In Rahall 318 at 8 o’clock every Tuesday, students hold Fellowship of Christian Athletes better known as FCA. It’s community working to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. Coming to FCA is a great way to make friends and help grow your faith. I got a chance to catch up with FCA leader Jared Sandy and ask him a few questions:
Me: How has FCA helped you?
“FCA helped me become more serious in my faith in Jesus. I grew up in a Christian home and believed in Jesus, but I never had a real relationship with Him. FCA served as a guide for me to grow deeper in my relationship with Jesus and commit my life to Him. It also helped me see the importance of finding a church and getting plugged into a community. “
Me: What brought you to FCA?
“I was looking for an on campus ministry to help me grow and find more like-minded people. When I was at WVU Tech my freshman year, my sister, who was attending Bluefield State at the time, went to a worship night hosted by Concord’s FCA. One weekend, she came home and I talked to her about how I felt like the Lord was calling me to transfer to Concord; when I told her that, she spoke a lot of good things about Concord’s FCA. I was familiar with FCA from my middle school and high school days participating in FCA events and meetings, so I started coming to FCA as soon as I got to Concord.”
Me: Why should people come to FCA?
“FCA is a great place for you to connect with like-minded people and be in a community, and that goes for anyone; you don’t have to be an athlete even though it’s a part of the ministry name. The ministry does an excellent job of surrounding you with other people looking to deepen their relationship with Jesus or know who Jesus is.”
Like Jared said, athlete or not, FCA is a place for you! If FCA is something you are interested in, get involved! FCA would love to have you!