Sport-Specific Ministry

FCA Sport-Specific Ministry (SSM) impacts specific sports communities for Christ by ministering to coaches and athletes united around a particular sport. The opportunities to impact athletes and coaches are growing every day as an astounding 44 million youth under the age of 18 participate in organized youth sports in America*. The Sport-Specific Ministry strategy provides avenues to serve coaches and athletes in the sport(s) where their greatest passion lies.

*National Council of Youth Sports, 2008

What is SSM?

FCA Sport-Specific Ministry provides opportunities to serve athletes and coaches in the sport(s) where their greatest passion lies. FCA Sports exists for those who have:

  • A passion for Jesus Christ
  • A passion for their sport
  • A passion to reach people in their sport for Christ

This is accomplished by the development of a sport-specific strategy and network.

Our Strategy

Sport Specific Executive Directors serve as the expert for their sport by establishing a strong regional model of ministry and supporting sport specific opportunities around the country.

Their strategy is to “Start LocallyGrow RegionallySupport Nationally.” As they build local and regional ministry, Executive Directors also seek to cultivate national relationships, create sport specific resources and ensure an FCA presence at national events/outreaches for their sport.