FCA Athletes Pursue God Using His Word as an Anchor
March 22, 2021
TACOMA, Wash.— At a time when so much of life is being cancelled, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org) continues to pursue ways of keeping Christians grounded, because God’s word is an anchor. According to FCA, “His word magnifies and ties us to this truth. As the source for why we believe what we do, the Bible is a firm foundation from which we share our beliefs, find answers to the things that trouble us and keep us confident in God’s promises.”
Spencer Crace, FCA’s South Sound Multi-Area Director in Washington, demonstrated how to keep high school athletes grounded at a time of upheaval and cancellation. Seeking to help young athletes find joy during the trials they were constantly up against throughout 2020, Crace developed the Washington Quarterback Academy, a day camp giving 12 high school athletes the chance to work on their position, learn basic life skills, and, most importantly, learn more about the hope of Jesus Christ.
“In Washington, they’re not playing high school football right now,” Crace said, “so we wanted to create an environment where kids could get better, compete and make it about more than just football.”
Although the athletes were from different schools, they could all relate to the same sense of “loss” and disappointment from the 2020 season that was put on hold. Knowing this reality, Crace set out to make the heartbeat of the camp not only about “playing the game of football but learning to find joy in the midst of trials … and that joy can only be found in Jesus.”
“It’s the realization that God is going to use this in a good way,” Crace said. “You can find joy in the midst of trials — in the midst of COVID, and consider it pure joy because with Christ, you will persevere.”
FCA’s theme for 2021 is Pursue, which is based on the verse 1 Timothy 6:11: “But you, Timothy, are a man of God; so run from all these evil things. Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.” FCA encourages its members to pursue God utilizing His Word as an anchor, grounding Christians as they look to His Kingdom.
FCA explains that if Christians want to improve their skills in their sport, it only makes sense to spend time practicing, studying the game, and taking care of themselves to become better. In the same way, spiritual training should be exercised if Christians want to grow in Christ. Therefore it is important to be in God’s Word every day.
In 2019, Fellowship of Christian Athletes also celebrated its 65th year in existence. FCA has reached millions of people with the Gospel. View a timeline of FCA’s 65-year history here, including videos, quotes, articles, leader profiles, Camp themes, photos and more.
Read more about Fellowship of Christian Athletes here, visit FCA’s website at www.fca.org, its Facebook page at www.facebook.com/TheFCATeam or its Twitter feed https://twitter.com/TheFCATeam.
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