“United, your two passions, faith and athletics, to impact the world for Jesus Christ.” This is the mission statement for Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).
FCA is a worldwide program that joins students together to grow deeper in their faith in Christ through sports and athletics. Even though FCA focuses on athletes, this does not mean that only athletes can join. FCA is open to all students of the high school. For example, if someone was a baseball player for a team outside of school, they could still attend, or even if they do not participate in any sports. The meetings for FCA are on Wednesdays at 7:30 a.m. in Coach Drigger’s room (B144).
The rule that teachers can not participate in any religion-based activity means that FCA must be led by students. The organization of meetings and financial aspect of FCA is handled by a teacher or another adult, but the meetings and lessons are led by students.
FCA has been active at SHS since the late 90’s, but was organized over 30 years ago. During these years it has grown more popular and spread across both SHS and the county. The FCA huddle at SHS contains about 15-20 members.
There are 10 certified huddles in Bulloch County, and they are present in all states and across the world. Currently, there are 12,758 certified huddles, and they spread across 47 different countries.
“I love to participate in FCA, because it is really awesome to see kids in our school come together to talk about Christ. It’s also a place where you can meet new people and make friends,” Morgan Bowen said.