FIELDS OF FAITH
— According to its website, Fields of Faith is a student-led event. Students invite, pray for, share with, and challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ. An athletic field provides a neutral, rally-point where a community can come together.
The Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) wants to utilize Fields of Faith to help change the culture through involving youth, who are invited to “get in the game and get in the book (Bible).”
Fields of Faith is designed to spark a spiritual movement for God. According to its website, Christianity needs a change in momentum — students who will stand together against the pressures and temptations in our world and be a generation that is committed to reading the Bible and applying it to their lives. A Fields of Faith event starts with prayer. Then, students share their faith testimonies. After this, students challenge their peers to read the Bible and to come to faith in Jesus Christ. A typical “Fields of Faith” event lasts 45 to 90 minutes and is open to all people of all ages. The Oct. 10, 2018, gathering at Farmington’s Allen Holland Field started at 6 p.m. and although all testimonies and speaking was done around 8 p.m. the crowd lingered despite cool temperatures.
Youth pastors get involved to provide spiritual direction and help bring together churches in the area and rally support around the event. Among their tasks are to help unite area pastors and churches around the event, and help select “Impact Students” and “Impact Adults” as speakers. Youth pastors are responsible to deliver “Impact Student” and “Impact Adult” manual to participating speakers, working with each entity to promote “Fields of Faith.”