UNDEFEATED

“But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory
through our Lord Jesus Christ!”

–1 Corinthians 15:57

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is truly thankful for the impact and victory we’ve experienced in 2015. As 1 Corinthians 15:57 says, “But thanks be to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” He has truly poured out His blessings as we strive “to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.”

That’s why our 2015 ministry theme was all about finding true victory by teaming up with our UNDEFEATED God as we focused on the vision and mission of FCA. Through God’s power and with close to 1,300 staff, over 83,000 donors and thousands of volunteers, FCA reached nearly two million people through our Four C’s of Ministry: Coaches, Campus, Camp and Community.

A Message From Our President...

We are abundantly grateful for the incredible impact FCA has experienced this year as we teamed up with an UNDEFEATED God with an unmatched record. He is the ultimate competitor, and when we join His team, there is no limit to what we can accomplish. This year, thousands of lives have been transformed as they, too, teamed up with our holy, mighty God.

As we reflect on the 2015 numbers and statistics, we desire to follow the command of 1 Corinthians 15:57 to, “give thanks to God, who gives us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ!” And the victory is truly His!

FCA is needed now more than ever, and we look forward to all the Lord has in store for the year to come. But our goal will always remain the same: to reach coaches and athletes for Jesus Christ. That is what FCA is all about! We’re thankful for teammates like you who supported FCA through your time, talent and treasure. Thank you for being a part of this important work to see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.
Your teammate in Christ,

Les Steckel
President/CEO

“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!”

 

Highlights

“FCA has truly changed my life. Now when I play a sport, I do it through Christ.”

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 2015, we saw incredible impact with a record 981 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 hosted our third annual Coaches Ministry Academy and our annual 3D Presenters School where 54 selected national and international staff were trained and certified on the how to present the 3Dimensional Coaching strategy. FCA also participated in nine 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 a 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 2015, over 450,000 students were reached in 14,689 Campus Huddles worldwide.

The eleventh annual Fields of Faith event had more than 189,000 students participate on approximately 526 athletic fields. Of those attendees, 5,966 committed to Christ, 6,647 recommitted to Christ, and 7,376 committed to read the Bible. 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.

Camp Ministry experienced a record-breaking year with a total attendance of 94,505 at 619 FCA Camps in 41 states and 36 countries around the world.

Many lives were impacted and transformed by outstanding competition and spiritual growth during FCA’s 59th camp season. The 2015 theme, UNDEFEATED, challenged attendees to team up with an undefeated God. That is exactly what happened with 9,978 salvation decisions and 12,198 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.

FCA is reaching thousands of coaches and athletes through 1,348 community sport Huddles around the globe.

The types of Community Ministry are: Team Huddles, Multi-Sport Huddles, Coaches Huddles and FCA Sports Teams.

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International

FCA International continued to explode in the 4C’s of Ministry in 2015.

God has allowed us to have a footprint in 56 countries around the world.

With 196 countries in the world, we are already making great progress. We have 38 countries that have FCA staff with a total of 111 FCA leaders, as well as establishing the first East Asia Branch Office with FCA’s first Global Region Coordinator (GRC). In 2015, there were 194 camps with 25,208 campers and 3,054 salvations in 36 countries. The Huddle ministry expanded to 798 Huddles in 29 countries. These Huddles reached 22,821 coaches and athletes with 4,021 first-time commitments to Christ!

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“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.”

Financials

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

FCA now has nine consecutive 4-star top ratings from Charity Navigator putting it in the top 1% of all charities rated.

Contribution Revenue Gift Sources

Individuals

58.7%

Businesses

17.7%

Foundations

13.5%

Churches

6.2%

Other*

3.9%
*Other includes stocks, government, gift planning, and FCA Ministry Groups

Three-Year Growth: Key Comparisons

Annual Revenue

67%2013

$87,965,164

80%2014

$101,213,386

100%2015

$109,074,901

Number of Total Staff

55%2013

1,119

85%2014

1,149

100%2015

1,284

Number of Ministry Staff

30%2013

836

55%2014

899

70%2015

957

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

84

Cents per dollar

In 2015, 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%%

Program Services & Event Costs

$89,439,209

10%%

General and Administration

$10,246,183

6%%

Fundraising

$6,213,839

Audited Financial Statement Summary 2015

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“FCA has enabled me to grow closer to the Lord and has helped with my passion for combining sports and faith!”

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

NANCY HEDRICK

Executive Vice President
Communications and Marketing

JEFF MARTIN

Executive Vice President
Ministry Programs and Resources

ROB THOMAS

Executive Vice President
Technology

National Board of Trustees

Julie Nimmons,
Chairman
Bruce Graham,
Vice Chairman
Fred Exum,
Treasurer
Joe Gillis,
Secretary

Joe Balentine
Mike Baller
Teresa Blubaugh
Rodney Bullard
Russ Crosson
Mary Beth Doughty
Max Gonzenbach
Hermann Guehring
Darlene Johnson
Frank Kelly

Scott Langston
Dr. Jud Martin
Buck McCabe
Devon McDonald
Diana Myers
Dr. Tim Palma
Rick Rodriguez
John Roise
Bruce Williams

“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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