Let the message about Christ, in all its richness, fill your lives. Teach and counsel each other with all the wisdom he gives.Colossians 3:16
As another practice comes to a close, I fold up the practice plan, put it in my backpack and walk off the field. It’s great to be a coach. That was one incredible practice, but like every practice, we will never use that practice plan ever again. What we hope to accomplish won’t change, but how we do it will continually be adapted to meet the needs of the players that we as coaches love so dearly and are committed to in such a deep way.
What inspires me the most as I serve on FCA staff is although things change and the plans over the years may be adjusted slightly, FCA has remained committed to developing coaches who represent their Christian faith both on and off the field. When I reflect on the people who have shaped my life the most — both positively and negatively – it is the role of the coach that has been most significant in my life, and I know in the lives of so many others. One thing I appreciate is that in a world that’s quickly changing, FCA remains true to continuing to focus on not just developing programs or events, but on impacting communities in a deep way by helping coaches reach their full potential as Christian leaders who are shaping the next generation.
On a recent staff call we prayed that we would “trust the game plan.” I love FCA’s mission to minister to coaches, and the opportunity that I have as both an FCA staff member and a coach to have a positive influence on the community that I live in.
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.