Students from Habersham County joined thousands of youth on athletic fields across the nation Wednesday night for the national Fellowship of Christian Athletes Fields of Faith event.
The student-led, interdenominational, outreach ministry was held at more than 440 locations nationwide, including Habersham Central High School’s Raider Stadium. Hundreds of youth turned out for the worship rally at the stadium in Mt. Airy. Together they sang, prayed, worshipped, and encouraged each other in their Christian walk. A number of students made public professions of faith.
Hundreds of them gathered on the field after the worship service, held hands and prayed.
It started with a prayer
Fields of Faith was started sixteen years ago by then Oklahoma FCA Area Director Jeff Martin. Frustrated by the temptations and spiritual battles facing youth, Martin prayed about what to do. In 2004, he helped launch the first Fields of Faith event with just a few thousand students on a handful of fields in Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas. Since then, the event has expanded its reach to include nearly a quarter-million attendees worldwide, according to the FCA website.
Martin now serves as FCA Executive Director of Ministry Advancement. He says “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,”