KANSAS CITY, Mo.—Now that the sun is shining a little more frequently and the temperatures are rising, families are looking forward to spring and summer activities. Among them will be the 2019 Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA, www.fca.org) Camps season.
This year, FCA is focusing on the 2019 ministry theme of “Let’s Go!” That theme will also be the basis of the entire Camps season. “Let’s Go!” is meant to be said with emphasis because it’s not only the rally cry for many athletes, coaches and teams, but it also should be the goal of Christians when they consider Christ’s call to the Great Commission.
In Mathew 28:18-20, Jesus says, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”
“Our 2019 theme of ‘Let’s Go!’ reminds us that Jesus is straightforward when He calls anyone who has repented of their sins and believed in Him to action,” said FCA President and CEO Shane Williamson. “It’s not merely a suggestion. No, Jesus is exhorting us to go and make disciples. He challenges us, just as He did His disciples, to break the huddle, get in the game and run the play. Presenting the gospel and teaching God’s word to make disciples who make disciples. Together, we can see the world transformed by Jesus Christ. With confidence—Let’s Go!—through the power of spirit and the promise of Christ’s presence.”
This past summer, more than 88,000 campers participated in 771 FCA Camps in 43 states and 50 countries for a time of “inspiration and perspiration.” FCA Camps take the best attributes of an athletic-focused camp and a spiritual-focused camp and combines them into an athletic/spiritual experience like none other. FCA Camps remove athletes and coaches from the routine of their sport, friends, co-workers and community, and place them into an exciting, healthy, athletic environment that allows them to pursue their passion for sport and clearly see and hear Christ’s passion for them.
Said one past camper, “FCA Camp has been the greatest experience of my life! Anyone who has not gone to FCA Camp is missing out on one great experience.”
Six different types of Camps exist where competitors can reach their potential through comprehensive athletic, spiritual and leadership training, including Sports Camps (multi-sport and sport-specific camps), Leadership Camps (developing athletes and coaches to be leaders), Coaches Camps (designed to minister, equip and encourage); Team Camps (to come together to compete); Power Camps (typically for athletes 8-12 years of age); and Partnership Camps (FCA partners with some of the best organizations).
Several Camps are already on the calendar for this summer, including the Greater St. Louis FCA Girls Lacrosse Camp at Missouri Baptist University, the Dave Feamster FCA Hockey Camp in Pueblo, Colorado, AZ FCA Camp at Northern Arizona University, and Northern Black Hills Sports Camp in Spearfish, South Dakota, just to name a few.
The impact on coaches and athletes has been the main focus of FCA Camps since 1956, with each Camp offering unbelievable fun, outstanding sports training, awesome speakers, incredible friendships and life change. View the 2019 FCA Camps video here.
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