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Huddles

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes engages coaches and athletes to grow in their faith and sport.

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HOW DO I GET STARTED?

First things first!

  • Pray for God to prepare your campus.
  • Seek your Administration's blessing.
  • Find a Campus Ministry Sponsor, and ask them to fill out a Ministry Leader Application online.
  • Contact your local FCA staff.

Prepare

  • Download the Student Leader Application.
  • Look at the 2 different Huddle Leadership Team Models.
  • Use the Application and the Team Model to develop a leadership team with student-athlete leaders based on FCA's criteria and responsibilities and have them complete an FCA Student Leader Application (to be turned into your Campus Ministry Sponsor, not FCA Staff).

Structure
Know how your Huddle will be structured. The Huddle meeting outline consists of four parts:

  • Welcome: greeting and announcements
  • Warm-Up: Ice-breakers, games, skits, etc.
  • Workout: Bible studies, devotions, testimonials, small groups, DVD's (spiritual growth component)
  • Wrap-Up: closing comments and closing prayer

Plan

  • Secure, day, time, and location for Huddle meetings.
  • Develop a ministry plan for semester using the Huddle Ministry Model Form (utilize regional FCA events listed on our calendarto helpbuild your ministry plan).
  • Each week, organize your meeting by using the Huddle Meeting Agenda Form.
  • Task assignments based on gifts and talents of student leaders.
  • Plan an initial FCA interest meeting. Invite all student, parents, coaches, and faculty.
    • Show the FCA presentation video.
    • Share your desire to have a Christian presence on your campus.
    • Share how FCA can make a difference on your campus.
    • Challenge everyone to join you.

Promote

  • Create flyers, posters, announcements, etc. to promote upcoming Huddle meetings and activities.
  • Distribute promotional material all over campus.
  • Use various media to invite people: text, Facebook, Twitter, FCALife, email, phone, etc.

Products to Get Started

  • Preview - God's Game Plan Bible - This Bible includes the Serendipity Student Bible with group and individual study helps, 25,000 potential small group meetings, 90 athletically focused Bible studies,100 ice-breakers and team builders, a Bible dictionary and other study tools (you will receive 1 with your Campus Certification).
  • Learn - Huddle Playbook - Includes FCA information, basic training and resources.
  • Check out - Sharing the Victory Magazine - FCA's National Magazine.
  • Watch - FCA Resource DVD - Packed with multimedia resources including video clips and testimonies from professional, college and high school athletes and coaches (you will receive 1 with your Campus Certification)
  • Access - FCA Resource Site - brings together all of FCA's resources into one website. Devotions, articles, outreach ideas, icebreakers, podcasts, bible studies, videos and more! Everyone within the ministry can search this large library and submit their own resources.
  • Connect - FCA Social Network Site - is a social networking tool that provides a place where the FCA family can come together online to share, live and grow.

WHAT IS A HUDDLE?
Huddles are regularly scheduled (weekly or bi-weekly) gatherings for the purpose of evangelism, discipleship, outreach and fellowship using the platform of athletics.

WHAT DOES A HUDDLE LOOK LIKE?

Watch the video to learn about the 4 W's of a Huddle:
Welcome, Warm-Up, Workout, Wrap-Up