This article appears in the Fall 2023 issue of the FCA Donor Publication. The FCA publication is a gift from our FCA staff to all donors giving $50 or more annually. For more information about giving, visit here.
Every year, I am blown away at how God is using FCA to reach coaches and athletes in every generation. The times may change, but the Gospel is the same. We stand on truth as a ministry, and we’re seeing God continue to use FCA as we share His Word and serve coaches and athletes.
Throughout the year, your FCA staff have encouraged coaches and athletes to experience the reality that “greater is He that is in you than he that is in the world” (1 John 4:4). Jesus is greater! They have connected with coaches and athletes as they’ve participated on campus, in leagues, clubs and camps—helping them learn how to go from a performance mindset to a godly purpose mindset."While athletic competition is the vehicle for our message, we’re laser-focused on sharing Jesus and discipling coaches and athletes."
-Shane Williamson, FCA President/CEO
Through your generosity, we’ve watched parents sign up their kids for our FCA Sports Clubs and Leagues, excited at the opportunity for their children to grow both athletically and spiritually. Some very generous supporters have taken a leap of faith with us as we’ve begun breaking ground on facilities that will house FCA Sports in their communities. It’s an exciting time!
There’s a greater purpose to what we’re doing at FCA, and our mission goes beyond sports. While athletic competition is the vehicle for our message, we’re laser-focused on sharing Jesus and discipling coaches and athletes. Some of you may be like me: You encountered FCA as a young coach or athlete. Many experienced FCA in high school or college, when it was growing leaps and bounds as a campus ministry. But today, we’re seeing FCA expand into even more sport environments, like outdoor and motocross venues, action sports and all ability programs. FCA now has a greater reach, and our message is going further than ever before.
You’re receiving this publication because you’ve journeyed alongside us this year and supported the ministry. Thank you for trusting us with your time, treasure and talent! We pray that as you read about the impact your generosity is making, you’ll see the greater purpose at work, for the glory of God.