Adding a Missionary
The FCA Endurance National Leadership Board is excited to announce the staff candidacy of Steve White for our new Ministry Coordinator position. Steve is beginning the process of seeking the Lord; in partnership with Chris Anderson (National Director), Joe Dannelly (Ministry Coordinator – Online Ministries), and the National Leadership Board; for the funding necessary to come on staff with FCA full-time, prayerfully starting by January 1, 2012. In his proposed role, Steve’s primary responsibility will be serving within FCA Endurance’s adult Huddle ministry.
While we are excited and thankful to make this announcement, it is a significant leap of faith for our ministry in terms of our ministry budget. Adding a second full-time staff member will require an increase in our yearly budget of approximately $56,000 (salary, benefits, taxes, fees, office expenses, travel, etc.). While this is a large increase, we have seen the Lord’s faithfulness over the years andmove forwardwith a humble expectation that the Lord will provide through His people.
With that said, we prayerfully invite each member of our ministry to prayerfully consider a gift to help meet this need, getting Steve on staff as quickly as possible in an effort to help increase our ministry’s effectiveness through Huddles! Gifts can be made through our site or sent in via check to our national office: http://fcaendurance.com/donate
Steve White has been a FCA Endurance Teammate since March of 2009 and was called to start the Savannah, GA Huddle shortly after that in April of 2009. Since that time, the Lord has moved through Steve, his wife of four and a half years Leigh, and the Savannah Huddle leadership team to have a significant impact on that community and the surrounding area. The Savannah Huddle has organized a number of endurance ministry outreaches and races in the past two years and hosted an EMI retreat in the spring of 2010. They are hosting a second EMI retreat next week.
Steve has been working vocationally as an aviation training instructor with Gulfstream for the past eleven years, but he has practically been an unpaid FCA staff member for quite some time, serving and leading the Savannah Huddle. His demonstrated commitment and experience within FCA Endurance Huddles, as well as the Lord’s favor regarding his service make him a great fit for this role of serving other Huddle Leaders. Steve also has years of training and experience as a lay church small group leader and coordinator, and has helped organize two international mission trips.
About the Position/Need
As a ministry, we continue to feel that our Huddles (local chapters) strategically provide the best opportunity to impact an endurance community and its members for Jesus Christ. Through Huddles, our members have the best opportunity to partner in ministry, experience unity and equipping, and develop the depth of relationship needed to most-effectively invite other members of their endurance community to a deeper relationship with Jesus. Because we feel that Huddles are such a significant part of accomplishing our mission, we are very excited to add a staff member dedicated to serving this component of our ministry.
Steve’s role within FCA Endurance will be primarily helping develop and implement the Huddle components of the FCA Endurance National Strategic Plan. A significant part of this plan and Steve’s role will be serving our current and future volunteer Huddle Leaders from around the country, and perhaps soon, world.
Thank you for your prayers, support, and partnership in ministry! This is truly a day to celebrate the Lord’s goodness!
For His Glory,
Thu, November 17, 2011
by FCA Endurance