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Fellowship of Christian Athletes Celebrates Over 51,000 Decisions for Christ in 2023

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Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) recently announced that it witnessed 51,730 decisions for Christ in 2023.

FCA, which is an interdenominational Christian sports ministry that aims “to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes,” celebrated the impact it made this year with an announcement released just before Christmas. 

“As Christmas approaches, we have a wonderful gift to give to our coaches and athletes: the hope and truth of Christ through his everlasting Word!” said FCA President and CEO Shane Williamson.

“As we reflect on the birth of our Savior, we are reminded of what Jesus has done with FCA and are so thankful for the 51,730 student-athletes who came to know him this year through the ministry,” Williamson added.

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These decisions for Christ came in the context of FCA’s various ministry initiatives, which include “camps, huddles, Fields of Faith events and other opportunities.”

FCA is now able to record these responses through a new texting system that allows FCA staff members, coaches, and athletes to share about decisions with FCA, enabling FCA to follow up with the student-athletes making those decisions.

The decisions were counted from September 2022 to August of this year, which coincides with the ministry’s fiscal calendar. FCA’s theme for 2023 has been “Greater,” which is based on John 3:30: “He must increase, but I must decrease.” 

Throughout the year, FCA has been encouraging coaches and athletes to find their identity in Christ rather than their sport. 

In addition to witnessing more than 51,000 decisions for Christ, FCA also distributed 230,247 Bibles in 2023. Over the past 15 years, the ministry has distributed a total of nearly 3 million Bibles. 

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“For 69 years, it has been FCA’s priority to make Jesus known throughout the world,” Williamson said.