The World of Youth Hockey Just Changed. Forever.
Yesterday marked a (historic) day in the history of youth hockey: the launch of FCA22.
It's a free, online guided study to help youth hockey players and their families grow spiritually throughout the hockey season, even if they can't make it to a physical church.
Church or Hockey? Not a simple issue...
Here's the truth: many Christian hockey families are struggling with the issue of church versus hockey. Weekends often mean intense travel and Wednesday nights mark team practice.
They've committed themselves to their team and skipping games leave their team short-handed; and, missing practices disrupts the deep camaraderie needed at a competitive level.
What message is being communicated to the parents and kids on the team, about God, about church, about loyalty, and about excellence?
This internal struggle often produces deep feelings of shame, guilt, and ambivalence. It shouldn't be this way.
Jesus offers freedom to those who would follow and trust Him - these feelings are opposite to the freedom He promises!
What to do about it? FCA22: Helping Families Grow Spiritually
FCA Hockey thought these families shouldn't have to make a choice between church and hockey (or, deal with guilt from making the distinction).
Their solution is a portable, easy to use, online study, with messages taught by Pro NHL players, coaches, and FCA Hockey staff. (Note: FCA Hockey knows this is NOT a substitute for church, but a temporary community for spiritual growth, while on the road.
Those who register will hear messages from: NHL Stanley Cup winner Matt Cullen, Two-time USHL Clark Cup winner Dallas Steward, ECHL Kelly Cup Winner Gary Steffes, NHL Defenseman Jaccob Slavin, and Two-Time U18 World Cup Champion Rocco Grimaldi.
Here's an excerpt from the announcement email, last month:
This twenty-two week journey is built around 5-7 minute messages, that you and your child can watch in the car, or on your way to games or practices. Each week you'll be fed spiritual food while traveling, with a week-specific video and written content that stimulates family dialogue.
Proud to grow the Kingdom of God
The M is Good team and myself are grateful to have had the opportunity of partnering with FCA Hockey to produce, build, and market FCA22.
We really believe FCA22 will change the face of Youth Hockey in America (and the World).
We Need Your Help
I encourage you check out the free study over at FCA22.com. Even if you're not a hockey player, you will find encouragement. Go ahead and sign-up; it's free!
I also ask you to consider sharing this announcement on your social media channels, spreading the word about FCA22.
Thank you for all you do. Let's all make the world a little brighter today.
Dave Jones & The M is Good Team
P.S. / You can see the FCA22 platform and learn more about signing up for free, here: FCA22.com