In two short years we have seen God grow the ministry of FCA in Brevard county from just a handful to 40 Huddles (FCA meetings on school campus). This has truly been evident of God’s favor and fruit of the labor of many teachers, students, coaches, and pastors.
These Huddles have provided students with the opportunity to live out their faith on their school campuses. I am always encouraged when I walk on a campus and see students sharing Christ’s love for one another. This year we were blessed to have nearly 1,000 students involved in our weekly huddles. One of many highlights was seeing students who attended a supplemental small group that was set up for discipleship. These students walked through the book of John verse by verse and dove into a deeper understanding of who our Savior is.
During the 2015-2016 school year we were able to join with a large group of churches and put on three Collision events. These events are worship gatherings of several hundred students where they are challenged and encouraged with God’s word as they “collide” with Biblical truths and how they impact our lives. We will be hosting four Collision events this year September 25th, November 13th, January 29th, and April 3rd.
We had the incredible opportunity to host a camp of our own right here in Brevard county again this year. The camp that we host is called a Power Camp and we focus on serving 3rd thru 8th graders. Power Camp 2016 consisted of 85 campers and 45 volunteers who received great Biblical teaching as well as high quality sports instruction, not to mention the campers had a ton of fun! Matt Helmintoller served as our camp Pastor this year and God used this gifted communicator to share His word to draw several students into a saving knowledge of who Jesus is., Additionally, every student at camp said that God used this week of camp to grow them closer to Jesus. We look forward to expanding our camp ministry in the coming years.
Coaches Timeout is our opportunity to participate in the annual gathering of 300-400 people from Central and South Florida. At this event coaches bring their spouse and are treated to a wonderful weekend. The event is part weekend getaway and part marriage conference. This year we were able to have five couples from Brevard county attend. Each year Coaches Timeout enables us to minister to the coaches and to the volunteers that serve our community; and is truly a blessing
Look Forward to 2016-2017
As we look forward to what God is going to do here in Brevard County during the 2016-2017 school year and we ask for your prayers. Please pray for protection and favor from God during this year. We are always aware of the fact that we are only able to do what we do because of God’s protection and favor. Please pray for our students, both the students that do not yet know the love of Jesus and the one who know Him as their Savior. Pray that the Christian students’ lights would shine on their campuses. Pray for our teachers and coaches as they work so incredibly hard and serve Jesus in their areas of influence. Pray for FCA; without your uplifting we would not be able to experience the wonderful growth we have witnessed over the past two years!