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Welcome to East Gadsden High's Fellowship of Christian Athletes, where we appreciate the love our young people have for athletics. But even more we honor Our God that has given us the chance to compete. The Hallmark of a Christian Athlete is his love for others and yes that includes the competition. If you have had a game and you have not left with new friends (your opponent) you miss the point that God wants to make. Win or lose, athletics is a time to sharpen the mind and body and give a good contest with honor. You can admire and congratulate the very opponent you are trying to beat. Play with honor. Do not ever do something dishonorable to get an advantage over your opponent regardless of what the referees will catch. Remember that you want to leave the battlefield with honor and respect. Years later who won the game will be forgotten, but what will be remembered is the way you conducted yourself as a member of God's family. Please check out in the presentation section a video of Ron Vickers speaking to members of the FCA. Although this took place a few years ago the message is timeless for those of us in training.

The way of a Christian Competitor


I am a Christian first and last.
I am created in the likeness of
God Almighty to bring Him glory.
I am a member of Team Jesus Christ.
I wear the colors of the cross.

I am a Competitor now and forever.
I am made to strive, to strain,
to stretch and to succeed
in the arena of competition.
I am a Christian Competitor
and as such, I face my challenger
with the face of Christ.

I do not trust in myself.
I do not boast in my abilities
or believe in my own strength.
I rely solely on the power of God.
I compete for the pleasure of
my Heavenly Father, the honor of Christ
and the reputation of the Holy Spirit.

My attitude on and off
the field is above reproach -
my conduct beyond criticism.
Whether I am preparing,
practicing or playing;
I submit to God's authority
and those He has put over me.
I respect my coaches, officials,
teammates and competitors
out of respect for the Lord.

My body is the temple of Jesus Christ.
I protect it from within and without.
Nothing enters my body that
does not honor the Living God.
My sweat is an offering to my Master.
My soreness is a sacrifice to my Savior.

I give my all - all of the time.
I do not give up. I do not give in.
I do not give out. I am the Lord's warrior -
a competitor by conviction
and a disciple of determination.
I am confident beyond reason
because my confidence lies in Christ.
The results of my efforts
must result in His glory.

Poem found on the internet next verse added

When I leave the field
If in victory
humble before my competitors
knowing their goodwill
toward me
is much more precious
than any victory could be
If in defeat
happy for my opponent
for they played well
and my congratulations are sincere
cause we all
are family
God's Family