Fellowship of Christian Athletes is urging athletes to move from state of uncertainty to a position of confidence as they move into the new year. “It is important that we continue exercising truth by pursuing Jesus and the calling that He has on our life for this next season,” the organization said in announcing the 2021 ministry theme — Pursue. The theme will guide the entire year of events, studies, gatherings, camps and more.
The inspiration of athletes is nothing new for the organization. The life-changing impact on coaches and athletes has been the main focus of FCA Camps since 1956. Today, competitors who want to reach their potential through comprehensive athletic, spiritual and leadership training attend a variety of Camps, including sports, power, coaches, team, leadership, partnership, and international Camps.
For many coaches and athletes, feelings of uncertainty, confusion, loss and disappointment can seem like a certain reality. However, the truth is that our identity in Christ is greater than our identity in sports. It is confidence in Christ that wipes away any uncertainty of this world.
“Much like we pursue our goals in sports, God does the same with us,” said Shane Williamson, president and CEO for FCA. “He pursues us. He loves us and accepts us as we are. Success is no longer defined by our skills. With Him, we can leave the pressure of performance behind. With Him, we’re already a winner. His sacrifice for us gives us significance. We have a new purpose when we play. We can pursue the mission He has paved for us: a relationship with Him.”
Throughout the year, FCA will create content and share a story that focuses on what it means to pursue Jesus and the calling that He has on our lives. The four elements the organization will explore this year include: Pursue Truth, Pursue Life, Pursue Team, Pursue Mission.
“The Pursue theme is meaning from both a biblical standpoint as well as a practical one,” continued Williamson. “Timothy 6:11 talks about pursing righteousness in a Godly life. We are also encouraged to pursue love, gentleness and faith in that verse. These are the attributes that we should chase after.”
More about FCA’s 2021 ministry theme of Pursue can be explored at www.fcacamps.org where visitors can also watch the Pursue theme video as well as the 2021 Camps video. FCA also offers an outline to coincide with the Pursue theme that addresses sacrifice, surrender, surround and serve over four days of Camps, events or other meetings.
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.
In 2019, Fellowship of Christian Athletes also celebrated its 65th year in existence. After extensive growth, FCA has reached millions of people with the Gospel. View a timeline of FCA’s 65-year history.