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"Put Me in Coach, I'm Ready to Play!"

  Kori Casey, pictured far right, arriving at training camp in Kansas City, MO.

This post is written by Mrs. Kori Casey from Oklahoma FCA's South Central region about her experience at training camp. Read on for great encouragement in the FCA ministry!

I've always wanted to go to training camp and now I have!  Just like our favorite sports teams, FCA holds training camp every year for new staff.  I spent a week in Kansas City (across the street from the World Series Champion, Kansas City Royals, while they were actually playing the world series).  It was an exciting atmosphere!  My week was packed with learning from the best of the best!      

One of FCA's core values is Excellence and that is something they display well through their training.  FCA brought in experts in communication, fund raising, fitness and nutrition, leadership, and personal development.

My favorite part was meeting other staff members from across the United States.  I am now part of a huddle of six other female FCA staffers; one in at least every time zone.  Our huddle will meet monthly to pray for each other, encourage each other and hold each other accountable for the call God has given each of us.     

One of the best exercises we went through was attending our own retirement party!  Yes, we are all new on staff, but we attended and participated in our own retirement celebration. What will they say about you at your retirement party? It was a lesson to help us think about the kind of FCA staffer we want to be remembered as being when we retire.   

We went around and congratulated each other for fulfilling our purpose and running the race God had set before us.  To begin this journey of being on staff with FCA, with the end in mind, is a valuable concept.  What do I want you to say about me at my retirement party?  

I want you to say, that I lived out the calling God had on my life by leading others, through my words and actions, to know and experience Jesus Christ personally in their lives.  That because of how I lived and worked, others experienced the love of Jesus.      

So now that I have been to training camp, I am ready for the season. Luckily for me, training in FCA is an ongoing process.  However, after the week I spent in Kansas City, I feel more equipped and ready to pursue the vision of FCA everyday.   

That vision is what drives me.  

The FCA vision is to see the WORLD impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.  

So put me in coach, I'm ready to play!

You can contact Kori at kcasey@fca.org.

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