Category Archives: About FCA Charlotte

How does a local school benefit from having available and engaged FCA staff?

Ministry to all Coaches– Every high school has 20-25 coaches on staff. FCA staff ministers to the coaches through:

  • Encouragement, Discipleship, Evangelism, and Bible Studies
  • Ministry strategy for incorporating faith based coaching into their plans
  • Care ministry to coaches and families
  • Resources specific to their needs
  • Access to camps and ministry opportunities for coaches and families

Ministry to Athletes – Every high school has 3-400 athletes.  FCA staff ministers to the students by:

  • Developing team specific Huddles led by coaches and volunteers
  • Providing resource materials, speakers, and tools to use for ministry
  • Creating evangelistic opportunities to share the gospel with the athletes
  • Providing relational and discipleship ministry to student leaders
  • Facilitating ministry to athletes and their families in times of crisis and need

Ministry to the Student Body – Every high school culture is influenced heavily by the athletes and coaches who are on the campus. FCA staff ministers to the total student body through:

  • Campus-wide Huddles
  • Evangelism to share the gospel with the students
  • Ministry services to the athletes and from the athletes
  • Development of student leaders
  • Development of volunteer leaders
  • Resources for devotionals, worship, services, and discipleship
  • Missions opportunities for serving their community
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Understanding the Need for FCA Charlotte

There are over 100 public and private High schools in the Greater Charlotte Metro Area.  There are 8 universities with athletic teams and there are thousands of off-campus sports teams playing and practicing every year.  In order to bring FCA resources to full capacity, there must be a staff member assigned to every 4-5 high schools and at least one to every major off-campus sport such as volleyball, soccer, baseball, and basketball.

Adding new staff members requires finding individuals who are equipped and called to the ministry of FCA.  New staff members will need training, resources, and financial support. Additionally, they will need prayers and volunteer leadership willing to step up and use their influence, gifts, and financial means. In order to fulfill the opportunity for ministry, we must add over 50 FCA staff members over the next 5 years. In order to accomplish this, we need your support.

FCA Staff in the Schools

How does a local school benefit from having available and engaged staff?

Ministry to all Coaches – Every high school has 20-25 coaches on staff. FCA staff ministers to the coaches through:

  • Encouragement, Discipleship, Evangelism, and Bible Studies
  • Ministry strategy for incorporating faith based coaching into their plans
  • Care ministry to coaches and families
  • Resources specific to their needs
  • Access to camps and ministry opportunities for coaches and families

Ministry to Athletes – Every high school has 3-400 athletes. FCA staff ministers to the students by:

  • Developing team specific Huddles led by coaches and volunteers
  • Providing resource materials, speakers, and tools to use for ministry
  • Creating evangelistic opportunities to share the gospel with the athletes
  • Providing relational and discipleship ministry to student leaders
  • Facilitating ministry to athletes and their families in times of crisis and need
  • Encouraging enrollment in camps and mission opportunities

Student Body – Every high school culture is influenced heavily by the athletes and coaches who are on the campus. FCA staff ministers to the total student body through:

  • Campus-wide Huddles
  • Evangelism to share the gospel with the students
  • Ministry services to the athletes and from the athletes
  • Development of student leaders
  • Development of volunteer leaders
  • Resources for devotionals, worship, services, and discipleship
  • Missions opportunities for serving their community

Why FCA?

Middle and high school students are growing up in a world of uncertainty and turmoil like America has never experienced. Family structures are failing, values and beliefs are vague, and students have generally lost their hope and identity. The most influential element of student life today is athletics. On most campuses, at least 30% of students participate in athletics and most of the others are highly interested in the activities surrounding school sports.

Coaches are the most influential element to the athletic department of each campus. How those coaches conduct themselves and the values they express are seen and heard by the athletes and the student body. This makes ministering to these groups of utmost importance in order to affect the present generation positively and spiritually.

FCA has the unique ability to exist in the public and private school system. By operating just like a school club and focusing on empowering coaches, there are very few boundaries to FCA’s ability to engage in the campus life. This alone represents a huge opportunity to affect the spiritual climate of a campus.