Staff Introduction with William Payne

William Payne is passionate about gathering athletes together and living out the transformative love of God. “I’ve always seen the connection between sports and salvation, and reaching young athletes for Christ has been a lifelong goal of mine,” says Payne. As the FCA Campus Director of Syracuse University, he and his family are enthusiastic about ministering to the students in …

Too Much

As an FCA Staff member, I greatly appreciate the incredible group of people that I work alongside. It is amazing how much God has taught me through listening attentively to my teammates as the Holy Spirit speaks within our conversations. One conversation in particular took place a few years ago at a golf tournament. As I rode around the course …

Shoot-out

With 20 years of coaching, obstacles are expected. As much as you prepare yourself as a coach, there are always things we miss. A new obstacle presented itself to me this past weekend at our box lacrosse tournament. The tournament was coming to an end, and I was surprised to find out that overtime was no longer an option. We …

Ministry Highlight with Mark Jones

Teaching the next generation to be bold in their faith is a personal ministry for Mark Jones, an FCA staff member in Midcoast Maine. Through train-ing and mentorships with young student-athletes, Mark understands the importance of equipping our future leaders with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. “As someone who likes to pour into individuals and small groups, huddle leader training …

Meet Nick Dell

From an early age, Nick Dell has been passionate about blending sports and ministry together. As a young student in Naples, Florida, he enjoyed participating in many different sports in school, including soccer, basketball, football, and track. Dell was also involved in his local FCA and spoke at a Fields of Faith night as well as an FCA auctioning event. …

Reset

It was the moment that I had dreaded. The one that I knew would happen, but had hoped to never repeat. Anger, disappointment, and frustration flashed through my mind as my Irish fuse burned short. Here I was again, reaching into the goal net and pulling a lacrosse ball out of it. I picked up the ball with my well-worn …

Ministry Highlight with Frank Reynoso

A couple of weeks ago, I got an email from one of my coaches saying that he was going to resign from his team. He was offered a great opportunity that was too good to turn down but was also conflicted about the decision; as his absence would put the job positions of his remaining staff in jeopardy. When he …

One

As a coach, I am passionate about my team walking together as we enter onto a field. Before each game, we walk lockstep in two organized lines and mentally prepare for our next challenge. It is a sign of unity, helps our kids to remain focused, and encourages an urgent mindset that the game is already at hand. When I …

Ministry Highlight with Melissa Crossman

Known for its maple syrup and brutal winter weather, the state of Vermont is home base for Melissa Crossman: The only FCA staff member in the area. Melissa is passionate about meeting new people, working hard, and gaining momentum in her region, but admits that it can be tough for her to navigate through obstacles on her own. While there …

Extra-Ordinary

As we spend this Christmas season among decorated Christmas trees and houses, I can’t help but reflect on the humble beginnings of Jesus Christ. It is amazing to me that God chose a lowly and dirty stable to bring his only son into this world. Instead of displaying his unfathomable glory in a royal courtroom or sacred temple, he opted …