His Purposes Can Never Be Thwarted

2 Chronicles 29 & 30 One of my favorite seasons of life was from 2007 to 2010 when our young family lived in Kansas City, Missouri, during my time serving at the FCA National Support Center. It was inspiring to work with such a great team of people as we saw God at work, the ministry grow and tasted success …

Ministry Update: Syracuse Area

Fueled by a desire to do more for FCA after attending Camp Kutztown the past two summers, a few Syracuse teen girls have started local huddles. One of those huddles is a Community Huddle in the home of Bishop Ludden 8th grader Riley Murphy, where anywhere from 12-18 girls meet weekly for dinner and Bible study. Murphy, who attended FCA’s …

FCA hires Vining as State Director for New Hampshire

ROCHESTER, NY – December 22, 2015 — The Fellowship of Christian Athletes announces the addition of Mike Vining to the team as state director for New Hampshire. Mike has 25 years of experience in sales and marketing, including as national director for a large food industry corporation, managing $10 billion in annual sales and maintaining merchant partnerships with 100+ companies. …

With a Thankful Heart

Philippians 1:3-5 3 I give thanks to my God for every remembrance of you, 4 always praying with joy for all of you in my every prayer, 5because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. I thank my God everytime I remember you. I want to take a moment to thank the partners that have …

Humble Servants; One Purpose

Romans 12:3-8 3 For by the grace given to me, I tell everyone among you not to think of himself more highly than he should think. Instead, think sensibly, as God has distributed a measure of faith to each one. 4 Now as we have many parts in one body, and all the parts do not have the same function, 5 in the …

The Secret of Contentment

Philippians 4:10-13 10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that once again you renewed your care for me. You were, in fact, concerned about me but lacked the opportunity to show it. 11 I don’t say this out of need, for I have learned to be content in whatever circumstances I am. 12 I know both how to have a little, and …

Five takeaways from my week with Chick-fil-A’ Executive Buck McCabe

I had the privilege of spending the last week of October with Buck McCabe, Chick-fil-A’s Executive VP and CFO. Buck is a storyteller, and I’d like to highlight five things that really stood out for me from the stories he shared during our time together. Prayer was vital to Jesus as he walked the earth and frequently withdrew to spend …

Steadfast

Psalm 51:10-12 “10 God, create a clean heart for me and renew a steadfast spirit within me. 11 Do not banish me from Your presence or take Your Holy Spirit from me. 12 Restore the joy of Your salvation to me, and give me a willing spirit.” Every day the locker room is a dark, smelly, unenviable place where one can spend their …

Fearless Perseverance

Psalm 23:4-6 “4Even when I go through the darkest valley, I fear no danger, for You are with me; Your rod and Your staff—they comfort me. 5 You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. 6 Only goodness and faithful love will pursue me all the days of my …

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 …