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Causes: Camps, Children & Youth, Christianity, Mental Health, Religion, Sports, Substance Abuse Prevention, Youth Development - Religious Leadership

Mission: To present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving jesus christ as savior and lord, serving him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

Programs: To advance our mission (statement noted above) and our vision ("to see the world impacted through the influence of coaches and athletes"), the fellowship of christian athletes primarily focuses efforts through our 4 c's of ministry: coaches, campus, camp and community. Additionally, fca is expanding our influence to coaches and athletes through sport-specific ministry and international ministry. Each of these areas fully aligns with and advances our mission and ministry objectives. Fca has grown to over 1600 staff members who, in addition to their ministry efforts, solicit donations for the expansion of these program areas and resources. See schedule o for a summary of each area as well as key ministry accomplishments. Coaches ministryfca coaches ministry is the ministry method to coaches through huddles, events, training and resources. Fca coaches ministry focuses on ministering to the heart of the coach first and then supporting the coach as they engage with the four c's of ministry. This year, we saw incredible impact with a record 1,374 certified coaches huddles. Also, we've seen tremendous impact through 3dimensional coaching, an online curriculum of video training modules that allows coaches to determine their transformational purpose in coaching. In addition, fca participated in national coaches' conventions, where coaches were encouraged and challenged to grow in their faith. Campus ministrythe school campus is one of the most strategic mission fields with a majority of all youth passing through this portal. Fca focuses on equipping, enabling, empowering and encouraging student athletes, coaches and adult leaders to impact and influence their campus for christ. There are three ministry types: multi-sport huddles, team huddles and coaches huddles. Additionally, outreach events take place on the campus such as school assemblies and the annual fields of faith events. This year, over 450,000 students were reached in 15,397 campus huddles worldwide. The thirteenth annual fields of faith event had more than 192,000 students participate on 519 athletic fields. Of those attendees, 7,414 committed to christ, 8,612 recommitted to christ, and 8,781 committed to read the bible. God has used fields of faith to impact over 1. 2 million people since it first began in 2004. Camp ministrycamp is a time of "inspiration and perspiration" for coaches and athletes to reach their potential by offering comprehensive athletic, spiritual and leadership training. In fca we offer seven types of camps: sports camps, leadership camps, coaches camps, power camps, partnership camps, team camps, and international camps. Camp ministry experienced a recordbreaking year with a total attendance of 113,470 at 772 fca camps in 45 states and 41 countries around the world. Many lives were impacted and transformed by outstanding competition and spiritual growth during fca's 62nd camp season. The 2017 theme, one, challenged attendees to follow jesus christ as they make a difference for him. That is exactly what happened with 9,417 salvation decisions and 10,997 recommitments to the lord. Community ministrywith the majority of athletes playing sports in the community (non-campus programs), fca is ministering to the club, recreational and youth sports teams with the goal of establishing on-going ministry for coaches and athletes to compete for jesus christ with character, passion and excellence. Fca community ministry is the off-campus opportunities to reach coaches and athletes through the club and recreation sport environment. Fca is reaching thousands of coaches and athletes through 1,012 community sport huddles around the globe. The types of community ministry are: team huddles, multi-sport huddles, coaches huddles and fca sports teams. International ministryfca international continued to explode in the 4c's of ministry. God has allowed us to have a footprint in 62 countries around the world. With 196 countries in the world, we are already making great progress. We have 62 countries that are served by 164 international leaders. This year, there were 294 camps with 40,068 campers and 6,667 salvations in 41 countries. The huddle ministry expanded to 876 huddles. These huddles reached 21,883 coaches and athletes. Through all these avenues of our ministry, here's the heart of it all: 49,959 committments to christ.

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