A Unified Body

Ephesians 4:1-6
1 Therefore I, the prisoner for the Lord, urge you to walk worthy of the calling you have received, 2 with all humility and gentleness, with patience, accepting one another in love, 3 diligently keeping the unity of the Spirit with the peace that binds us. 4 There is one body and one Spirit—just as you were called to one hope at your calling— 5 one Lord, one faith, one baptism, 6 one God and Father of all, who is above all and through all and in all.

When people ask you to pray for them they often share about circumstances that they hope could be changed, or adversity that’s causing them pain. In this letter, Paul encourages us to walk worthy of the calling that we received and to pray for three things – humility, gentleness and patience. As a leader I pray that I can develop these attributes not just for my own benefit, but for all those whom my life touches.

The goal within FCA is to not just grow this ministry, but for us to be all that Christ has called us to be as part of a greater body of Christ as we live out the mission… To present to coaches and athletes, 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. Our hope is that God will use us to grow His church in an area of the country that the Barna Group and other experts have told us doesn’t see church as being that important.

As you pray for FCA and our ministry, please consider joining me in asking God to allow us to see this fruit develop and work to unite us as one body and one Spirit. May our prayer be that we’ll be individually all that God’s called us to be, as He works to produce humility, gentleness and patience in us, that FCA corporately can be represented as one body united by Christ and that His light will dawn on those living in the land of darkness (Isaiah 9:2).


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 focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ – to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

More information can be found at FCA.org.


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 focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ – to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

More information can be found at FCA.org.