Fellowship of Christian Athletes
We at One Cross Medical Clinic of Campbellsville are proud supporters of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA). FCA is a Christian based organization founded in Eastern Oklahoma in 1954, later moving to its current base in Kansas City Missouri. Don McClanen, the group’s founder, saw how athletes were used to promoting and advertising many man causes and products. Why not have them promote Christianity. The power of the athletes’ voice is obvious, especially in today’s culture. What an awesome platform for Christianity. FCA was pioneered by former stars: Otto Graham, Branch Rickey, Bill Krisher, Carl Erskine, and Bobby Richards followed by Kay Yow, Shanna Zolman, Tom Osborne, Shaun Alexander, Tony Dungy, Reggie White, Herschel Walker, John Wooden, Bobby Bowden, Tom Landry, and more recently by: Tim Tebow, John Harbau, Colt McCoy, Jim Kelly, Tommy Tuberville, Jennie Finch, and many others. There are many public figures who were touched by FCA including comedian Jeff Foxworthy, Governor Mike Huckabee, and from Duck Dynasty Willie Robertson.
We at One Cross Medical Campbellsville Clinic were sold on the importance of the FCA in our schools, gyms, sport complexes, sport leagues and colleges, by a young man named Brett Bradford. Brett is a student/athlete at Lindsey Wilson College in Columbia KY. And the Field Ambassador for the FCA in the Lake Cumberland region. Brett is also a National Champion in wrestling. He won the National Championship wrestling in the 165lb weight class in Des Moines Iowa in 2019. Brett’s passion for wrestling has been passed on to his job with FCA. He approached us at One Cross Medical Campbellsville Clinic and showed us how important the FCA is for showing the love of Christ to student athletes. He showed us testimony after testimony of those whose lives were changed by the influence of FCA.
FCA sponsors six national awards every year to coaches and athletes who have shown excellence in the areas of Christian Character, community service and integrity on and off the field. The Bobby Bowden (former Florida State Head Coach) Athlete of the Year, is awarded once a year to a D1 football player who’s Christian walk on the field and in the classroom set him apart from the crowd. The Grant Teaff (former Baylor University Head Coach) Coach of the Year. This award is for football coaches who walk the Christian walk and are active in the FCA. Kay Yow (North Carolina State University woman’s basketball coach) Heart of a Coach Award. Award is for women’s basketball who has coached according to Biblical principles.
FCA also has a wide range of personal growth resources including Daily Impact Play Devotionals which are daily devotional delivered to your inbox, Devotionals give you hundreds of sports devotionals to browse through, Prayer resources to help your prayer life, Bible Studies for individual and/or small groups, Audio messages that you can listen to for encouragement, Printed Resources such as Bibles and devotionals for purchase, Bible Reading Plans to help you engage in God’s word, FCA Magazine Archives, Competitors Creed, and Coach’s Mandate. These resources are a must for athletes and/or coaches looking to grow in their walk with Christ. These are resources that we at One Cross Medical Campbellsville clinic are proud to sponsor and that we as staff access. Using some of these resources, Brett Bradford does a bi-weekly morning devotional with One Cross Medical Clinic of Campbellsville staff. We look forwards to and are so blessed by these FCA devotions.
There are many great ways to get involved with the FCA. One way is FCA Virtual, which is an on-line FCA Bible study or prayer meeting via Zoom or Hangout. Huddles are in-person prayer/Bible/devotional meetings that happen before or after sports games/ practices or may be done as an individual meeting. There are 20,849 certified huddles, Camps at FCA happen in many flavors including Coaches Camp, Leadership Camp, Partnership Camp, Power Camp, Sports Camp, and Team Camp. Camps also happen in many different places and seasons, thus giving must everyone an opportunity to attend. There are over 20,000 camps available to FCA members. Coaching is always a great way to get involved, International Trips may be your thing and the FCA are international travelers. FCA is in 92 countries, There are many other way to help/get involved with the FCA, just need to reach out and ask at Fellowship of Christian Athletes 8701 Leeds Rd. Kansas City MO. 64129, Phone # 1-800-289-0909 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org. You can also support the FCA financially via a one time gift or a recurring monthly gift. If you are compelled to help financially or if you have any questions, feel free to contact Brett Bradford at 507-316-8491. You can also give via donating a boat, vehicle or RV, by donating a stock gift, by writing a check to address above or donate cattle/livestock. We at One Cross Medical Campbellsville Clinic are proud to give a monthly gift to the FCA.
We at One Cross Medical Campbellsville Clinic believe in supporting our youth, we have sponsored, not only the FCA but also Taylor County Track & Field, and Campbellsville Little League. We believe in our statement of faith “Compelled by the love of Christ, One Cross Clinic offers high-quality health care of body, soul, and spirit to all that it serves”. We also believe in the statement of faith of the FCA “We believe that for the salvation of the lost and sinful men and women regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a Godly life”. And their Mission Statement “To lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church”. These mission statements and statements of faith link One Cross Medical Clinic of Campbellsville and the FCA as like-minded and Christ driven. We pray that by our partnership with FCA we can help lead some coach or some athlete to Christ. We feel that a life run on Christ is a life worth living.