Club Spotlight: Fellowship of Christian Athletes


Maddy Veghts, Feature Editor

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is a club where students who want to strengthen their relationship with God, come and get to know others with the same goal.
It is student-run and the only FCA in the Plainfield school district, however the other Plainfield high schools are welcome to participate too.
According to the national FCA website, “we are a community working to see the world transformed by Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.” Students interested do not need to be an athlete to join the club.
“Some of the events we are planning to do are food pantries and service projects,” Marc Miller, faculty sponsor, said. They also have guest speakers talk to the group. At one of their most recent meetings, they all brought food and played games just so everyone could get to know each other.
“We go to Feed My Starving Children and volunteer there as a club. Last year we also went bowling as a club. We do other fun activities and games in the club too!” Sarah Imig, senior, said.
Imig, along with her brother Nathan, junior, noticed during the covid year that all the leaders were graduating and no one was going to lead. The siblings came together and decided to step up to lead the club. The leaders have to set up the dates for the meetings and what goes on in the meeting, as well.
The group meets twice a month to discuss Bible verses and have lessons about stories in the Bible.
“We try to hear out everyone’s opinions on what they want to have, so we recently had a kahoot for a warmup.” N, Imig said.
“There are two types of meetings that we have. One is right after school at 2:20, and we have a fun game or activity before and we do like a mini Bible study afterwards. The other kind of meeting we have is in the evenings at 6:30 and we sometimes have food and play volleyball or four square, some type of fun sport, and we have fun as a club doing that,” S, Imig said. The club is able to have fun events and help their community with anything they need.
According to the national website, “We seek to make disciples through our strategy of engaging, equipping and empowering coaches and athletes to know and grow in Christ and lead others to do the same.”
Students who join are able to get more involved in the school and community. It is also an opportunity to get to know others with the same religious beliefs. The club members hang out with one another and have conversations or ask questions about the same topic. The next meeting is Nov. 9 in room H174 right after school.