FCA Fields of Faith event set for Sunday at First Flight High School
Published 7:12 pm Thursday, April 28, 2022
Students from First Flight High School will gather at First Flight’s Warren C. Judge III Memorial Field in Kill Devil Hills on Sunday, May 1, 2022 at 5 p.m. to share their Christian faith with fellow students and others during their first Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fields of Faith event. This interdenominational outreach event has been held at more than 500 locations throughout the nation this school year. This event is open to the public and all are invited.
“While most Christian events are held by adult speakers or sponsors, FCA’s Fields of Faith is a student-to- student ministry, which means that the students themselves are meeting and organizing the whole event,” stated a news release from FCA. “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.”
“What started out as a thought and a prayer has turned into a huge national event, all through the power of Christ. It’s amazing that Fields of Faith has grown to welcome nearly a quarter of a million people to athletic fields where they can pray and worship together,” said Jeff Martin, FCA’s executive director of campus sport ministry. Fields of Faith began with an idea from Martin. In 2004, Martin’s vision became reality when 6,000 students gathered on school athletic fields throughout three states for the first Fields of Faith event, stated the release.
While Fields of Faith has its roots with FCA leadership, the event is designed to include multiple national Christian organizations, local churches and ministries. Senior Tanner Thach, member of the 2021 1-A state champion Perquimans County High School baseball team, will be bringing a brief message, along with Bible reading and comments from various students from First Flight High School. Worship music will be provided by the Milepost 13 Band of Nags Head Church.