Hundreds of thousands of students are expected to join together on Wednesday to ‘Stand for Christ’ on football fields across the country. The students hope to encourage their peers to pray, worship, read their Bibles, and commit their lives to Christ.
Fields of Faith, a student-led ministry outreach part of the Fellowship of Christian Athletes, has seen thousands of kids and young adults work through tough topics and turn their lives to Christ at the events.
“In a world where bad news seems to be the norm, we’re happy to share the great news that lives are being changed through Fellowship of Christian Athletes’ Fields of Faith,” Jeff Martin, FCA executive director of ministry advancement, told Fox News in a statement. “From the student leaders who take on the responsibility to bring Fields of Faith to their communities to the skeptical or hurting teen who might be attending for the first time, we see time and again that Fields of Faith motivates, energizes, rejuvenates and unites.”
Martin added, “Jesus takes hold of lives right there on the athletic fields, and we are continually amazed at what He does each year in young peoples’ lives.”
Students at over five hundred fields across the country will be sharing the hope of Christ with their peers. Further, the kids and young adults want to help their peers face the challenges of hopelessness, loneliness, depression, suicide, drugs, and alcohol.
A past attendee said it was “one of the most amazing things I’ve ever been to. So many people were able to worship God at our school in front of everyone.” He says all states and schools should participate.
“Year after year, it’s an enormous blessing to see all that God has accomplished through the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and Fields of Faith,” Martin said. “None of this would be possible without God and the students He raises up to organize these amazing events, where they share how Jesus has changed their lives.”
In the beginning, Martin said that the Fields of Faith was only in a handful of states in the US. Now, there are nearly a quarter of a million attendees worldwide who Stand for Christ.
The growth of the program is because of the “incredible evidence of the Lord’s power and sovereignty, as He leads us to deepen our relationship with Him, talk to Him daily and get into His Word on a regular basis.”