Follow up Friday - Week of August 11-15
Sorry for the lack of FCA Follow-Up Friday emails this summer! As all schools are now in session, we are looking forward to a great school year ahead. Our staff had a busy summer this year, as the Chattanooga office runs three large regional camps and hosts a golf tournament. Between the three FCA camps our office hosts plus a cheer camp run by the national FCA Cheer office, 415 coaches, athletes, and staff from this area attended FCA camps. Please check out this summer newsletter for pictures and more details from these camps.
As we look ahead to the school year, several huddles have already started their school-wide meetings and team chapels. Others are working on forming their leadership teams now and will begin their regular meetings over the next several weeks. One event we host each year is the Leadership Training Day held weeks after school starts. This year it will be on August 26th at Ridgedale Baptist Church. At this event, athletes are taught how to be leaders in their schools, on their teams, and within their FCA huddles. Last year we had over 300 students and coaches attend this day and we are praying for another powerful time this year!
We are also excited about a new partnership with the Maclellan Foundation. In the spring, three UTC campus ministries including FCA met to discuss a new plan to unite the three ministries in a “Campus to Kingdom” goal. Throughout the summer, these groups wrote a grant for the Maclellan Foundation and it was approved. Through the grant, each ministry receives the funds to bring on four interns each. Three of the four interns started this week and the fourth will move to Chattanooga as soon as she returns to the United States from her mission trip. They have already been in their schools meeting coaches and leaders and we are looking forward to seeing how God uses them in the lives of Chattanooga coaches and students.
Along with the beginning of the school year is the end of our fiscal year at FCA. We are winding down the 2013-2014 fiscal year at the end of this month and are still short of our budget for the year. Please prayerfully consider giving to the ministry of FCA. We currently have a donor match program going, where any new monthly donations will be matched by the Maclellan Foundation up to $20,000 for the year. If you would like to donate to this ministry or a specific staff member, you can do so online through myFCA at http://www.chattanoogafca.org/donate or by checks mailed to PO Box 338, Hixson, TN 37343.
Thank you for your support and partnership with FCA!
Posted on Fri, August 15, 2014
by Laura O'Dell