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Campus Ministry Highlight

Faculty, staff and students alike are drawn to the smiling face and encouraging words of Coach Anthony Troutman. Coach Troutman has been part of the Kathleen Senior High family since 2004. He and his wife, Tuesday, have three children and worship together as a family at Word Alive Ministries.

He has been involved with FCA on campus since his arrival, but took on a bigger role as the FCA sponsor on campus in 2007.

Kathleen Senior High School has a student-led FCA huddle that meets every Thursday morning at 6:30 in the Choice Room. 

"Campus ministry can be tough, because there is a mindset that Jesus belongs in church. We need to share Christ outside of the (church) building" -Troutman

His vision for Kathleen Senior High School is to see coaches, athletes, and those they influence come to know Jesus. He wants the campus huddle to be a light.

"FCA gives Christ a voice on campus."

                                                                                           Coach Anthony Troutman

There are many ways that you can be involved in this campus ministry.  If you feel God leading you to be involved with FCA, contact us!             

 


"Grab Your Cleats" = Vision + Volunteers

The first "Grab Your Cleats" Ministry Leadership Training session was held on Saturday morning, August 20. It was a time for veteran and new volunteers to come together for instruction and encouragement as we kick off the 2016-2017 school year.

Those in attendance came with a desire to hear more about how FCA ministers on campus and in the community. We look forward to what God is going to accomplish through these amazing folks! 

If you would like to learn more about upcoming training opportunities in your area, contact us!

Thank you to Highland Park Church of the Nazarene for the use of their facilities.  


The Power and Privilege of Prayer 

As we look ahead to the school year, we know that nothing of eternal significance will take place on our campuses apart from the grace and power of God. Join us in praying daily that God would move in a mighty way in the hearts of coaches and athletes and all whom they influence on campus. 

 "To get nations back on their feet, we must first get down on our knees." 

                       - Billy Graham


                   

                     

                                                                           


FCA in the Community

July 26-29, FCA had the privilege to partner with the Jogo Bonito Soccer Camp to provide a fun and challenging camp for kids in our community. 245 athletes (ages 4-18) and 70 volunteers flooded the soccer fields at Chrystal Lake Middle School each evening. Jogo Bonito staff worked with the athletes to improve their playing skills, and Volunteers with FCA provided a time of encouragement from God's Word. Each camper received their very own soccer ball, a camp shirt and a meal was served at the end of each evening to all who participated. The Jogo Bonito Soccer Organization raised funds to scholarship every single camper! What a great way to spend a summer evening!


Lakeland Leadership Camp 2016

Praising God for an amazing week of camp! Thank you to all of our donors and those who gave special gifts to the scholarship fund. Your generosity made it possible for campers to experience growth and encouragement in their walk with Christ. 

"...I've devoted my entire life to the one and only Lord and Savior." - 17 year old camper from Frostproof

"...camp helped me open up and see the other people dealing with the same things as me" -16 year old camper from Lake Placid

"...camp had brought me spiritually closer to God by having a close personal relationship with Him." -12 year old camper from Altamonte



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5th Annual "Old Rugged Cross" 7 on 7 Tournament

The campus of Lakeland Christian School was the site for the 5th Annual "Old Rugged Cross" 7 on 7 Tournament. Sunny and hot, but the competition was fierce! 

Guest Speaker, Taylor Scott (former collegiate All American and NFL, CFL football player) challenged the coaches and athletes to pursue God, and a relationship with Jesus Christ as their top priority.

Congratulations to Sebring High School for taking home the "Old Rugged Cross" trophy! Thank you to each of the 20 teams who came out and participated! Best wishes on your upcoming seasons!


Hardee County Power Camp 2016

Power Camp 2016 was the place to be July 14-16! Campers arrived at 8:30 each morning and were treated to a home cooked breakfast. 44 students ages 6-13 enjoyed action packed days. (competition time, Movie Day, a trip to Tropicana Field to watch the Rays play) There was also opportunity to learn more about important truths from God's Word in their huddle time. Each day ended with worship and a challenge from the camp speaker, FCA  Area Representative, Isaac Maldonado. We praise God for the foundation that is being laid in these young lives!

We want to thank Bayside Community Church/Hardee Campus for their generous support of FCA in hosting this amazing camp!



FCA & The Body of Christ- A Perfect Partnership

 We would love to have the opportunity to present the vision and mission of FCA to local churches in our area! New exciting opportunities for ministry are opening up on our campuses and in our community. Your church, Sunday school class, or small group can have a huge impact for the Kingdom. Contact us to learn more about partnering with us to reach coaches and athletes and all they influence with the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.

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