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2019 FCA Kenmore Garfield Team Football Camp

On July 24-26, the Kenmore Garfield High School football team and coaching staff participated in an FCA Team Football Camp at the Pro Football Hall of Fame. This camp provided coaches and athletes an opportunity to practice on the fields at the Pro Football Hall of Fame, to spend two nights in a hotel, to participate in chapel services and eat meals at New Pointe church in Canton, to make many memories, and most importantly, to make a decision to follow Jesus Christ. 

10 campers made that decision on Thursday night. But let me back it up a bit.

Camp started on Wednesday morning.  BIG was the theme for the day, and that certainly showed up in the meals and the messages. FCA Akron Area Representative, Tyler Barney, shared with the team what it means to "Go Big" for God. Tyler shared his own faith journey and the big decisions he had to make in order to truly commit his life to Christ. 

On Thursday, campers learned what it meant to "Go Bold" for the Kingdom of God, and how to "Go Beyond" the expectations of others and their own expectations in pursuit of the expectations God has for their lives. Thursday night was the main event. Jami Bosley shared his story of sports success and moral failure with campers. He talked about making his way to the top of the basketball world only to find out the top was empty without a relationship with God. Markus McFolling followed Jami and talked about his journey from NFL to jail cell. The Holy Spirit was heavy in the room that evening as 10 campers verbally committed their lives to Christ.

Friday morning was more of a celebration than anything else. After 2 long days of camp, everyone was given an opportunity to sleep in. This provided an opportunity for those involved with camp to reflect on the experience. As the Kenmore Garfield head coach, Kemp Boyd, and I reminisced on the last couple of days, we couldn't help but talk about how the camp far exceeded our expectations. I suppose that's par for the course when you serve a God that is known for doing exceedingly abundantly above all that we ask or think. 

I want to thank everyone who was involved in making this camp a possibility. Perhaps the most impressive part of the whole camp was watching the church come together to bless these young men. Multiple individuals and organizations donated money, food, vans, facilities, and more to make this camp happen. This was an investment that will produce an eternal reward. Thank God for providing His resources through surrendered people!

5 Ways to Get Involved with FCA!

Please take a look at FCA Akron’s list of opportunities to see if you might be interested in teaming up with us to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes!

PRAY

Join an FCA Akron Pray Team and pray for the students in one of our local huddles.

SERVE

Join one of our major event planning committees (Game Time Dinner or Golf Scramble).

Serve in a volunteer capacity at one of our upcoming events.

Serve in a volunteer capacity for one of our huddle groups.

Help FCA launch a Bible study (a.k.a. Huddle) at a school or on a community sports team.

GIVE

Purchase FCA Bibles for a local huddle ($12 a piece).

Provide food, drinks, and supplies for a local huddle.

Scholarship ($600) a high-school foursome to participate in our annual golf outing.

Sponsor our annual golf outing ($6,000, $4,000, $2,500, $2,000, & $100 options).

Sponsor our annual Game Time Dinner ($20,000, $10,000, $5,000, $2,500, & $1,000 options).

Give monthly or lump sum to our efforts to see FCA Akron continue to grow.

GO

Attend one of our upcoming events.

Attend a huddle meeting.

Attend a board meeting.

SEND

Connect FCA with a coach or student athlete.

Send someone to one of our events.

Send us someone that would like to join our efforts (a.k.a. referrals).

For more information, e-mail Melanie Griffin at mgriffin@fca.org

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About FCA

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes exists to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. It is our mission to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church. 

We pursue our vision and mission through a strategy of "to and through the coach". We seek ministry first to coaches' hearts, marriages, and families. Then, when ready, we minister through coaches to their fellow coaches, teams, and athlete leaders.

We accomplish our mission and vision through our 4 Cs of ministry:

Coaches - Coaches are at the heart of FCA. Our role is to minister to these men and women by encouraging, equipping, and empowering them to know and serve Christ. 

Campus - Campus ministry is initiated and led by student-athletes and coaches on junior high, high school, and college campuses.

Camps - Camps are a time of inspiration and perspiration for athletes and coaches to reach their potential by offering comprehensive athletic, spiritual, and leadership training.

Community - Non-school based FCA ministries reach the community through partnerships with local churches, businesses, parents, and volunteers. These ministries not only reach out to the community, but also allow the community to invest in coaches and athletes.

BE THE REASON SOMEONE HEARS ABOUT CHRIST

Be the reason someone hears about Christ by supporting FCA Akron's efforts today.

To make a donation, visit: https://my.fca.org/donation?name=tristangriffin. Monthly donations are preferred. All donations are appreciated. 

If you have any questions or concerns, please e-mail our Area Director, Tristan Griffin, at tgriffin@fca.org

THANK YOU!

FCA AKRON STAFF

Tristan Griffin

Area Director                

tgriffin@fca.org

817-944-0499


Melanie Griffin

Admin. Assistant

mgriffin@fca.org