Fellowship of Christian Athletes
FCA focuses on serving local communities around the globe by engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to unite, inspire and change the world through the gospel. At Thomas Heyward Academy, FCA meets every other Wednesday at 2:00pm. in Coach Shuford's classroom. Our "School Huddle" welcomes everyone wanting to have a relationship with Jesus Christ. Our sports teams have "Huddles" before games as well. But students do NOT have to play a sport to participate in FCA.
This year with the help of our FCA leaders, we want to:
(1 Thessalonians 2:8)
We engage relationally by connecting with individuals and through events in many different environments by building genuine trust, sharing our lives and sharing the gospel. We strive to connect with coaches and athletes where they are on their spiritual journey.
After cultivating relationships and once coaches and athletes come to faith in Christ, we want to equip them with Christ-centered training, events, resources and on-going support in what it means to be a follower of Christ, growing in God’s Word and applying it to life.
(2 Timothy 2:2)
Once equipped, we empower faithful leaders who desire to use their time, talents and treasures to help other coaches and athletes experience the gospel, grow in their faith and share Him with others. We desire to develop disciples who make disciples, assisting them so that they can in turn engage, equip and empower others to know and grow in Christ and lead others to do the same.
Operation Christmas Child
FCA and Jr. and Sr. Beta Club are team up to to collect items for Operation Christmas Child (OCC). OCC Operation Christmas Child is a project of Samaritan’s Purse, an international relief organization. There mission is to provide local partners around the world with shoeboxes filled with small toys, hygiene items, and school supplies as a means of reaching out to children in their own communities with the Good News of Jesus Christ. We ship these simple gifts outside the United States to children affected by war, poverty, natural disaster, famine, and disease; and to children living on Native American reservations in the U.S.
SUGGESTED ITEMS WE ARE COLLECTING:
small toys (no guns or war related toys, please) pencils, crayons, notebooks, books
combs, brushes pencil case or box
toothbrushes, washcloth crayons, colored pencils, blank notecards
bar soap (no liquid please) shirts, hats, socks, sunglasses, flip flops
reusuable plastic containers: water bottles, cup, plate, bowl tote bag, purse, small back pack
blanket (small) hair bows, puzzles, ruler, protractor