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Adult Chapters

FCA Endurance "Huddles" (Adult Chapters)

“Huddle” is a term FCA has used since 1966 to describe a small local group or chapter of individuals who have a heart for Christ, athletics, and the mission and vision of FCA.  Huddles are a group of people who unite and gather locally for Fellowship, Spiritual Growth, and Outreach.  They provide an opportunity for people to come together regularly to strengthen each other, accomplish things that individuals couldn’t alone, and provide a base group to bring others into, both Christian and non-. 

Because Huddles provide so many growth and ministry opportunities, FCA and FCA-E highly encourage their formation and development.  As a small local group tied and working together in your community, you will experience more, accomplish more, have a much bigger impact on everyone (both saved and non-), and just have more fun!

 

Current Huddles

Current FCA Huddles are marked on the map below.  Please click on the cross to display the Huddle Leader and his/her contact information.


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Huddle Formation Steps

Download the Huddle Start-Up Guide to walk you through the steps in detail.  A summary is below:

  1. Pray. 
    Seek the Lord's will for your area and the calling God has put in your heart.  Pray for His ministry in your area, and for those he would bring to serve and be ministered to/through this Huddle.
  2. Research.
    Investigate FCA Endurance and endurance Huddles through exploring this website, FCA's website, and the Huddle Guide (download below).  While we don't expect anyone to be an "expert" right out of the blocks, it would be beneficial to explore what you are prayerfully considering committing to. Huddle Guide (Pdf Download) | 

    Huddle Guide (Online Version)

  3. Certify the Leaders.
    This process begins by filling out FCA's Ministry Leadership Application (MLA) online at https://mla.fca.org/apply  Please specify "Endurance" under type of ministry on this form.  Once this is done, please email FCA Endurance Executive Director Chris Anderson so that he can make sure your MLA gets routed and approved correctly.  Your MLA will be approved by your local staff member.      
  4. Prepare.
    To prepare you to launch your Huddle, you will have a Huddle Leader Coaching Call with FCA's Executive Director Chris Anderson.  You'll discuss Huddle strategies, best practices, and he'll attempt to answer any questions you may have.  You will also be asked to identify at least 2 other core members who will be a part of this new Huddle.  Lastly, you'll purchase the FCA Endurance Huddle Starter Kit.  This kit contains a number of resources that will help you more effectively recruit new Huddle members and impact your community.  Please see the Huddle Starter Guide for details regarding this.
  5. Certify the Huddle.
    This is done by your local staff member.  Certification costs, including Huddle insurance costs, are provided by generous donors who support our mission financially. Certification lasts 1 year and expires on Aug 31.
  6. Begin Huddle Activities. 
    Please see the Huddle Guide and contact your local staff member and/or Chris Anderson for assistance.