STARTING A HUDDLE THE RIGHT WAY
One of the most important aspects of FCA is properly STARTING YOUR HUDDLE.
Below are the key steps (links) to make sure this is done correctly. Each huddle leader is responsible for making sure every step has been completed. This will ensure the huddle is following along FCA guidelines:
STEP 1: Register Your Huddle (Click here to be directed to form) (new for 2017-2018)
Before you register your huddle you must fill out an MLA, (Ministry Leader Application)or have one currently on file with FCA. This application must be completed for adult leaders who work with youth under the age of 18. By completing the application, you are only expressing a desire to serve with FCA. It does not mean that you are accepted as a Ministry Leader, because you have completed an application. The local FCA staff and the National FCA office will screen your application. A completed MLA also gives the huddle liability insurance, paid for by FCA.
STEP 2: Visit Campus 101
Select High School or Middle School and then step through the three categories of video lessons. The one place where every athlete, coach and volunteer can learn what FCA Campus Ministry is and how to serve in schools effectively. It includes three components that work together to train, equip and grow.
STEP 3: Review How To Start A Huddle Document
FCA has a best practice that is very helpful when starting a huddle. This was written and designed to help you get off to the best start.
STEP 4: FCA RESOURCES
Go here to find the best, most comprehensive resources to help you in your huddle available through FCA. (devotions, videos, ice breakers, etc.)
STEP 5: FCA DIGITAL MAGAZINE
FCA Magazine is published bi-monthy with stories featuring Christian coaches and athletes making a difference for Jesus Christ. Great resource to send to your coaches and athletes.
STEP 6: WATCH QUANTUM LEAP VISION VIDEO
We are excited to have you join our mission of Igniting Students and Coaches with the Gospel of Jesus Christ! Our goal is to take a Quantum Leap Impact to reach 20,000 students and 1,000 coaches across 400 plus campuses in Central Ohio on a weekly basis; to put Bibles in the hands of over 2,000 students per year. Serve 2,000 plus athletes in summer camps and equip coaches and students dealing with today’s life issues
FINAL STEP: Notify FCA STAFF
I HAVE GONE THROUGH STEPS 1-6 and I am ready to make an impact! Please send me FCA Huddle Wristbands!
The Central Ohio FCA Campus Ministry got started in 1968 following the OSU Buckeyes Football team winning the national championship. Rex Kern, Jesse Owens, Archie Griffin and many others were frequent speakers at our new Campus Huddles. We are now on over 90 middle school & high school, and college campuses. The programs of the Campus Ministry include Huddles (on campus clubs, youth clubs and churches), Team Bible Studies, Assembly Programs, Chapel Programs, TeamFCA Membership