Fellowship of Christian Athletes Urges Christians to Pursue Truth in God’s Voice and Word
March 8, 2021
KANSAS CITY, Mo.— In life, we are always pursuing something – relationships, promotions, meaning and accolades. Our human nature craves success. But to measure our success, we must know the standard and our anchoring point.
The 2021 theme of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org) is ‘Pursue’ and will explore what it means to pursue Truth, Life, Team and Mission. Each of these themes connect to engage in intentional pursuit of God and His great call on His children’s lives (or on the lives of His followers).
“For this, we start at the root of things: truth,” said FCA President and CEO Shane Williamson. “Truth comes to us in many forms from many people and ideas. We wonder what is right and if there really is a standard of one specific truth over everything else. And we dedicate effort and pursuit into finding what and how we believe. We seek it because our souls want certainty.
“If we feel uncertainty within us, it’s because there is something more to our days. There is Someone who knows our name and has shown us a way in which to live that brings truth to life. Jesus Christ brings us to the Father and sets the standard for how we love our neighbor, respect ourselves and seek first the will of God that has been already reconciled through the blood of His Son.”
In just a few short sentences, Jesus points all toward truth: “I am the way, the truth, and the life. No one can come to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6) In a world that can make many feel as if they don’t know where they are going, Jesus grafts a greater Truth as His followers make a point to learn more about God through His Word.
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.
According to FCA, the first layer of pursuing truth is to read the truth. “How do we read truth? By pursuing God’s voice, which He shares with us in His Word, the Bible. The more we read the truth of God, the more natural it will be brought into our daily life. It’s important to know why we believe what we do, and the Bible centers us in the unchanging certainty of God.”
Throughout the year, FCA will be sharing stories that focus on what it means to pursue Jesus and the calling that He has on our lives. The four elements of Pursue that FCA will be exploring this year are: Pursue Truth, Pursue Life, Pursue Team, and Pursue Mission.
More about FCA’s 2021 ministry theme of Pursue can be explored at www.fcacamps.org where visitors can also watch the Pursue theme video as well as the 2021 Camps video. FCA also offers an outline to coincide with the Pursue theme that addresses sacrifice, surrender, surround and serve over four days of Camps, events or other meetings.
In 2019, Fellowship of Christian Athletes also celebrated its 65th year in existence. After extensive growth, 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.
To interview a Fellowship of Christian Athletes representative, contact Media@HamiltonStrategies.com, Jeff Tolson, 610.584.1096, ext. 108, or Deborah Hamilton, ext. 102.