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Keep Reaching for 100%

Published on December 14, 2020

Shane Williamson

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By show of hands, how many of you expected 2020 to turn out the way it has so far?

In my mind, this has been one of the most unprecedented, challenging years I’ve seen on a global scale in years, maybe decades. And everything that has happened—from pandemics to racial outcries—has been felt deeply in the sports community.

We’ve comforted coaches and athletes whose seasons were canceled. We’ve wept with brothers and sisters as racism brought us to our knees. And perhaps like never before, we’ve rallied together to get through all of it. That’s what teammates do.

Sports ministry hasn’t looked like what we thought it would this year, but it’s been absolutely vital that we carry on in pursuit of our vision and mission. In spite of stay-at-home orders, we still had a job to do in bringing the love of Christ to the sports community. And, as you’ll read in this issue, we’re grateful the Lord helped us find ways to do that.

Through projects like FCA Virtual, online Huddle Up gatherings, webinars to equip staff for a new season of ministry, heartfelt all-staff discussions about tough issues and more, we saw the Lord move us through turbulent waters to bring blessing. In His grace, He kept showing us ways to keep going—keep reaching for 100%—despite the challenges. We continued bringing His love and Truth to coaches and athletes. What has been equally amazing is how He’s brought us even closer as a body of teammates reaching for our common goal.

There’s no way of telling what the remainder of this year has in store. (I personally wouldn’t be shocked by anything.) But if there’s one thing we’ve learned, it’s that God will guide us through the great whatever. He’s proven Himself faithful time and again, and we know He’ll never stop. He’ll always give 100%.

May we all do the same.



Shane Williamson