FELLOWSHIP OF CHRISTIAN ATHLETES

AT VIRGINIA TECH

DAVE GITTINGS

Campus Ministry Director

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes Vision is to see the world impacted by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes. Our Mission is lived out by presenting to athletes and coaches and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, Serving Him in their relationships and the fellowship of the church.

FCA at Virginia Tech is striving to engage, equip and empower the people in and around sports to live out what God has put in them. Every day the “Ministry of Presence” is practiced as Chaplains serve the Athletic Department at Tech.  We have weekly large group meetings open to the student athletes, small group team Bible studies, one on one discipleship, coaches’ Bible studies and a ministry to the ladies who love and support the coach called Behind The Bench.

Throughout the year FCA at VT provides resources such as Bibles, devotionals, and FCA sport ministry magazines. Our athletes and coaches also attend camps, conferences and mission trips that will impact their lives as well as the lives of others, and help encourage growth in their relationship with Jesus.

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 on-going 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, and lead others to do the same.