Doing Good in the Neighborhood: South Plains FCA inspires studen

Doing Good in the Neighborhood: South Plains FCA inspires students

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LUBBOCK, Texas -

The South Plains Fellowship of Christian Athletes is part of a nationwide effort to provide faith-based guidance for young people.

From Texas Tech, to local middle and high schools, the FCA has all kinds of students in it's worship.

"FCA is welcoming, everyone can be there. Some of us do sports, some of us don't, but at the end of the day we can all come together and just worship Jesus together" said Cici Schroeder, an eighth grader at Laura Bush Middle School.

Schroeder said the FCA is welcoming to all students, not just athletes. 

The main goal of the South Plains chapter is to influence students to have and be good influences in their walk with faith.

"Birds of a feather flock together and there's strength in numbers," Director Terry Kinard said.

He said the program isn't just about students, but those who lead them. He added when students, especially at the middle and high school level, have coaches and mentors to turn to they're more likely to succeed.

"Billy graham said 'a coach will influence more people in one year than an average person does in a lifetime'," Kinard said. 

Students in the FCA aren't done when they leave a fellowship meeting or pregame prayer. While mentors are vital, students have a responsibility to welcome and set a good example for their peers.

"They encourage their athletes to be influential on a campus, be the leader on a campus," Kinard said. 

Students are also expected to be influential off campus and welcome their peers to join them in inspiring others, one good deed at a time.

To get connected with the South Plains FCA, click here.

If you know a person or organization doing good in West Texas email goodnews@fox34.com

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