Wednesday, October 7, 2015

MCH starts Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter

Methodist Children’s Home is excited about starting a Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) chapter on our Waco campus. FCA values are Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence with the vision of seeing the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

Ahmad Washington, spiritual development minister for MCH, has been a guest speaker and performed music at several FCA football camps.
Washington leads a weekly huddle for our athletes and coaches before games. This is a time for prayer and to answer questions related to the Lord and what His activity in their lives looks like.

“The huddle is just another opportunity to teach and share the love of Jesus and the truth of the Holy Scriptures in ways that directly address them as young men,” shared Washington. “It offers a time and place without the pressure that comes from young ladies being present, where they can share and be vulnerable about issues that make it difficult for them to live as Godly young men.”

 The youth attend on a volunteer basis but “so far these young men have been open and receptive to our time, nearly all have been present for each huddle,” said Washington. “When the coaches see me in the school they have commented about how the Word of God has spoken directly to their lives also and inspired them to walk in their faith more boldly as they coach our youth.”

Matt Rodgers, MCH athletic director, had this to share: “I am excited, I have been wanting an FCA chapter at MCH for a few years now. Pastor Ahmad played football for Baylor University and understands what it takes to be successful on the field; but he has also has had life experiences that many of our young men have gone through. I am very thankful and appreciative for his leadership.

“Ten years from now very few people will remember how many games the MCH football team won in 2015, Rodgers said. “But what people will remember is how the lives of these young men have been changed and impacted through their relationship with Jesus Christ.”

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