Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Key Peer-to-Peer Fall Event for Coaches and Athletes Originated in 2004
October 11, 2021
KANSAS CITY, Mo. — It’s nearly here—the exciting autumn event from Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org)!The organization’s key peer-to-peer fall event, Fields of Faith, takes place this year on Wednesday, October 13, 2021, and it’s an event thousands of coaches and student athletes alike have attended since it was first held back in 2004. This year especially, during the pandemic and many other stresses and challenges, this outstanding student-led event promises to be important and powerful for God’s young believers.
At Fields of Faith events, 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, all thanks to the original vision for Fields of Faith that was set in motion with God’s help nearly 20 years ago. To find a local Fields of Faith, visit www.fieldsoffaith.com/allfields for a list of events by state.
Says Shane Williamson, FCA’s president and CEO, “Like all of our FCA events, Fields of Faith helps coaches and athletes experience God’s saving grace and gain the knowledge that lives can be transformed through Jesus. We pray that these amazing experiences for God’s glory will continue for years to come.”
Notes Jeff Martin, FCA’s Executive Director of Campus Sport Ministry, “In 2004, more than 6,000 students gathered on school athletic fields throughout Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas for our first Fields of Faith event. That year, over 100 students made decisions for Christ. Since then, hundreds of thousands of people have attended Fields of Faith events—with thousands accepting Christ into their lives. God leads us to deepen our relationship with Him, talk to Him daily, and get into His Word on a regular basis.”
Here are a few of the Fields of Faith testimonies that participants have enthusiastically shared over the years:
- “Powerful night at Fields of Faith! God is doing remarkable things through our students.”
- “Fields of Faith is such a blessing and it was definitely an awesome night!”
- “Went to Fields of Faith last night. Saw lots of people, and best of all, my best friend got saved!”
- “It’s time to spark a spiritual movement for God. Christianity needs a change in momentum—students who stand together against the pressures and temptations in our world, as a generation that is committed to reading the Bible and applying it to their lives. It’s time to Get in the Game and Get in the Book!”
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.
FCA’s theme for 2021 is Pursue, based on 1 Timothy 6:11: “Pursue righteousness and a godly life, along with faith, love, perseverance, and gentleness.” FCA encourages its members to pursue God’s use of His Word as an anchor, grounding Christians as they look to His Kingdom.
Since 1956, the impact on coaches and athletes has been the main focus of FCA Camps, with each Camp offering fun, outstanding sports training, inspiring speakers, strong friendships, and lasting change. View the FCA Camps video here and browse camps by location, sport or date at www.fcacamps.org, as some camps still continue in September.
To interview a Fellowship of Christian Athletes representative, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.