An effective huddle ministry is much like playing a game of baseball.
Consider the following comparisons…
1. Join the Team- Wearing the FCA “uniform:”
- As a team-member, you agree to be accountable to your peers in your personal walk with the Lord Jesus Christ: Get in your “REPS!”…
- Read God’s Word Daily!..Encounter God daily through verse memory/meditation (slow down!)…Pray Hard…and Often!!…Share with others what God is doing in your life!
- Communicate: with your student-body, faculty/coaching staff…and especially with fellow leaders, your sponsor, and FCA Area Director or Rep.
- Participate! Come to huddle, come to leaders meetings, come to regional leader’s meetings…join us for region-wide events, etc.
2. First Base – Huddle UP!
- Determine a sponsor. This must be a teacher/coach working in the school who can open up their classroom and/or oversee the huddle at a location you agree upon.
- Register/certify your huddle. Contact Ted Brunner (firstname.lastname@example.org) to confirm your huddle being recognized by your school. He will then register your huddle for you.
- Establish meeting time/day/location on your school’s campus! Get the word out!
3. Second Base – Campus Outreach!
- Host an event for the student body to attend (dodgeball tourney, v-ball tourney, basketball tourney, etc)
- Host a fundraising event. Funds then can be directed to more activity….like a “blessing bag” (bag filled with Gatorade, coach’s Bible, devotional book, candy, etc) for each coach at the start of a season.
- Consider attending the “mega-huddle” – see Area Director for more info!
4. Third Base – Community Outreach!Fields of Faith! Join one! Host one!
- Utilize school gym to host athletic games/contests to reach people in need.
- Partner with Community organizations (like the YMCA and/or Boys/Girls club) to create event to present Christ’s love (sports clinic, 5K run, etc.)
- Attend Free Fall! – see Area Director for more info!
5. Getting to Home Plate – Give the ministry away!
- Use the school year to disciple/mentor younger leaders to take over for you in order to be ready for next year!
- Encourage huddle members to get to Leadership Camp and/or Kutztown Sports Camp to learn more about FCA and how God uses it for His Glory and to impact lives for Christ!