FCA is relentlessly pursuing Jesus Christ.

Fierce persistence. Unyielding determination. Passionate pursuit. Intense devotion. This year of ministry was all about living and playing with fierce persistence and unyielding determination in both sport and faith. Just as God’s love for us and His pursuit of us are relentless, so is His plan for an abundant and eternal life in Jesus Christ.

Through God’s power and our over 1,100 staff, 74,000 donors and thousands of volunteers, FCA reached nearly two million people through our Four C’s of Ministry – Coaches, Camp,Campus and Community. We celebrate the incredible impact in 2013 and thank God for blessing FCA as we continue to focus on His vision to “see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.”

A Message From Our President...

As we have been relentless in our pursuit of God and His will for FCA, we have seen Him pour out His blessing and favor in incredible ways this year.  It is only through Him that we are permitted to experience such amazing growth and increased participation in the ministry.  As you read the numbers and statistics in this ministry report, may we all remember that these represent changed individuals now living a life in pursuit of our Savior, Jesus Christ.

A special thank you to all who have played a role during 2013 and opened your hearts to how God would use you through FCA.  We are looking forward to 2014 with great anticipation in celebrating 60 years of FCA pursuing its vision “to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.” We believe FCA is needed now more than ever. We hope you’ll join us and inspire others to do the same in continuing the relentless pursuit of our vision in the decades to come.

Your teammate in Christ,
Les Steckel

President/CEO

“God used FCA as a platform to change my life. I have seen so many others, all over the world, transformed to live for Jesus Christ.”

 

Highlights

“FCA changed me from a coach who only cared about winning to a coach who has a passion for sharing Christ to students.”

Ministry Impact

Coaches

Coaches are the heart of FCA. Our philosophy in Coaches Ministry is to minister “to and through the coach” to see transformation. We desire to see biblical coaches who are Christians who happen to coach, rather than just coaches who happen to be Christians. When coaches become followers of Jesus Christ, their character, their relationships and their approach to coaching will be authentic.

In 2013, we saw incredible impact with a record 9,780 coaches attending Bible studies across the country.

Also, we have recently developed 3Dimensional Coaching, an online curriculum of video training modules that allows coaches to determine their transformational purpose in coaching. As a result, the coach is released into the FCA ministry with purpose, support and resources to have maximum impact for Jesus Christ.

To help our staff better engage coaches, we hosted our second annual Coaches Ministry Academy where 40 selected national and international staff were trained on effective ways to minister to coaches and connect them to Christ and ministry. FCA also participated in eight national coaches’ conventions, where coaches were encouraged and challenged to grow in their faith.

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Campus

The school campus is one of the most strategic mission fields. FCA focuses on equipping, enabling, empowering and encouraging student-athletes, coaches and adult leaders to impact and influence their campus for Christ. This is accomplished through certified ministry that is initiated and led by student-athletes, sponsored by coaches, supported by staff, established on junior high, high school or college campuses and meets on a regular basis. There are four ministry types:  Club Huddles, Team Huddles, Chaplain Huddles and Coaches Huddles. Additionally, outreach events take place on the campus such as One Way 2 Play – Drug Free programs, school assemblies and the annual Fields of Faith events.

In 2013, over 450,000 students were reached on 9,323 campuses across America.

The eighth annual Fields of Faith event had more than 170,000 students participate on approximately 463 athletic fields. Of those, 5,397 commitments to Christ, 7,921 recommitments to Christ, and 9,834 commitments to read the Bible were made. God has used Fields of Faith to impact over one million people since it first began in 2004.

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Camp

Camps are a time of “inspiration and perspiration.” FCA provides athletes and coaches the opportunity to reach their God-given potential by offering comprehensive athletic, spiritual and leadership training in a camp environment. These types of Camps are Sports Camp, Leadership Camp, Coaches Camp, Power Camp, Partnership Camp, Team Camp and International Camp.

FCA Camps experienced an incredible year with more than 59,000 coaches and athletes attending 429 FCA Camps in 38 states and 25 countries around the world.

Many lives were impacted and transformed by outstanding competition and spiritual growth during FCA’s 57th camp season. The 2013 camp theme, RELENTLESS, challenged attendees to relentlessly pursue God and their sport with a desperate, determined heart. That is exactly what happened with 5,002 salvation decisions and 7,120 recommitments to the Lord.

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Community

With the majority of athletes playing sports in the community (off-campus programs), FCA is ministering to the club, recreational and youth sports teams with the goal of establishing on-going ministry for coaches and athletes to compete for Jesus Christ with character, passion and excellence. This includes any off-campus opportunities such as Team Huddles, Chaplain Huddles, Coaches Huddles, Club Huddles and FCA Sports Teams.

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Sport-Specifc

FCA Sport-Specific Ministry impacts specific sports communities for Christ by ministering to coaches and athletes united around a particular sport. It has established executive directors in Baseball, Cheerleading, Endurance, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Motocross, Soccer and Wrestling. Our strategy to grow Sport-Specific Ministries is to start locally, grow regionally and support nationally.

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International

FCA International has exploded in 2013. International ministry continues to impact coaches and athletes throughout the world by connecting FCA’s 505 field offices and 1,100 staff to the world, training those who lead sports ministries overseas with FCA staff, distributing resources worldwide and developing affiliates and partners for leaders to work in unity.

Currently FCA is working in 30 different countries, and camps have grown from 11 to 87 in five years! In 2013, a total of 13,115 coaches and athletes were reached through the camps (up from 5,352 in 2012).

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“FCA helped me understand that God gave me the gift of sport, so I need to use it for HIS glory and not my own.”

Financials

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes now has seven consecutive 4-Star top ratings from Charity Navigator

Contribution Revenue Gift Sources

Individuals

59.6%

Businesses

18.9%

Foundations

10.5%

Churches

6.2%

Other*

4.2%
*Other includes Donor-Advised Funds, Trusts/Estates, Services Organizations, FCA Ministry Groups, Schools & Government contributions. For specific breakdowns please see our PDF.

Three-Year Growth: Key Comparisons

Annual Revenue

75%2011

$75,532,265

79%2012

$79,345,987

97%2013

$87,965,164

Number of Field Staff

70%2011

662 Teammates

80%2012

731 Teammates

95%2013

836 Teammates

Number of Total Staff

80%2011

949 Teammates

90%2012

999 Teammates

95%2013

1,119 Teammates

*Total staff includes administrative positions and FCA National Support Center positions.

84

Cents per dollar

In 2013, 84 cents out of every dollar was invested in ministry programs.

At FCA, we are committed to putting every dollar possible directly toward ministry. We will constantly strive to become more efficient and more effective with the funds we are given.

84%%

Ministry Programs & Event Costs

$71,344,414

10%%

General and Administration

$8,620,229

6%%

Fundraising

$5,037,936

Audited Financial Statement Summary 2013

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“I love Jesus Christ with all of my heart. FCA Camp has changed my life!”

Leadership

Executive Leadership

LES STECKEL

President/CEO

DONNIE DEE

Executive Director/COO

KEN WILLIAMS

Executive Vice President/CAO

DAN BRITTON

Executive Vice President
International Ministry and Training

NANCY HEDRICK

Executive Vice President
Communications and Events

JEFF MARTIN

Executive Vice President
Ministry Programs and Resources

National Board of Trustees

Wally Wadman,
Chairman
Sandy Sansing,
Vice Chairman
Fred Exum,
Treasurer
Shereasher McDonald,
Secretary

Bill Brewer
Don Castle
Mary Beth Doughty
Eric Else
Joe Gillis
Max Gonzenbach
Bruce Graham
Dr. Nora Harmsen

Scott Langston
Lisa Lawson
Buck McCabe
Julie Nimmons
Rick Rodriguez
Steve Sparks
Dr. Ken Whitten
Bruce Williams

“FCA has truly changed my life. Now when I play a sport, I do it through Jesus Christ.”

 

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