Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ International Camps Impact 30,000+ Coaches and Athletes Around the World
300 Camps in 50 Countries Will Be Life-Changing for Tens of Thousands of Coaches, Athletes, Families and Communities
KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Tens of thousands of coaches and athletes here in the U.S. are prepping for life-changing summer camp experiences through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org).
But internationally, FCA Camps will reach thousands more. Whether in nations being introduced to sports such as lacrosse or basketball or in countries where sports like baseball and soccer are ingrained in the culture, FCA Camps aim for eternal impact no matter where they happen. While athletic skills are built through training and competition, FCA Camps also immerse student-athletes in life lessons that help them grow closer to Christ.
Last year, FCA International hosted over 300 Camps in 50 countries for more than 30,000 campers.
“There’s no telling what God will accomplish this summer at FCA Camps around the world, but we can’t wait to find out,” said Dan Britton, FCA Executive Director for Field Ministry, International. “FCA has embarked on an intentional journey to reach those in all 196 countries around the world, especially as sports bring people of all cultures together. Last year, FCA International was privileged to witness more than 7,000 individuals give their lives to Jesus through Camps, Huddles and other FCA gatherings. That is an awe-inspiring experience, and we are so blessed that God has allowed us to be part of his plan for souls around the world.”
For more than six decades, FCA has focused on building up coaches and athletes around the world through its successful and impactful Camps program each summer. Those who love both sports and Christ can choose from several different types of Camps that serve as a time of “inspiration and perspiration” for coaches, athletes and teams.
Last year, Moses Muge, FCA Kenya Leader held his first Camp for 113 athletes and coaches. The impact has been life-changing for the campers and their communities. This year, Muge plans to host three Camps as he expands his ministry into new towns.
“Our campers and coaches return to their homes with biblical life-skills that they learn at Camp,” shared Muge. “Their families and community see the transformation that Christ is doing in their lives.”
FCA Camps worldwide this summer will focus on the theme of “Let’s Go,” based on the Bible verse from Matthew 28:18-20, in which Jesus says, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
Meant to be said with emphasis, “Let’s Go” is not only the rally cry for many athletes, coaches and teams, but it also should be the goal of Christians when they consider Christ’s call to the Great Commission.
For its immensely popular Camps program, FCA takes the best attributes of an athletic-focused camp and a spiritual-focused camp and combines them into an athletic/spiritual experience like none other. FCA Camps remove athletes and coaches from the routine of their sport, friends, co-workers and community, and place them into an exciting, healthy, athletic environment that allows them to pursue their passion for sport and clearly see and hear Christ’s passion for them.
To find FCA Camps in specific areas or to inquire about volunteering at an FCA Camp, visit www.fcacamps.org. Read more about Fellowship of Christian Athletes here, visit FCA’s website at www.fca.org, its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/fcafans or its Twitter feed @fcanews.