Listed below are some of the ways you can be involved in Illowa FCA Community Ministry:
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Area Leadership Board
– oversees all ministry activity in Illowa area. Members
are nominated and elected each year. They spend their time and energy developing a local area’s ministry through fund development, networking, influence, staff accountability and other related roles.
■ Work with staff to develop vision and direction.
■ Utilize their influence to expand the four ministry areas.
■ Develop the local office budget.
■ Provide guidance in staffing issues.
■ Provide prayer support for all involved locally in the FCA ministry.
- are groups of adults who roll up their sleeves and get involved in the front lines of the ministry. Typically, these are parents who assist in different forms of campus ministry. They adopt a school or two and provide support and assistance to those ministry leaders on campus..
■ Initiate and support local campus ministry.
■ Provide encouragement to area coaches and athletes.
■ Provide resources to campus ministry (people, products).
■ Provide ministry programs: rallies, cookouts, retreats, lock-ins, golf tournaments, leadership training workshops, etc.
■ Provide FCA Camp scholarship support and transportation assistance for area athletes and coaches.
■ Provide assistant Huddle coaches for each local Huddle.
- are groups of adults who want to minister to each other. They’re typically adults with an athletic background that meet together for fellowship and Bible study.
■ Provide encouragement to the adult community through outreach.
■ Provide a basis for organizing special inspirational outings.
■ Provide opportunities for recreation and fellowship with one another and with families.
■ Provide funding for the local and area FCA offices.
■ Provide a means for the development of accountability groups or Bible studies.
– Become a Huddle Coach
to semi-professional teams, college, high school, or middle school teams.
- are groups of committed coaches, athletes, parents and volunteers who love Jesus Christ and want to partner with FCA to reach more athletes and coaches on their community, youth, and club teams/leagues. We’ve created an FCA Teams Playbook
to equip, encourage and empower FCA Teams’ coaches to fully understand the vital role they play in building a healthy team environment for their athletes and the philosophies and guidelines expected of FCA Teams coaches, players and parents. There are two types of FCA Teams: event teams and seasonal teams.
■ Event teams are formed for a single athletic competition, such as an exhibition game or weekend tournament. The periods of play are for at least one day and up to one week of competition.
■ Seasonal teams compete for an extended period of time, such as participation in a summer or club league. The periods of play are for at least one season and up to one year.
– The Banquet Team
is a great way to involve people in the life of the FCA Ministry. Available Teams: Sponsorships, Table Hosts, Program, Audio/Visual, Silent Auction and Prayer. Contact Mary Jo Donahoe
Banquet Table Hosts Team
– Table hosts invite others to the annual FCA Banquet
and give them the opportunity to partner with Illowa FCA to expand the work of the ministry. Table hosts are advocates for FCA and use their ‘sphere of influence’ to help support the FCA ministry.
– This group organizes the annual FCA Golf Scramble
each year at Rock Island Arsenal Golf Club. This is a great ministry opportunity for volunteers with an interest in golf. Includes: hole sponsorships, captain & player recruitment, advertising, logistics, food, prizes and pledge cards.
Father Son Camp Team
– This team spearheads the annual two-day Father and Son Camp
. Tasks include identifying coaches and huddle leaders, logistics for different sports at multiple venues, advertising & promotions, chapel time, and much more.
Sports Team Chaplain
– Sport team chaplains
provide personal and spiritual support to the players of an athletic team, under the guidance and approval of the coach. At the high school and college levels, players are faced with sport-specific stress. The requirements for becoming a college team chaplain will depend on the school, and the coaches and players of that team.
Run for the Son 5K Run/Walk
– This 5k Run Walk
is a joint effort with Christian Care. Join us on the first Saturday in June!
– Sporting clays
is a form of clay pigeon shooting, often described as "golf with a shotgun" because a typical course includes from 10 to 15 different shooting stations laid out over natural terrain. This fundraiser is sponsored by Bi-State Sportsmen's Association
Office Support Team
– Opportunities exist throughout the year to assist with various office projects, including mailings, website updates, facebook updates, among many other tasks. Contact Mary Jo Donahoe
Contact Tim Schneckloth for more information.