MARTINSBURG – On October 13 at Cobourn Field at Martinsburg High School, the MHS Fellowship of Christian Athletes Huddle will host its peer-to-peer movement, Fields of Faith, where thousands of students from across the country and around the world gather on their school sports ground to share stories of faith and challenge themselves to apply the Bible as their “game plan for life,” said the official event flyer.
The 18th annual event will take place from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., and according to Matt Miller, regional manager of the Eastern Panhandle FCA, everyone is invited.
“I would love to see people come. Everyone is invited. You just show up, there is no charge, ”Miller told the Journal.
On Wednesday, students from the Eastern Panhandle will join thousands of others on athletic fields across the country to share their Christian faith at the event.
“This rapidly growing interfaith outreach event will be held in more than 500 locations across the country,” the official statement said. “While most Christian events are hosted by guest speakers or adult sponsors, FCA’s Fields of Faith is student-to-student ministry. Peers invite their own classmates and teammates to meet at their school’s athletic field to hear their classmates share their testimonies and challenge them to read the Bible.
Wednesday’s event will mark the return of the Fields of Faith event after being canceled in 2020 due to the pandemic.
“After the challenges this past year has presented, our students have shared how excited they are to be spending this time together again,” Miller said in the release. “We come and cheer them on as athletes and coaches, come out and cheer them on as they share what is most important in their lives, a walk with Jesus.”
While Fields of Faith has its roots with FCA leadership, the event is designed to include several national Christian organizations, local churches and ministries, according to the release.
“This is a great opportunity to see our student athletes and coaches from the Eastern Panhandle who have been part of the FCA to come together and be able to share what God is doing in their hearts and minds, and to encourage other coaches and students. athletes to follow them on this same journey, ”Miller said.
He said that right now the team are praying for good weather, but added that if the weather is bad, the event could possibly take place in the gymnasium at Martinsburg High School.
For more information, visit www.fieldsoffaith.com. Matt Miller van be contacted at 304-268-6544 or by email at [email protected]