Fields of Faith Event In OctoberMatt Boster
Posted by: Matt Boster
Date: Sep 16 2019 7:27 AM
DOTHAN, ALABAMA Students from the Wiregrass Area will join thousands of other youth on athletic fields across the nation on Wednesday, October 16, 2019, to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the 16th annual national Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ (FCA, www.fca.org) Fields of Faith event.
This rapidly growing, interdenominational outreach event will be held at more than 500 locations throughout the nation. While many Christian rallies are anchored to an entertainer or professional speaker, FCA’s Fields of Faith is structured as a student-to-student ministry.
Peers invite their own classmates and teammates to meet on their school’s athletic field to hear fellow students share their testimonies, challenge them to read the Bible and to come to faith in Jesus Christ. Mike Phares, Executive Director for Wiregrass Fields of Faith stated, “We are so excited to keep up our tradition of having Fields of Faith the 3rd Wednesday of October!
This year, we’ll have a time of worship with Ashley Dennis before our speaker, Aaron Dickinson, shares. We look forward to hearing from him! Free hamburgers and hot dogs will be served at 5:40. Our event will begin at 6:15.” The Wiregrass Fields of Faith 2018 was the largest gathering in Alabama with over 2,000 people in attendance.
The national growth of Fields of Faith has been remarkable. Since the beginning of Fields of Faith in 2004, more than a million people have joined the movement. In 2018 alone, more than 240,000 participants gathered at 521 fields, where 6,213 made first-time faith commitments, 5,015 recommitted their lives to Christ, and 6,494 committed to reading their Bible.
Fields of Faith began with an idea from Jeff Martin, FCA’s Executive Director of Ministry Advancement, who longed to help today’s generation of students face spiritual battles and temptations.
“It’s amazing that Fields of Faith has grown to welcome nearly a quarter of a million people to athletic fields where they can pray and worship together,” Martin said. “We are so thankful for the students