April 2016
Director's Corner
A Message from Steve Sanders

                            Monthly Motivation: "Faith Endurance"
    A few weeks ago I was having a rough day. One of those days that seemed like nothing was going right. I took a prayer break to gather myself. When I opened up my bible app the verse of the day was James 1:2-3 which reads:
"Consider it all joy, my brethren, when you encounter various trials, knowing that the testing of your faith produces endurance."
James 1:2-3 NASB
    Going through a trial or having a rough time doesn't mean we are being punished by God. In fact, we are actually being helped. That day I realized the only way we can strengthen our faith is by having it tested! Just as an athlete has to build up stamina/endurance to compete, believers have to be tested to build our "Faith Endurance" #Amen #FCACleveland 

New Partnership on the Horizon!
     Had a great meeting with the Cavs today. Great things to come from this meeting. 
Strong partnership in the works.  As you can see, I was prepared for the meeting with my Gold and Blue on lol 

Check out what we have been up to... 

    Men's  Fellowship  Bible Study
       with speaker Steve Sanders 

   On Friday, April 15, 2016 Cleveland Metro Director, Steve Sanders spoke at the Men's Fellowship Bible Study at La Centre in Westlake.  The event was attended by around 200 businessmen. Steve shared his testimony and how FCA is making an impact in the Greater Cleveland area. Many were moved to get involved in the ministry whether through their time, talent or treasure after hearing how God is moving in our city through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes!
FCA shows up to be a part of the "Roovival"  

    On April 19, 2016 FCA Metro Cleveland Director, Steve Sanders, spoke to the University of Akron's Football Team for their Annual "Roovival" Event.
*6 young men gave their lives to Christ  
*50+ more rededicated themselves to going to  another 
level in their Christian walk!   

Special Thanks to Kali Brandon and Hannah Calhoun for coordinating this event.
Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle Visits
April 2016

   Chagrin Falls HS Huddle                Cuyahoga Hts. MS Huddle

 The Fellowship of Christian Athletes in the Greater Cleveland area has 35 active groups or huddles, as we call them in FCA. These huddles are in middle schools and high schools around our great city. Here are some pictures of local FCA huddles that meet throughout the Greater Cleveland area by holding weekly, biweekly or monthly Bible Studies. These groups are student led with an FCA approved moderator, generally a teacher and/or coach from the school. 
             St. Edward HS                                   Lutheran West HS
     (Pam Matejka addressing group)                      (Steve Sanders addressing group)
Urban Initiative in Motion

    On April 20, 2016 Steve Sanders was one of the panelists at Cleveland State University's Black Studies Program panel discussion. They discussed black athletes and social consciousness in front of an audience of influential people from the university and the community.The panel presented  a "then and now" perspective on how athletes are community activists and the influence they have.                              
Introducing a new addition to the
Metro Cleveland FCA family

      We are excited to announce that Barry French, the CEO of Trazer Technologies has joined the Metro Cleveland FCA Board of Directors.
Barry and Trazer are on the cutting edge of objective and standardized Baseline Concussion and Return to Play Testing! Check out their technology at www.Trazer.com

     Are you interested in joining the Metro Cleveland FCA Board? If so, contact us to learn more about joining our team: pmatejka@fca.org
Upcoming Events

Coaches Clinic 
May 21, 2016

Where:   Bedford HS
Time:  9am-12pm

Questions? Contact Pam Matejka at pmatejka@fca.org

FCA 3-D Leadership Camp
July 28-30, 2016  

   WHERE:      Malone University , Canton, OH
    WHO:          Rising 8th-12th grade middle school & high school students,                         and  Adult Campers
   COST:          Students  $275 if registered by May 31st
                      $300 after May 31st
                      Adults:    $200
   DEPOSIT:  There is a $100 deposit required to register
   FEES:   Refunds are available, except for a $100 cancellation.  If you fail                   to  cancel and do not show up for camp, the full $300 is expected.

Click  HERE to register!