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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes engages coaches and athletes to grow in their faith and sport.

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...FCA Steel Valley is over 60 "HUDDLE" clubs strong, 100s of volunteers united with local communities and area churches "to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes."

Celebrate with Bob - His 6th year anniversary was on Sept 1st, 2012-2018! Thank you for Praying, Serving and Giving to sustain FCA Steel Valley! Because of you, FCA has grown...

FROM DOZENS TO THOUSANDS...

2012
2018
13 Campus & Team "Huddle" Groups
60+ Campus & Team "Huddle" Groups
1 Team Talk
15 Team Talks
0 School Assemblies
15 School Assemblies reaching over 5000!
Approximately 100 Students & Coaches in weekly FCA "E3" Discipleship
Over 1200 Students & Coaches in weekly FCA "E3" Discipleship
5 FCA Campers
157 FCA Campers
19 Salvations
Average over 100 Salvations each school year
24 Bibles Distributed
Average over 250 Bibles and 200 other FCA Resources yearly


Growing #FCASVY #FCAStronger !!!

Martin Dunham will become our new FCA Area Director to deepen our Mission "to lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church." Bob Kimpel will now be freed up to focus more on developing our FCA Ministry Methods...

"to make disciples through engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to know and grow in Christ and lead others to do the same." Another one of Bob's key FCA Strategies is "to go to our coaches to support their hearts, marriages and families. Then, when ready, we minister through coaches to their fellow coaches, teams and athlete leaders."

Billy Graham said, “A coach will impact more people in one year than the average person will in an entire lifetime.” With the influence of a coach, FCA recognizes the most strategic way to reach more athletes is to first reach the coach. 

"EROI" Eternal Return On Investment...       It's critical we partner with you to sustain our mission & vision, raising another $5000.00 per month by December 31st, 2018. Any and every donation will make a tangible difference with FCA Steel Valley! If it's more effective to do a one-time or year-end donation, that's a viable option too. 

We all know the declining spiritual statistics in our youth across America, but we have the answer in Jesus. And, FCA Steel Valley students & leaders have unprecedented ACCESS to area schools! Our mission will stall without you, however TOGETHER the Great Commission can be accomplished! 

Please prayerfully consider what you can give. With your monthly partnership, we will secure a sustainable budget to work ministry in and through our youth and coaches. Simply click HERE! Again, every donation will find it's way to a local athlete, student or coach. Thank you! 

***If you desire an even greater impact, please contact us about becoming an 

"FCA Champion", lending your influence to launch "FCA Booster Clubs" in your community! 

We boost sports, band and other great causes, why not Jesus! Please call Bob today for more info, 330-565-9274. 

Ministry updates from the last few years are included below, but the latest updates are found on FCA Steel Valley social media at the end of this page! 

SYATP 2018 National Student Prayer day!

2018 FCA Steel Valley Charitable Golf Outing & Banquet featuring 4-time USA Volleyball Olympian Reid Priddy

SAVE THE DATE FOR 2019 Golf Outing...Monday, June 10th, 2019 REGISTRATION, SPONSORSHIPS & DINNER-ONLY RESERVATIONS will OPEN Winter of 2019, stay tuned

2019 GOLF will INCLUDE A GRAB & GO LUNCH, YOUR CHOICE OF MORNING OR AFTERNOON Shotgun Start, EVENING DINNER, ENCOURAGING AND CHALLENGING TALK FROM GUEST SPEAKER, FCA Shirt or PULL-OVER, PRIZES, SILENT AUCTION, AND MORE! 

2017 Golf Outing HIGHLIGHTS: https://youtu.be/VxOeSU10LRQ

OVER $45,000 WAS RAISED both IN 2017 & 2018 FOR LOCAL FCA MINISTRY!!

Special Opportunity for Volleyball Players & Fans! 

SPORTSWORLD OUTREACH DECEMBER 5-7TH, 2017 



RESULTS:

2700 Students in 8 Schools reached with the message of Jesus Christ!

5 Salvations!

1 New FCA Club at Campbell Middle School will start in 2018!!!

3Dimensional Coaching Clinic @Western Reserve Schools 

November 2017 

All Jr. and Sr. High Coaches attended a 1.5 hour workshop that introduced 3dimensional coaching concepts to purposely "go beyond winning" with their athletes. They had the option of continuing workshops throughout the year to build a legacy that includes developing the body, mind, and heart in their sports culture! FCA will also work with individual teams that elect to go even deeper... improving team cohesion, unity, character, commitment and emotional strength! 

Check out this video and let us know if your school or community sports team is interested in transforming your sports culture!

Click Here 4 minute video


FCA SPORTS CAMP, ALBION COLLEGE July 2017

3 Leaders, 3 Stories

Jay Yanno

Jay Yanno will be a senior next year at Youngstown State University. At the camp, Yanno worked with the basketball teams and his huddle group was specifically high school freshman.

 

Yanno was impressed by the way the FCA camp had went. He said, "everyone was just really responsive and into being at the camp. They looked forward to going to chapel, playing sports, and getting to know each other more in their Huddle small groups." He said the kids were really open about what they were learning not only on the court, but also in the Huddles so that made conversation really easy.

 

One of the campers in Yanno's huddle was a boy name Carson Palmer. Yanno describe Palmer as one of the guys in the Huddle that had a ton of influence on the other guys. He lead the atmosphere in the Huddles most of the time. When he was goofy, everyone was goofy. When he was serious, everyone was serious. In the beginning of the camp, Palmer was mostly goofy. But one day after Yanno pulled him aside to talk, instead of yelling at him and telling him to stop, Yanno took the time to encourage Palmer and called him a leader. After hearing this, Palmer was taken back. No one had ever called him a leader before. Yanno knew he was a good kid; all he needed was some encouragement to really show what kind of guy he really is. Yanno knows he's a great kid and that when he goes back to school, he's going to be a big influence.

 

Overall, Yanno really enjoyed his time at camp. He saw God move a lot at camp through the kids. He says, "It was huge in our Huddle group. You saw God move at chapel, though practice and competition time, and when we got back to the Huddle group, kids were opening up and it was cool to see God work that way."

 

 

Diego Villatoro


Diego Villatoro is student at Youngstown State University where he will be a sophomore. At the FCA sports camp at Albion College, Villatoro worked with high school sophomores who were there to play football.

 

Something that left an impression on Villatoro was how the student athletes learned and worshiped God every day. He made the comment, "they reached me in more ways than I had reached them through one, football, but only because I don't know much about football (Diego unselfishly stepped out of his comfort zone as a soccer and basketball player to fill in a gap as a football clinician). And two, they reached me through what they had to say during our Huddle time.

 

Villatoro was especially moved by one of his campers named Kurt. Kurt is a kid with special needs that was in his Huddle group at the camp. Kurt loved everyone and was always by Villatoro's side. Kurt's story was so touching to Villatoro because he is an adopted child and only 3 people know he is alive. Kurt has a brother that doesn't even know he exists or if he does, he thinks he's dead. Villatoro noted that "even though Kurt is adopted, he always talked about the amazing family he has. Kurt is a great kid, very smart and was always making everyone laugh."

 

Throughout his whole camp experience, Villatoro had an extraordinary time. Villatoro says that, "God moved this week at camp by bringing all the kids in each group closer together. Everyone helped everyone and it was a team between all the campers worshiping and having fun." This camp is something he would definitely recommend to anyone thinking about going.

 

 

Tommy Barnes


While Tommy Barnes had an incredible time at the 2017 Albion College FCA sports camp, his favorite thing was to watch God work through a friend of his at the camp. He said "I saw God move through my friend. I was able to help him see God through his own eyes and create a relationship with the Lord. Helping Eric meet God was a big impact and just watching my friend grow closer to God was a great experience. Tommie will be a Sophomore at Struthers High School this year. By the way, Tommie won the dance competition :) 


Way to represent Jesus and FCA Steel Valley, Tommie, Diego and Jay!

"FCA's Theme for 2017-2018 school year " Whatever happens, conduct yourselves in a manner worthy of the gospel of Christ. Then, whether I come and see you or only hear about you in my absence, I will know that you stand firm in the ONE Spirit, striving together as one for the faith of the gospel" Phil 1:27

HIGHLIGHTS: https://youtu.be/VxOeSU10LRQ

2017 SPRING MIDDLE SCHOOL AND HS "HUDDLE FESTS" HUGE SUCCESS!

OVER 40 YOUNG PEOPLE RESPONDED TO SALVATION AT THESE EVENTS THIS SPRING...GAMES, FOOD, GUEST SPEAKERS, WITH MULTIPLE AREA CHURCHES PARTNERING TO MAKE IT A SUCCESS. MORE PICS ON "FCA STEEL VALLEY" FACEBOOK! THANK YOU JESUS!

FCA STEEL VALLEY "RISE" 2016-17

HOW CAN WE SERVE YOU THROUGH FCA'S 4 C's...

CAMPUS, COACHES, COMMUNITY, CAMPS

FCA "RISE" THEME FOR THIS YEAR! JOSHUA 1:9 

"Haven’t I commanded you: be strong and courageous? Do not be afraid or discouraged, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

"FCA RISE" DESSERT EVENT: SEPT 20TH, 7-9PM

HOSTED BY OLD NORTH CHURCH, CANFIELD, OH 7-9PM.  STEEL VALLEY FCA HONORED FCA'S 45 YEAR LOCAL LEGACY, CELEBRATED CURRENT MINISTRY, AND ROSE TOGETHER TO IMPACT THIS GENERATION".... FEATURED DEVON MCDONALD NOTRE DAME FOOTBALL NATIONAL CHAMPION, NFL PRO WITH THE INDIANAPOLIS COLTS, CURRENT CEO OF SPORTSWORLD MINISTRIES, AND NATIONAL FCA BOARD MEMBER. AND ALSO, BING NEWTON, FOUNDER OF THE "MEN'S RALLY IN THE VALLEY"

SPRING / SUMMER UPDATE 2016: 

SO FAR WE'VE KICKED OFF THE YEAR WITH OUR NEW "FCA 3E" LEADERSHIP EVENTS. THIS "ENCOURAGE, EQUIP, AND EMPOWER" SERIES IS FOR STUDENT AND ADULT  LEADERS...UPCOMING DATES ARE JANUARY 15TH AND APRIL 23RD. RALLY WITH US AND OTHER FCA HUDDLE LEADERS FROM THE CANTON AND AKRON AREAS. ALL UPCOMING EVENTS ARE AT MALONE UNIVERSITY IN CANTON, OH.

IN AUGUST, OLD NORTH CHURCH IN CANFIELD HOSTED 2 "3E" SESSIONS OF STUDENTS AND ADULT LEADERS FROM ALL OVER MAHONING, TRUMBULL, COLUMBIANA, AND A COUPLE FROM AS FAR AWAY AS GENEVA, OH... "FCA 3E" INSPIRES FCA LEADERS TO SHARE IDEAS AND FELLOWSHIP TO SUSTAIN ENERGY IN YOUR LOCAL FCA MINISTRY...DON'T MISS THE NEXT ONE! CONTACT ME FOR MORE INFO!

PICS FROM OUR PARTNERSHIP WITH "GAMECHANGERS"-WARREN OH-FLAG FOOTBALL CAMP AT THE NILES WELLNESS CENTER

FCA VISITS WITH DAVE KOHOUT, "TALK IS CHEAP" MINISTRY

NEOHIO SPRING BANQUET... CLEVELAND, AKRON-CANTON, AND YOUNGSTOWN FCA REGIONS PARTNERING TOGETHER: 

FCA YOUNGSTOWN FRIENDS AND BOARD MEMBERS

YSU PRESIDENT JIM TRESSEL

HEAD AKRON FOOTBALL COACH TERRY BOWDEN

FCA PRO FOOTBALL HALL OF FAME BANQUET BREAKFAST WITH HOF MEMBER JACK YOUNGBLOOD

FORMER OHIO STATE BUCKEYE BASKETBALL AND "MIRACLE OF RICHFIELD" CAVALIER, LUKE WITTE, AND FORMER ASHLAND UNIVERSITY NATIONAL CHAMPION WOMEN'S BASKETBALL COACH, SUE RAMSEY, WITH ME AT OUR SUMMER NEOHIO BANQUET:

BAPTIZED A COUPLE SOUTH RANGE HIGH SCHOOL FCA MEMBERS!

FCA, KINGSWAY, AND LAMPPOST FARM TEAM BUILDING WITH A LOCAL CORPORATION! LIFE CHANGING! BASED ON THE BOOK "THE 5 DYSFUNCTIONS OF A TEAM"

FCA CAMP:

IT'S NEVER TOO EARLY TO START THINKING ABOUT WHO'S GOING TO FCA CAMP ...WHAT DOES CAMP LOOK LIKE!? SEE VIDEO HERE

3D COACHING: WHO'S COACHING THE COACHES? AND....

HOW ARE WE DEVELOPING THE 21ST CENTURY ATHLETE?

LAST APRIL'S "OH/PA" CLINIC WAS SO GOOD, ATTENDEES STAYED FOR 2 HOURS AFTER TO DISCUSS HOW TO GO DEEPER INTO ALL 3 DIMENSIONS WITH THEIR ATHLETES...BODY, MIND, AND HEART! IF YOU DESIRE TO IMPROVE DISCIPLINE, UNITY, AND CHARACTER IN YOUR TEAM, CALL ME FOR A PRIVATE SESSION! SOME 3D "DRILLS" TO TRY: CLICK HERE

MORE PRAISE REPORTS:

1) MARCH 11TH, 2016 THE "WOODLAWN" MOVIE SHOWED AT MAIN STREET THEATER IN COLUMBIANA, OH. OWEN KICKED OFF THE EVENING WITH AWESOME WORSHIP BEFORE A CROWD OF 300 STUDENTS! MOVIE WAS AWESOME...WATCH IT!!! FORMER YSU NATIONAL CHAMPION QUARTERBACK AND POLAND HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL COACH MARK BRUNGARD SHARED HIS TESTIMONY AT THE CONCLUSION OF THE EVENING. 5 YOUNG PEOPLE RECEIVED CHRIST AS THEIR SAVIOR! AMEN!!! 

2) *DEC 8-10TH, 2015 OVER 3500 STUDENTS....HEARD ABOUT THE HOPE AND LOVE OF JESUS THROUGH OUR PARTNERSHIP ASSEMBLIES WITH SPORTSWORLD MINISTRIES. SPORTSWORLD SPEAKER, FORMER BUCKEYE AND PRO FOOTBALL PLAYER JIMMIE BELL, SPOKE AT 12 AREA ASSEMBLIES IN MAHONING, TRUMBULL AND COLUMBIANA COUNTY SCHOOLS. SEE MORE PICS ON "FCA YOUNGSTOWN" FACEBOOK PAGE!

3)OTHER HIGHLIGHTS: (PIC ABOVE) TEAM & CHARACTER BUILDING WITH CRESTVIEW WRESTLERS & BOYS BASKETBALL. 

SO FAR THIS YEAR..."TEAM TIME" PARTICIPATING SCHOOLS: YOUNGSTOWN EAST, COLUMBIANA, LEETONIA, CRESTVIEW, EAST PALESTINE, WARREN JFK, AND SOUTH RANGE.

YSU HUDDLE UPDATE: I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO SHARE WITH OVER 50 YSU STUDENTS AND COACHES ON THE "WHY BIBLICAL RELATIONSHIPS"...FROM GOD TO OTHERS TO WHAT TO LOOK FOR IN A DATING RELATIONSHIP :)

I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE ANYONE COME ALONG WITH ME...SEE WHAT GOD IS DOING! 

INVOCATION AT COLUMBIANA ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME DINNER:

***OHIO VALLEY FCA SCHOOLS (STEUBENVILLE AREA) RECENT UPDATES CLICK: HERE 
 

****ASHTABULA AREA FCA UPDATE: OVER 100'S STUDENTS & COMMUNITY LEADERS IN ATTENDANCE AT THE ASHTABULA AREA CONCERT OF PRAYER BREAKFAST MAY 6TH, 2016!

"IDEA CORNER"----IDEAS TO GROW YOUR FCA!!!

FIRST! CHECK OUT THESE DOCUMENTS:

2017 FCA Campus Playbook

TOPICS AND ACTIVITIES SYLLABUS FOR 4 YEARS+

Survey of Activities and Games

FCA Recruitment Survey

1) DO PRAYER WALKS AT YOUR SCHOOL, ANYTIME!

LAST YEAR "SYATP" PIC FROM EAST LIVERPOOL

2) ASK ME TO HELP YOU EMPOWER A TEAM OF STUDENT LEADERS TO LEAD YOUR "HUDDLE" MEETINGS BY "PAIRING UP" YOUR YOUNGER AND OLDER LEADERS TO MENTOR AND GROW TOGETHER AS THEY PLAN & EXECUTE MEETINGS

3) READ FCA CAMPUS PLAYBOOK ATTACHED ABOVE TO DEVELOP YOUR STUDENT and ADULT LEADERSHIP TEAM!!!

4) HAVE STUDENTS & ADULT LEADERS EVERY OTHER WEEK TO PLAN THE FOLLOWING WEEK'S FCA MEETING (FILL OUT THE PLANNING SHEET FROM THE CAMPUS PLAYBOOK) OR USE A GOOGLE SHEET TO PLAN AHEAD

5) ASK THE PRINCIPAL "HOW CAN WE SERVE THE SCHOOL?"

6) WRITE ENCOURAGING NOTES, THANK YOU NOTES, OR NOTES OF KINDNESS TO STUDENTS, ADMINISTRATORS, STAFF, TEACHERS, AND/OR COACHES EACH QUARTER

7) ASK ME TO BOOK AN ASSEMBLY FOR YOUR SCHOOL, WITH THE SPEAKER INVITING EVERYONE TO YOUR FCA CLUB THE WEEK AFTER THE ASSEMBLY

8) CHECK OUT "FCA RESOURCES" ONLINE AT WWW.FCARESOURCES.COM, CLICK HERE FOR 1000'S OF IDEAS, ICEBREAKERS, BIBLE STUDIES, VIDEOS, GAMES, AND MORE!

9) IF YOU WANT MORE BASICS GO TO WWW.FCACAMPUS101.COM, CLICK HERE

UPCOMING EVENTS??    >>   CALL ME 330-565-9274 TODAY! 


 

Find the latest updates, pictures, registration forms on the web at the Twitter, Instagram & Facebook links below!

What’s Done for Christ will Last!

Bob Kimpel, FCA Area Rep

330-565-9274

rkimpel@fca.org

 FCA Steel Valley SOCIAL MEDIA:

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WE ARE LOCAL MISSIONARIES AND CAN ONLY COMPLETE OUR MISSION THROUGH YOUR MINISTRY PARTNER DONATIONS. THANK YOU!

Bob, Area Director: https://my.fca.org/2593-kimpel-robert.aspx