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Welcome to the Permian Basin FCA Fields of Faith Volunteer Team Page!

Fields of Faith is a student led national event, in partnership with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes and local churches. Students 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. We have 3 official event locations in the Permian Basin: Midland (Grande Comm. Stadium), Odessa (Ratliff Stadium), and Big Spring (Memorial Stadium). 

Please read FCA's Statement of Faith, below, before completing the Volunteer Form.  It is vital that we all be on the same page, with the same goals on this very special night. For more info about the history and purpose of this national event, please visit:

FCA Statement of Faith

  • We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God. (2 Timothy 3:16-17)
  • We believe there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit. (Matthew 28:19)
  • We believe in the deity of Christ (John 1:1), in His virgin birth (Matthew 1:18, 25), in His sinless life (Hebrews 4:15), in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood (Hebrews 9:15-22), in His bodily resurrection (1 Corinthians 15:1-8), in His ascension to the right hand of the Father (Acts 1:9-11) and in His personal return in power and glory (Hebrews 9:27-28).
  • We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men (women), regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential. (John 3:16; John 5:24; Titus 3:3-7)
  • We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life. (John 14:15-26; John 16:5-16; Ephesians 1:13-14)
  • We believe in the resurrection of both the saved and the lost, they that are saved unto the resurrection of life and they that are lost unto the resurrection of damnation. (Matthew 25:31-46; 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18)
  • We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ. (Philippians 2:1-4)

If you agree with FCA's Statement of Faith and are committed to solely focusing on sharing the gospel of Jesus Christ, and not on denominational differences, then please complete and submit the Response Team Volunteer Agreement Form below. Thank you!

Response Team Info

Due to the seriousness of working directly with students who are making eternal decisions, you have THE most important role of the night, as a volunteer on the Response Team. Therefore, please read through the following expectations and guidelines. 

What to Expect:

  1. You will be provided a bright neon yellow FCA Vest to wear at the event. This vest will be issued to you when you check in and you will turn it back in before you leave the stadium, but you must wear this vest to have access to the students on the field during the response time. The bright color of the vest also helps separate you from the crowd for students to more easily identify you as an "approved" volunteer to pray/talk with during the "invitation or altar call" given at the end of the event. These "approved" volunteers will be the ONLY people allowed on the field during the response time to encourage those making decisions and commitments to Christ. 
  2. You will be given a stack of pencils and decision cards. Your job is to please help us clarify and record the decision the student is making. The Keynote Speaker will share the gospel and lead the students to a point of decision by praying with them in the stands. He will then invite them to respond and share that info with a Response Team Volunteer. Please legibly print the students' info on the decision cards, and then turn them back in to the FCA staff before you leave the stadium. This is critical as it allows us to share the info with their local church for follow up/discipleship. (We have Bibles available, so if a student needs a Bible, please record that on the card, so we can provide them a copy of God's Word).

General Expectations: 

  • Prayerfully prepare your heart.
  • Be patient and loving encouragers. 
  • Ask simple questions, "Why did you come tonight?"; "How can I pray for you?"
  • Be good listeners: Let the student speak. 
  • Clarify & Record Decision(s) of Student. 
  • Record info on Decision Card (write/print legibly for Churches' follow up with students)
  • Talk with students 1 on 1 (Same Gender), if at all possible. (This is dependent on the ratio of how many volunteers to responders we have, but take as many as you must to leave no student alone.)
  • Keep the focus on Jesus and not on denominational differences.
  • If a student comes to you concerning salvation, here are some examples from Scripture to share with them about salvation: (Romans 3:23, Romans 5:8, Romans 6:23, Romans 10:9, Romans 10:10-13) 
  • If a students comes to you concerning "re-commitment" or "re-dedication," here are some examples from Scripture to share with them on assurance of salvation: (John 3:17, 1 Tim. 2:3-4, 1 John 4:7, 1 John 5:13, John 17:3, Romans 10:13, John 5:24)
  • This website is a great resource for you to access on your phone/tablet as an online digital gospel tract:
  • Encourage them to get involved at their local church and find a youth ministry to join.
  • Pray with them and help them better understand the commitment they are making 

* Know that there will be licensed, professional crisis counselors (LPC) on site.  They will be standing directly behind the stage, to provide some visual privacy.  If, while talking with a student, you feel that they have some issues going on that need more professional attention, (Abuse, Neglect, or Self Harm: suicidal thoughts, cutting, addiction, etc.), IT IS MANDATORY STATE LAW THAT WE/YOU MUST REPORT. Please escort him or her to the Crisis Counselors or Event Coordinators. If necessary, wave down another adult that's on the field and ask them to stay with your group until you return.

BASIC DO'S and DONT's:  

  • DO pray with people 
  • DO read your Bible with people 
  • DO keep it simple 
  • DO show them genuine love 
  • DO keep Jesus at the front of the conversation 
  • DO be patient and gentle
  • DO record their info 
  • DO report any abuse or neglect of minors
  • DON'T assume everyone knows Jesus 
  • DON'T be drawn into an argument 
  • DON'T get sidetracked about denominational issues
  • DON'T lose patience