I will never forget the day that I had Lasik surgery performed on my eyes. As I recovered from the procedure, I experienced a clarity of vision for the first time. The difference was incredible in how I saw the world before the surgery and the way that my surroundings appeared after. It reminded me how important having a clear vision is in our daily lives.
Recently, I had the great opportunity to be part of FCA’s Realtime conference. It is a celebration that takes place every three years, and over 1,700 FCA staff from 43 different countries came together to praise God for the work that he is doing through FCA. During the conference, FCA’s leadership unveiled a new adjustment to the vision statement that inspires and encourages me.
“To see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.”
As our old statement used the terms “impacted for Jesus Christ,” our new vision statement speaks of a world transformed by Christ and makes a point of saying that we strive to see coaches and athletes impacted by God. When I reflect on this new statement, I am more motivated by this clarity of vision. By changing a few words, it is incredible how much our vision is refined in what God has called us to do through FCA.
After the conference ended and our staff went home, we all woke up on Monday with a renewed, clear, and inspiring vision. I am so thankful for FCA’s leadership and the desire that they have to make our vision even more clear. Please consider committing to prayer that our staff in ministry will never lose sight of our vision as we move forward in faith!
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.