Celebrating God’s Amazing Impact for Sixty Years …and Counting.

2014 marked the 60th anniversary celebration of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. FCA was established on November 10, 1954, and now after six decades of influence, impact and legacy for Jesus Christ, our founder Don McClanen said that “FCA is God’s amazing, miraculous dream being fulfilled still to this day.” That’s why our 2014 ministry theme was about being ALL IN for Jesus Christ as we focused on the vision and mission of this great ministry.

Through God’s power and our over 1,200 staff, 83,000 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...

This year we were ALL IN – committed 100% to our Coach, the Lord Jesus Christ. There is no limit to what God can accomplish, and He moved mightily in all aspects of the ministry this year. Lives have been transformed and they, too, are now living ALL IN for Him. We followed the command of Colossians 3:17 to do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus and to give thanks to Him. As we reflect on the 2014 numbers and statistics, the glory is truly His.

Throughout the years, our goal always remains the same: to reach coaches and athletes for Jesus Christ. That is what FCA is all about! A special thank you to all who have supported FCA this year through your time, talent and treasure. FCA is needed now more than ever. We look forward to what God has in store for the next 60 years of ministry and pray that He will move and provide beyond our wildest dreams.

Your teammate in Christ,
Les Steckel

President/CEO

“I praise God for the opportunity to partner with FCA in fulfilling the Lord’s work to make an eternal investment in the lives of young student athletes.”

 

Highlights

“FCA definitely influenced my life to love and follow Jesus Christ with an ‘All In’ commitment.”

Ministry Impact

Coaches

FCA Coaches Ministry is the ministry method to coaches through Huddles, events, training and resources. FCA Coaches Ministry focuses on ministering to the heart of the coach first, and then supporting the coach as they engage with the Four C’s of Ministry.

In 2014, we saw incredible impact with a record 700 certified Coaches Huddles.

Also, we’ve seen tremendous impact through 3Dimensional Coaching, an online curriculum of video training modules that allows coaches to determine their transformational purpose in coaching. We also released a brand new book, 3D Coach, which explains the 3D concept of coaching.

 

To help our staff better engage coaches, we hosted our third annual Coaches Ministry Academy, where 54 selected national and international staff were trained and certified on the 3Dimensional Coaching strategy. 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 with the vast majority of all youth passing through this portal. FCA focuses on equipping, enabling, empowering and encouraging student athletes, coaches and adult leaders to impact and influence their campus for Christ. There are three ministry types: Multi-Sport Huddles, Team Huddles and Coaches Huddles. Additionally, outreach events take place on the campus such as school assemblies and the annual Fields of Faith events.

In 2014, over 450,000 students were reached on 10,568 campuses across America.

The tenth annual Fields of Faith event had more than 185,000 students participate on approximately 505 athletic fields. Of those, 6,270 commitments to Christ, 8,297 recommitments to Christ, and 13,711 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

Camp is a time of “inspiration and perspiration” for coaches and athletes to reach their potential by offering comprehensive athletic, spiritual, and leadership training. In FCA we offer seven types of camps: Sports Camps, Leadership Camps, Coaches Camps, Power Camps, Partnership Camps, Team Camps, and International Camps.

FCA Camps experienced a record-shattering year with a total attendance of 86,557 at 516 FCA Camps in 40 states and 33 countries around the world.

Many lives were impacted and transformed by outstanding competition and spiritual growth during FCA’s 58th camp season. The 2014 theme, ALL IN, challenged attendees to take a leap of faith and commit 100% to Jesus Christ as they go all in—body, mind and spirit—for their sport and faith. That is exactly what happened with 10,137 salvation decisions and 9,642 recommitments to the Lord.

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Community

With the majority of athletes playing sports in the community (non-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. FCA Community Ministry is the off-campus opportunities to reach coaches and athletes through the club and recreation sport environment. Over 16,000 coaches and athletes were reached through 644 community sport Huddles around the globe. The types of Community Ministry are: Team Huddles, Multi-Sport Huddles, Coaches Huddles and FCA Sport Teams.

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International

FCA International has exploded in 2014. It continues to impact coaches and athletes throughout the world by connecting FCA’s 485 field offices and over 1,100 staff to those who lead sports ministries overseas. FCA International has focused on developing and growing the affiliate program by providing opportunities for leaders in sports ministries within their own countries to be equipped with FCA’s programs, services, support and tools. The result has been incredible with ministry expanding into 45 countries. Also, FCA Staff have partnered and trained affiliates around the world, as well as distributing FCA resources worldwide. International Camps have rapidly expanded. In 2014, there were 152 camps with 29,150 attendees in 33 countries.

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“FCA has changed my life in ways I never thought possible, and I wouldn’t be the person I am today without it.”

Financials

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes now has eight consecutive 4-star top ratings from Charity Navigator

Contribution Revenue Gift Sources

Individuals

59.2%

Businesses

18.3%

Foundations

8.6%

Churches

6.1%

Donor-Advised

5.2%

Other*

2.6%
*Other includes Trusts/Estates, Services Organizations, FCA Ministry Groups, Schools & Government contributions. For specific breakdowns please see our PDF.

Three-Year Growth: Key Comparisons

Annual Revenue

67%2012

$79,345,987

80%2013

$87,965,164

100%2014

$101,213,386

Number of Field Staff

55%2012

731 Teammates

85%2013

836 Teammates

100%2014

899 Teammates

Number of Total Staff

60%2012

999 Teammates

85%2013

1,119 Teammates

100%2014

1,205 Teammates

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

84

Cents per dollar

In 2014, 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 constantly strive to become more efficient and more effective with the funds we are given.

84%%

Ministry Programs & Event Costs

$80,872,035

10%%

General and Administration

$9,505,704

6%%

Fundraising

$5,722,379

Audited Financial Statement Summary 2014

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

Leadership

Executive Leadership

LES STECKEL

President & CEO

KEN WILLIAMS

Executive Director
National Support Center

SHANE WILLIAMSON

Executive Director
Field Ministry

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

ROB THOMAS

Executive Vice President
Technology

National Board of Trustees

Julie Nimmons,
Chairman
Sandy Sansing,
Vice Chairman
Fred Exum,
Treasurer
Joe Gillis,
Secretary

Mike Baller
Teresa Blubaugh
Bill Brewer
Russ Crosson
Mary Beth Doughty
Max Gonzenbach
Bruce Graham
Dr. Nora Harmsen

Scott Langston
Lisa Lawson
Dr. Jud Martin
Buck McCabe
Tim Palma
Rich Rodriguez
Steve Sparks
Wally Wadman
Dr. Ken Whitten

“The question often asked is FCA as needed or relevant today as it was back then, and I would say more so. FCA is God’s amazing, miraculous dream being fulfilled still to this day.”
– Don McClanen, FCA Founder

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