The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives... one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ.
FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in America. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. Mississippi District 5 Fellowship of Christian Athletes covers 5 Counties (Lauderdale, Newton, Clarke, Jasper and Smith), 25 Schools and 2 Jr. Colleges. We hope that as you check out our site you will see the passion and impact we are having for Christ!!!
Fellowship of Christian Athletes FAQ
Q: What is the Fellowship of Christian Athletes?
FCA’s purpose, at its absolute core, is to combine people’s passion for sports with their passion for Christ, and teach them that those two worlds don’t have to be separate. FCA wants to give meaning to the athletic nature that all of us are born with and use it for something that stretches beyond sports. At FCA, there’s a place for everyone to get involved. It is a goal to provide opportunities for every athlete and every coach in every sport. FCA even has national sports ministries, known as FCA Sports, for those who want to have fellowship and community within a particular sport. The core purpose of FCA – to meet coaches and athletes where they’re at and minister to their hearts – helping to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ.
Q: What area does D5FCA Cover?
Mississippi District 5 Fellowship of Christian Athletes covers 5 counties: Lauderdale, Newton, Clarke, Jasper and Smith County. 25 Schools: Meridian, West Lauderdale, Southeast Lauderdale, Northeast Lauderdale, Clarkedale, Lamar School, Russell Christian Academy, Calvary Christian Academy, Enterprise, Quitman, Heilderburg, Heilderburg Academy, Bay Springs, Sylva Bay Academy, Stringer, Taylorsville, Mize, Raleigh, Newton, Newton Academy, Newton County, Union, East Central Community College and Meridian Community College.
Q: What is the Vision and Mission of FCA?
The FCA Vision To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches. The FCA Mission To present to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.
Q: What Values do FCA teach?
FCA has four Core Values: Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence.
We will demonstrate Christ-like wholeness, privately, and publicly. (Proverbs 11:3)
We will model Jesus' example of serving. (John 13:1-17)
We will express our unity in Christ in all our relationships. (Philippians 2:1-4)
We will honor and glorify God in all we do. (Colossians 3:23-24)
Q: What is FCA's Statement of Faith?
We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
We believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)
We believe in the deity of Christ (John 1:1), in His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18, 25), in His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood (Hebrews 9:15-22), in His bodily resurrection
(1 Corinthians 15:1-8), in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Acts 1:9-11) and in His personal return in power and glory (Hebrews 9:27-28).
We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men (women), regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. (John 3:16; John 5:24; Titus 3:3-7)
We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (John 14:15-26; John 16:5-16; Ephesians 1:13-14)
We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (Matthew 25:31-46; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Philippians 2:1-4)