Fellowship of Christian Athletes invites anyone interested in sports and building a relationship with Jesus Christ to attend. You do not need to be an athlete to be a member of FCA--all are welcome! Our mission is to challenge our members to join in the adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serve Him in all your relationships. Through weekly fellowship with other Christians we hold one another accountable to this goal.
Article I – Name The name of the organization shall be the Gustavus Adolphus College Fellowship of Christian Athletes.
Article II – Mission The mission of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes is “to present 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 in the fellowship of the church.”
Article III – Qualifications of Members As the purpose states, FCA is targeted at reaching athletes and coaches. In order to best reach this group through the Huddle, participants of Huddles are to be current or former members of recognized school athletic teams and those who carry an interest in athletics. FCA should not become an exclusive “club,” with restricted membership; however, a key principle in FCA’s strategy for reaching “athletes and coaches” is for the commonality of athletics with those in the group to remain obvious.
Article IV – Officers and Elections ❿ Section I: Officers to be Elected The Gustavus Adolphus College Fellowship of Christian Athletes shall have officers as follows: 1. Captain 2. Co-Captain 3. Recruiter 4. Secretary 5. Treasurer ❿ Section II: Qualifications of Officers An officer must be a member of the Gustavus Adolphus College Fellowship of Christian Athletes, a paid National FCA Teammate, in agreement with FCA’s Statement of Faith and mission and meet any qualifications set by the school for holding office in an organization that is consistent with FCA’s mission and beliefs. FCA leaders agree to abide by the FCA Purity Statement. While upholding God’s standard of holiness, FCA strongly affirms God’s love and redemptive power in the individual who chooses to follow Him. FCA’s desire is to encourage individuals to trust in Jesus and be a light to others. ❿ Section III: Duties of Officers A. Captain will preside over all meetings, work with other Huddle officers and Huddle Coaches in planning programs, give direction in setting group goals and demonstrate Christian leadership qualities. B. Co-Captain will assist the Captain in any way, inform members of meeting time and place, assist in program planning and take care of any physical needs of the meeting. C. Recruiter will promote official membership in FCA by coordinating a fall and spring National Teammate Drive each year, collecting the fees and completing rosters and mailing them to FCA’s Home Office in Kansas City. D. Secretary will keep a record of each meeting, handle the Huddle Renewal Form for the Huddle and take care of any other written correspondence. E. Treasurer will be responsible for all funds acquired by the organization, paying bills and keeping record of all income and disbursements. ❿ Section IV: Elections Election of officers will be held once a year, preferably during September. This will allow newly elected officers to be trained by the existing officers and have opportunity to attend FCA Leadership Camp in the summer. Potential officer candidates will be screened by existing officers and Huddle Coach to ensure their commitments to FCA’s beliefs and mission. A majority vote will be necessary for an officer to be elected. In case of no majority, a runoff will be held immediately.
Article V – Meetings will be held weekly or twice a month and can be conducted in an atmosphere where fellowship, growth and outreach can be accomplished. Article VI – Amendments Amendments to this Constitution may be proposed by any National member. Amendments shall become effective if approved by two-thirds vote of the organization. All policies of the said group must be consistent with the policies of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Home Office, 8701 Leeds Road, Kansas City, MO 64129, (800) 289-0909 or (816) 921-0909. However, we understand that as a group under Gustavus Adolphus College, Gustavus’s policies supersede those under our national affiliation.
Addendum: Section II FCA Statement of Faith and Mission
• We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
• We believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)
• We believe in the deity of Christ (John 1:1), in His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18, 25), in His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood (Hebrews 9:15-22), in His bodily resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:1-8), in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Acts 1:9-11) and in His personal return in power and glory (Hebrews 9:27-28).
• We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men (women), regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. (John 3:16; John 5:24; Titus 3:3-7)
• We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (John 14:15-26; John 16:5-16; Ephesians 1:13-14)
• We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (Matthew 25:31-46; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
• We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Philippians 2:1-4)
Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a nationally recognized organization that is divide into regional areas.