‘Students walked away encouraged and inspired to either put their faith in Jesus for the first time, or to deepen their walk with Him’
October 17, 2022
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — Fields of Faith, Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ (FCA, www.fca.org) annual peer-to-peer event, took place on athletic fields across the country this past Wednesday, October 12, 2022 and saw even more lives changed by the Gospel of Christ. During a time of continued unrest in our culture, FCA’s student-driven, student-led outdoor events full of prayer, worship, and commitment to Bible reading are crucial.
“We are so thankful to God for an incredible night of impact on students across the globe,” said FCA Executive Vice President of Ministry Advancement Kellen Cox. “Students walked away encouraged and inspired to either put their faith in Jesus for the first time, or to deepen their walk with Him. We pray this is just the beginning of a powerful move of God in the lives of the next generation.”
Fields of Faith events are fully student-led. Inspired by their peers, young athletes together read God’s Word, pray, and share personal testimonies — deeply enriching their faith in the process. Congregating on their home athletic fields, thousands each year have experienced the spectacular impact of the Gospel.
FCA’s Fields of Faith understands that an athletic field offers a neutral rallying point for a community of faith believers. Here, on their own home turf and standing side by side, student athletes invite, pray for, share with, and challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ.
Last year, FCA saw thousands of coaches and athletes reached through Fields of Faith in 2021 — and this year, they saw even more! Created by FCA’s Executive Vice President of Strategic PartnershipsJeff Martin in 2004, Fields of Faith is an effective and highly engaging peer-to-peer event that inspires students to refuel their faith and get back to the basics of reading God’s Word through worship and personal testimonies.
Here are a few of the Fields of Faith testimonies that this years’ participants shared:
- “Fields of Faith did not disappoint. It’s always such a great experience to see these students praising the Lord. Great testimonies shared and lives changed forever!”
- “Lives were certainly changed last night as students heard and accepted the Gospel!”
- “God is so good! What a blessing this night was! Thank you to every student, parent, staff member, volunteer, board member, and church staff that made tonight happen! These students put their faith on display!”
- “What an amazing experience and opportunity to be able to pour and share my love for Christ with others! Tonight was absolutely amazing. I’m so thankful for the ability to share my love and my story with others to help encourage them to start or strengthen their relationship with Christ.”
FCA’s theme for 2022 is Every, based on Ephesians 1:3: “All praise to God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, who has blessed us with every spiritual blessing in the heavenly realms because we are united with Christ.” FCA reminds Christian coaches and athletes that they already have everything they need in Christ and encourages them to seek Him both on and off the field.