Staying in the game, fulfilling the Great Commission

Tuesday, November 7, 2017
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Bill Bumpas (OneNewsNow.com)

FCA logoThe largest sports ministry in the world is praising God for the growth of its international reach over the last decade.

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes began reaching coaches and athletes internationally in 2007 beginning with just five camps impacting 760 competitors. A decade later, the ministry now has touched more than 40,000 athletes and coaches in nearly 300 sports camps in 62 countries in the past year.

Silas Mullis is FCA's international director of field support. "Our camps are catalytic events that are pointed towards year-round ministry in our huddles," he tells OnenewsNow. An FCA "huddle" is a certified small group Bible study/devotion for coaches and athletes.

Silas says in the past year FCA International has hosted nearly 900 huddle groups.

"That growth has been directly connected to our camps; and so every camp we do, we're wanting to launch new huddles," he explains.

"We want to help engage coaches and athletes meeting together, life on life, getting in God's Word and growing in God's Word year-round so [that] the following year when there's camps, we're able to continue to see that growth and journey with those coaches and athletes."

More than 6,600 first-time commitments to Christ were made over the past year through the events and efforts of FCA International.

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