Joining thousands, Thorndale to host Fields of Faith
THORNDALE—Students from Thorndale ISD and other area schools will be joining thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across America on Wednesday, October 13, 2010, to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the seventh annual national Fields of Faith event.
This rapidly-growing, interdenominational outreach event will be held at more than 400 locations throughout the nation on this same date.
Fields of Faith in Thorndale will be held at Bulldog Stadium at 7:17 p.m.
While many Christian rallies are anchored to an entertainer or professional speaker that creates a spectator event, Fields of Faith is structured as a student-to-student ministry.
Peers invite their own classmates and teammates to meet on their school’s athletic field to hear fellow students share their testimonies, challenge them to read the Bible and to come to faith in Jesus Christ.
This will be the fifth Fields of Faith event for Thorndale High School. Last year, approximately 76 students and supporters attended the event.
The national growth of Fields of Faith has been remarkable. Since the beginning of Fields of Faith in 2004, more than 365,000 students have joined in the movement.
In 2009 alone, more than 125,000 students gathered on 446 fields across 38 states.
“The impact of Fields of Faith has been incredible in just these past few years,” said Les Steckel, FCA president and former veteran NFL coach. “It’s all about young people in these communities coming together on their school’s athletic field and challenging each other to go back to the fundamentals.”
The impetus for Fields of Faith began with Jeff Martin, an FCA staff person, who conceived the idea from an Old Testament reference in Chronicles after searching how to help today’s generation of students face spiritual battles and temptations.
In 2004, 6,000 students gathered on school athletic fields throughout three states for the first Fields of Faith event.
While Fields of Faith has its roots with FCA leadership, the event is designed to include multiple national Christian organizations, local churches and ministries. A local leadership team will determine the program of each Fields of Faith event.
To learn more about FCA (Fellowship of Christian Athletes), go to www.fca.org.
To learn more about the event in Thorndale, contact FCA Huddle Leader Robert Lindemann at (512) 898-2538 or FCA Huddle Leader Scott Frei at (512) 898- 2321.