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Christian College Group Helps 51,000 Students Join Church In 2023: ‘The Best Gift We Can Give’

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The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) reported bringing 51,730 people to “faith decisions” at events held from September 2022 to August 2023.

The organization’s president, Shane Williamson, emphasized the significance of these decisions and the impact of the ministry.

The FCA utilizes a “Faith Response Tool” to record and follow up on these decisions, ensuring support and discipleship for the individuals involved. (Trending: Democrat Found Guilty In Corruption Trial)

The organization also distributed a significant number of Bibles in 2023 and experienced growth in staff, leaders, and global huddles.

Additionally, the FCA noted an increase in contributions, highlighting its faith-funded nature and expressing gratitude for provision.

“The best gift we can give and receive at Christmas is the gift of Christ, who came to Earth to save us and offer us all the free gift of salvation,” FCA President and CEO Shane Williamson said.

An FCA spokesman said that “faith decisions” are tracked with a “Faith Response Tool, a texting system that allows FCA staff, coaches and athletes to share these significant, life-changing decisions.”

“This system provides FCA with the opportunity to not only get an idea of their impact around the globe, but also allows for an initial contact between the organization and each young follower of Christ.”

“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 said.

“Follow-up includes ensuring the athlete or coach have a Bible and get plugged into a local church community, connected to a huddle, and are supported as they grow in their relationship with God on their discipleship journey.”

“Truly, there was an unmistakable move of the Holy Spirit. Hundreds of students prayed seeking the Lord, God was present and lives were changed,” an Arkansas FCA director Micah May said of one event.

FCA has “distributed 230,247 Bibles in 2023 alone, staying true to the mission of leading every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church,” the organization stated.

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