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Students (and adults) gathered for 2017 Fields of Faith on Wednesday, Oct. 11, indoors in the Madison County High School Gym. The rainy/damp weather convinced the organizers of the wisdom of moving it indoors. Because of the venue change, the organizers decided to call it Fields of Faith/Courts of Christ (FOF/COC). This event is a nation-wide movement that is planned and carried out as a community-wide event intended to be a “student-to-student” ministry and time of sharing.
At the beginning of the evening, the student band from First Baptist Church Madison led worship.
Following the worship, MCHS Athletic Director Mike Coe welcomed all of those in attendance and opened with prayer.
Throughout the evening, various students read verses from the Gospel of John interspersed between other speakers. The students represented each of the schools in the county with active Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) groups.
During the evening (and on the publicity), they made it clear that (FOF/COC) is not solely an FCA event, but rather a student-to-student outreach to young people who desire to take a stand for Christ.
Although the focus of FOF/COC is not evangelism, it does not shy away from that opportunity either; and as he closed out the evening, Pastor Jackie Watts encouraged anyone desiring prayer to stop at one of the tables out in the front area. (Each school had representatives at a school table, which had been set up with information about the school’s FCA program.
In spite of the weather, the participants and attendees were all blessed by the event, and they are already looking forward to next year.