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Westcliff Forms Fellowship of Christian Athletes Club

By Brandon Petersen , 07/10/20, 6:00PM PDT

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Westcliff University is introducing a new club to campus, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA).

Westcliff Champions of Character Liaison James Larson has spearheaded the effort to form the club after interest was expressed by students.

“FCA was started because we have had several students ask about building a community of believers,” Larson said. “The students have spoken about being away from home and their church and missing their spiritual connection.”

Larson says the FCA club will provide students with a forum to share their faith, and struggles with their faith, among their peers. Events like barbecues and get-togethers with FCA Clubs from other local universities are on tap in an effort to share faith and friendship.

“The students who have joined so far have really stressed how important it is for them to have a community and safe space to share their faith with their peers at Westcliff,” Larson said. “The plan for FCA right now is to continue to build and grow the group.”

Once COVID is under control, Larson says FCA leadership will fine-tune their meetings to meet the needs of students who are passionate about the group.

“It is vitally important that our leadership is made up of young men and women who are diverse and can connect with all the variety of backgrounds that our students come from,” Larson said. “We love all cultures and backgrounds and welcome all students with open arms.”

Larson says FCA leadership will be comprised of athletes who recently graduated from college and understand the challenges of being a student-athlete and staying strong in one’s faith.

To contact Brandon Petersen, e-mail brandonpetersen@westcliff.edu.