This year FCA launched Fulfilling the Vision, an initiative clarifying FCA’s vision, mission, strategy and methods. We remain dedicated to leading every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.
Let’s celebrate what God has done this past year while also looking ahead to how we can continue to fulfill the vision for current and future generations.
A Message From Our President…
With Don McClanen’s God-inspired dream, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has never stopped moving nor growing. Our vision remains steadfast, and we believe there is a very real possibility that we can reach every coach and every athlete in every corner of the earth.
During 2018, we launched Fulfilling the Vision, an initiative clarifying FCA’s vision, mission, strategies and methods. By engaging coaches and athletes relationally with the gospel, equipping them through God’s Word, and empowering them to make disciples of Christ, we can see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through their influence.
Peace and blessings,
“You can be a great leader who has influence on people, moving them in a certain direction and instilling values, but if you want to be a mentor leader there is a whole other depth. We need to be transformative coaches. We need to be changing and drawing hearts to Christ.”
FCA Game Plan
To see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.
To lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus Christ and His church.
Our relationship will demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His Word through Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence.
We pursue our vision and mission through the strategy of ministering “to and through the coach.”
TO THE COACH... The heart of the coach matters. Wherever coaches and athletes compete, that’s where FCA plans to be. We share resources and support with all who lead athletes—on and off the field. We first help coaches know Christ, equip them to grow in their relationships with Christ, and encourage them as they prepare to share Christ with their players.
THROUGH THE COACH... Transformation sparks transformation. A coach who has been changed because of Jesus Christ is one of the most powerful ways to reach an athlete. FCA provides the training, resources and support coaches need when they’re ready to share Jesus with current and future generations of athletes.
As FCA matures, we seek to make disciples through our methods of engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to know and grow in Christ and lead others to do the same.
Engage (1 Thessalonians 2:8)
We engage relationally by connecting with individuals and through events in many different environments by building genuine trust, sharing our lives and sharing the gospel. We strive to connect with coaches and athletes where they are on their spiritual journey.
Equip (Ephesians 4:12)
After cultivating relationships and once coaches and athletes come to faith in Christ, we want to equip them with Christ-centered training, events, resources and ongoing support in what it means to be a follower of Christ, growing in God’s Word and applying it to life.
Empower (2 Timothy 2:2)
Once equipped, we empower faithful leaders who desire to use their time, talents and treasures to help other coaches and athletes experience the gospel, grow in their faith and share Him with others. We desire to develop disciples who make disciples, assisting them so they can in turn engage, equip and empower others to know and grow in Christ and lead others to do the same.
“FCA is a great way to fellowship and get to know a lot of people with different backgrounds and upbringings and stories of how they came to Christ.
We’re a family.”
– Student Ahtlete
It’s stories like these that bring the world-wide wonders of God’s movement to life. Yet through all these avenues of FCA, this is the heart of it all:
Commitments to Christ
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes now has twelve consecutive 4-star top ratings from Charity Navigator putting it in the top 1% of all charities rated.
Contribution Revenue Gift Sources
Three-Year Growth: Key Comparisons
Number of Total Staff
Cents per dollar
In 2018, 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.
Ministry Programs & Event Costs$116,079,654
General and Administration$14,279,731
“I no longer coach for myself, but for the greater
glory of God to help build the Kingdom.”
SHANE WILLIAMSONPresident & CEO
KEN WILLIAMSExecutive Director
Chief Administrative Officer
Field Ministry, International
Field Ministry, North Division
Donor and Board Advancement
Field Ministry, West Division
Field Ministry, South Division
Executive Vice President
Communications & Marketing
Executive Vice President
Board of Trustees 2018
R. Kirk Eland
Dr. Jud Martin
Dr. Tim Palma