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

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Coaches are the heart of FCA.

Our vision is to redeem sports through transformed coaches. We desire to see biblical coaches who are Christians who happen to coach, rather than just coaches who happen to be Christians. When coaches become followers of Jesus Christ, their character, relationships and approach to coaching will be authentic.

FCA Coaches Ministry focuses on ministering to the heart of the coach first, and then through the coach by engaging them with the Four C’s of Ministry. We influence, invest, equip, and mobilize these men and women to use their platform of influence for Christ.

FCA ministers to coaches through a variety of efforts and resources:

· Bible studies
· Staff connections
· Prayer support
· Discipleship & Mentoring
· Behind the Bench (A Program for Coach's Spouses)
· Resources
· Outreach Events
· National and Local Conventions
· Conferences and Retreats

The FCA Coaches Ministry is growing on the college, high school, and middle school campuses and is now spreading to club sports and youth leagues.

Coaches Ministry Opportunities: 3D Coaching Resoures & Training, Coaches Huddles, Conventions, Clinics, & Retreats

To and Through the Coach

We pursue our vision and mission through the 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.

Engage · Equip · Empower Coaches
As FCA matures, we seek to make disciples through our methods of engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to know and grow in Christ and lead others to do the same.

ENGAGE • (1 Thessalonians 2:8)

We engage relationally by connecting with individuals and through events in many different environments by building genuine trust, sharing our lives and sharing the gospel. We strive to connect with coaches and athletes where they are on their spiritual journey.

EQUIP • (Ephesians 4:12)

After cultivating relationships and once coaches and athletes come to faith in Christ, we want to equip them with Christ-centered training, events, resources and on-going support in what it means to be a follower of Christ, growing in God’s Word and applying it to life.

EMPOWER • (2 Timothy 2:2)

Once equipped, we empower faithful leaders who desire to use their time, talents and treasures to help other coaches and athletes experience the gospel, grow in their faith and share Him with others. We desire to develop disciples who make disciples, assisting them so that they can in turn engage, equip and empower others to know and grow in Christ and lead others to do the same.

Local Spotlight

Coach Tim Russell  
Coach, FCA Lacrosse Richmond

For the Love of the Game

"I count it as a success when I have players seeking me out before or after practice to talk about or ask advice about every day life problems. I believe when you show the players you care for them on and off the field, it builds a great relationship," shared Tim Russell.

To read more of Tim's story and about the new FCA Lacrosse Richmond team and ministry visit FCARVA LAX.

Past Local Spotlight

Coach Jim Henderson
Head Football Coach at Monacan High School

Until they know that you care...

" I believe it is true that players do not care what you know, until they know that you care," reflected Jim Henderson. "You can teach them all the X's and O's in the world, but it doesn't matter if you're not spending time to show you are concerned with their well-being, regardless of their playing time."
To read more on Jim's story and the role model he looked up too click HERE

What Does A Transformed Coach Look Like?