Youth to gather, worship at annual Fields of Faith

Published 4:35 pm Tuesday, October 2, 2018

In an age where teens can be so easily pressured into temptations and are trying to discover who they are, Decatur County Schools Fellowship of Christian Athletes gives them a place to turn.

They will be hosting their annual Fields of Faith event on October 17, at BHS Centennial Field.

Fields of Faith began in 2002 when Oklahoma FCA area director Jeff Martin prayed about what to do with his heart-felt frustration regarding the temptations and spiritual battles facing today’s youth. He was led to the bible story of King Josiah, an influential teenager who gathered his people and challenged them to read God’s Word.

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Josiah’s story of spiritual revolution gave Martin a vision for Fields of Faith. On the second Wednesday of October every year, students gather on their school’s athletic field for the annual event.

If a team is losing, they got back to the fundamentals. Fields of Faith aims to take that same approach to a youth’s faith in God.

This year’s special guest will be 2018 Miss Georgia Annie Jorgenson. Jorgenson will provide her testimony to the high school students and leave them with a closing challenge.

Zae McFadden and Adron Ingle will also leave the students and athletes with a scripture challenge, while Gabby Hardee presents her student testimony.

Ben and Brad Mitchell, along with Jacob McLaughlin will recite the competitor’s creed, before Grace Christian Youth Praise Band provides music and Bainbridge Church of God performs a skit.

Once all challenges and testimonies are shared, groups of four to five studetns will breakout into prayer groups with adults. They are provided with a list of things they can pray for or write down their own requests.

After small group, all attendees with join hands around Centennial Field and have a big circle group prayer before closing remarks.

Members of FCA are asking the community to please pray for the students as they present their testimonies and share their favorite scriptures with their cohorts. These students have graciously volunteered their time to share the Word of God with all who will listen.

The event will begin at 6:30 p.m. on the football field and is free to all who would like to attend.