October Newsletter 2017

Director's Corner
Monthly Motivation
By: Dan Britton 
(FCA Executive VP International Ministry)

But the Lord said to Samuel, "Do not look at his appearance or his stature, because I have rejected him. Man does not see what the Lord sees, for man sees what is visible, but the Lord sees the heart."- 1 Samuel 16:7
It takes heart to play sports. Coaches fire up their teams by saying, "Go out there and play with all your heart!" While skills and talent are important, playing with heart separates the good from the great. When my daughter plays basketball and looks toward me, I pound my hand on my heart. It is my sign to encourage her to play with heart. Playing with heart is about drive, passion, and desire.
The Bible mentions the heart more than 540 times. The Lord told Samuel He looks at the heart, not the external stuff. As athletes, not only do we play with our hearts, but we should also have hearts that are sold out to Jesus. We may know what it means to give our all on the field, but do we know what it means to give our all to God?

This easy acronym reminds us how to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength:
  • Hungry Heart: Do you have a hungry heart that devours the Word of God and prays continually?
  • Expecting Heart: Do you expect great and mighty things from a great and mighty God?
  • Abundant Heart: Is your heart full of God's love?
  • Real Heart: Are you the real deal?
  • Teachable Heart. Are you a know-it-all athlete or a teach-it-to-me athlete?
Campus Ministry is off and running!

The new school year has begun and the FCA Campus Ministry is well underway. During this time of year when we celebrate fall and a time of harvest, we are reminded of God's desire for a harvest among His people. We have the unique opportunity to have a part in God's plan by serving those who are lost. Coaches and athletes throughout the greater Cleveland are looking to fill the void in their lives.  They are looking for more. God is using, His workers, to pour into the lives of those that we serve. 

Thank you for being such a special part of the ministry of FCA through your prayers, volunteering of your time and/or your financial support. You are a valued member of our team, and we thank God for you often. 

FCA is growing in Metro Cleveland!
Celebrating the start of a new FCA Huddle!
Introducing the North Ridgeville High School FCA Huddle

Brandon Muck
 New Huddle Coach at North Royalton High School

Former Cedarville University  basketball player and high school basketball coach, Brandon Muck, will oversee a gathering of students/athletes as they seek wisdom from God's word.  The North Ridgeville FCA Huddle will meet on Thursday mornings before school. Muck will also be serving the NRHS basketball team as a character coach.  Pray for  NRHS as they launch this new huddle.  We are also looking forward to extending FCA to the middle school in North Ridgeville. 

See how YOU are making a difference, check out the Metro Cleveland FCA website to stay up to date and ways you can get involved! 
"Giving Tuesday" coming in November

Please consider FCA on November 28th

Partners like 
  have had an impact on the lives of young athletes 
all across greater Cleveland.

 Thank you for your continued partnership with FCA  as we 
strive  to live out our vision of impacting the world for Jesus Christ through the influence of athletes and coaches. 
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