Fellowship of Christian Athletes/ FCA

Summary

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes ("FCA") is touching millions of lives...one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. This organization is a nonprofit. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. It is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).


Contact information

Mailing address:
8701 Leeds Rd.
Kansas City, MO 64129-1680

Website: www.fca.org

Phone: (816) 921-0909

Email: fca@fca.org


Organization details

EIN: 440610626

CEO/President: Mr. Les Steckel

Chairman: Julie Nimmons

Board size: 25

Founder: Mr. Don McClanen

Year founded: 1954

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 08/31

Member of ECFA: Yes

Member of ECFA since: 1987


Purpose

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes ("FCA") is touching millions of lives...one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ. FCA is a nonprofit organization. Contributions to it are fully tax deductible to the extent allowed by law. In addition, it is a member of the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).

The FCA Vision

To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.

The FCA Values

FCA relationships strive to demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His Word through Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence.

    Integrity- FCA will demonstrate Christ-like wholeness, privately and publicly.
    Serving- FCA will model Jesus' example of serving.
    Teamwork- FCA will express their unity in Christ in all their relationships.
    Excellence- FCA will honor and glorify God in all they do.
The Ministries of FCA

The FCA Ministries encourage, equip and empower coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of sports to impact their world for Jesus Christ. The FCA Ministries are: Coaches Ministry, Campus Ministry, Camp Ministry and Community Ministry.

Mission statement

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes' Mission Statement is:

"To Present to coaches and athletes coaches and all whom they influence the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church."


Statement of faith

The Fellowship of Christian Athletes' Statement of Faith is:

We believe the Bible to be the inspired, the only infallible, authoritative Word of God.

We believe that there is only one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe in the deity of Christ, in His virgin birth, in His sinless life, in His miracles, in His vicarious and atoning death through His shed blood, in His bodily resurrection, in His ascension to the right hand of the Father, and in His personal return in power and glory.

We believe that for the salvation of lost and sinful men (women) regeneration by the Holy Spirit is absolutely essential.

We believe in the present ministry of the Holy Spirit, by whose indwelling the Christian is enabled to live a godly life.

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.

We believe in the spiritual unity of believers in our Lord Jesus Christ.

Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Fellowship Evangelism

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating151 of 4238 of 24
Fund acquisition rating218 of 42311 of 24
Resource allocation rating197 of 42310 of 24
Asset utilization rating137 of 42311 of 24

Financial ratios

Funding ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Return on fundraising efforts Return on fundraising efforts =
Fundraising expense /
Total contributions
7%7%7%7%7%7%
Fundraising cost ratio Fundraising cost ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total revenue
6%6%6%6%6%6%
Contributions reliance Contributions reliance =
Total contributions /
Total revenue
95%83%82%81%80%82%
Fundraising expense ratio Fundraising expense ratio =
Fundraising expense /
Total expenses
6%6%6%6%6%6%
Other revenue reliance Other revenue reliance =
Total other revenue /
Total revenue
5%17%18%19%20%18%
 
Operating ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Program expense ratio Program expense ratio =
Program services /
Total expenses
83%83%84%84%84%84%
Spending ratio Spending ratio =
Total expenses /
Total revenue
99%97%95%97%95%97%
Program output ratio Program output ratio =
Program services /
Total revenue
81%81%80%82%80%81%
Savings ratio Savings ratio =
Surplus (deficit) /
Total revenue
1%3%5%3%5%3%
Reserve accumulation rate Reserve accumulation rate =
Surplus (deficit) /
Net assets
3%6%10%6%10%6%
General and admin ratio General and admin ratio =
Management and general expense /
Total expenses
10%11%10%10%10%10%
 
Investing ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Total asset turnover Total asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total assets
1.301.801.771.821.741.73
Degree of long-term investment Degree of long-term investment =
Total assets /
Total current assets
1.543.692.724.871.851.92
Current asset turnover Current asset turnover =
Total expenses /
Total current assets
2.546.634.838.893.223.31
 
Liquidity ratiosMedian measure
for all ministries
in MW database
20172016201520142013
Current ratio Current ratio =
Total current assets /
Total current liabilities
8.964.677.063.948.6110.44
Current liabilities ratio Current liabilities ratio =
Total current liabilities /
Total current assets
0.110.210.140.250.120.10
Liquid reserve level Liquid reserve level =
(Total current assets -
Total current liabilities) /
(Total expenses / 12)
4.071.422.131.013.303.28
 
Solvency ratiosMedian % for
all ministries in
MW database
20172016201520142013
Liabilities ratio Liabilities ratio =
Total liabilities /
Total assets
10%6%5%5%6%5%
Debt ratio Debt ratio =
Debt /
Total assets
0%0%0%0%0%0%
Reserve coverage ratio Reserve coverage ratio =
Net assets /
Total expenses
63%52%54%52%54%55%

Financials

Balance sheet
 
Assets20172016201520142013
Cash$9,148,167$10,797,896$4,256,905$29,123,806$25,083,263
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$410,900$133,493$141,611$146,678$232,964
Short-term investments$8,786,594$11,745,706$6,719,389$0$0
Other current assets$514,482$985,535$797,029$600,080$382,814
Total current assets$18,860,143$23,662,630$11,914,934$29,870,564$25,699,041
Long-term investments$38,203,837$28,429,907$34,185,488$13,768,510$12,035,654
Fixed assets$11,497,900$11,357,523$10,807,177$10,673,007$10,491,061
Other long-term assets$956,281$1,025,759$1,164,405$1,034,405$1,034,405
Total long-term assets$50,658,018$40,813,189$46,157,070$25,475,922$23,561,120
Total assets$69,518,161$64,475,819$58,072,004$55,346,486$49,260,161
 
Liabilities20172016201520142013
Payables and accrued expenses$4,000,239$3,353,859$3,020,965$3,435,739$2,422,453
Other current liabilities$39,984$0$0$35,378$39,679
Total current liabilities$4,040,223$3,353,859$3,020,965$3,471,117$2,462,132
Debt$0$0$0$0$0
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$267,190$0$17,380$17,380$53,308
Total long-term liabilities$267,190$0$17,380$17,380$53,308
Total liabilities$4,307,413$3,353,859$3,038,345$3,488,497$2,515,440
 
Net assets20172016201520142013
Unrestricted$13,231,851$14,063,698$13,692,623$11,919,812$12,303,629
Temporarily restricted$51,728,897$46,808,262$41,091,036$39,688,177$34,191,092
Permanently restricted$250,000$250,000$250,000$250,000$250,000
Net assets$65,210,748$61,121,960$55,033,659$51,857,989$46,744,721
 
Revenues and expenses
 
Revenue20172016201520142013
Total contributions$106,836,283$99,066,187$88,473,128$81,200,848$71,755,700
Program service revenue$15,290,440$14,730,218$14,767,945$13,028,333$11,025,365
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$1,586,969$1,193,139($334,612)$1,774,363$818,364
Other revenue$5,489,375$5,295,991$6,168,440$5,209,842$4,365,735
Total other revenue$22,366,784$21,219,348$20,601,773$20,012,538$16,209,464
Total revenue$129,203,067$120,285,535$109,074,901$101,213,386$87,965,164
 
Expenses20172016201520142013
Program services$104,140,775$96,078,217$89,439,209$80,872,035$71,341,133
Management and general$13,409,609$11,399,055$10,246,183$9,505,704$8,623,510
Fundraising$7,563,895$6,719,962$6,213,839$5,722,379$5,037,936
Total expenses$125,114,279$114,197,234$105,899,231$96,100,118$85,002,579
 
Change in net assets20172016201520142013
Surplus (deficit)$4,088,788$6,088,301$3,175,670$5,113,268$2,962,585
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets$4,088,788$6,088,301$3,175,670$5,113,268$2,962,585

Response from ministry

No response has been provided by this ministry.


History

1954
Don McClanen, Founder, incorporates FCA
Paul Benedum, Branch Rickey raise first year's budget.
Charter members included Otto Graham, Carl Erskine, Donn Moomaw and Rickey.

1956
First National Camp at Estes Park, Colorado. 256 athletes and coaches attend. National headquarters moves from Norman, Oklahoma to Kansas City, Missouri.

1959
First issue published of "The Christian Athlete" magazine.

1964
Adult Chapter program begins
First National Camp at Black Mountain, North Carolina.

1966
Huddle (school-baed club) program established.

1967
National Camps total eight with 4,700 participants.

1968
National Coaches Conferences initiated.

1969
National Camps total 16 with more than 7,000 attendees.
FCA huddles exceed 1,000.

1974
Women's Ministry established.

1977
National Golf Ministry, FCA's first Sports Specific Ministry is launched.
Huddles increase to 2,000.

1978
FCA staff grows to 100.
National Camps total 32.

1979
National Headquarters Building and Chapel dedicated.

1985
4,400 official Huddles and 220 FCA employees in 34 states.

1987
National Camps total 34.
National Coaches Events total 17 with 4,300 coaches and spouses attending.

1989
FCA Memberships reaches 40,000 athletes and coaches, and adults.
FCA staff reaches 275 in 42 states. 100,000 student athletes meeting in Huddles during school year.

1991
"One Way 2 Play - Drug Free!" program is launched.
National Lacrosse Ministry joins Sports Specific Ministry roster.

1993
National Camp attendance exceeds 10,000.
Huddles top 5,000.

1994
FCA celebrates its 40th Anniversary.
FCA staff reaches 320 staff members.

1995
FCA joins the World Wide Web at www.fca.org

1996
FCA releases the "One Way to Play - Drug FREE!" video.
"Reunion Camp" at Estes Park, Colorado celebrates 40th year of FCA Camps.

1997
FCA launches the Global Initiative; takes FCA international.

1998
FCA host its first National Golf Scramble for more than 10,000 golfers.
Skateboarding Camp joins FCA Camp roster.
The Home Office announces plan to double the size of the Home Office campus.

2000
Surfing Camp joins FCA Camp roster. 2003
FCA introduces The Competitor's Creed; launches the TEAM FCA program.
National Baseball Ministry joins Sports Specific Ministry roster.
Motocross Camp joins the FCA Camp roster.

2004
FCA celebrates its 50 Anniversary - '50 Years. One Mission."
National Fitness Ministry joins Sports Specific Ministry roster.

2005
FCA host 139 national camps with a record 27,954 in attendance.
Overall ministry outreach impacts over 1,470,679 people.
Les Steckel named seventh FCA President/CEO.

2006
FCA national camps rises to over 170.
Fields of Faith becomes a national event, with over 50,000 people participating, 4,433 commitments to Christ and 8,019 committing to read their Bible daily.

2007
FCA reaches over two million coaches and athletes through the Four C's. Sharing the Victory radio program debuts on stations across the United States.

2008
First FCA National College Conference takes place at Lookout Mountain, Tenn. Leaders of Excellence program introduced.

2010
FCA restructures into 11 regions, each under the leadership of a regional vice president. FCA headquarters renamed National Support Center.

2011
FCA Camp Ministry exceeds 350 camps and 50,000 campers. FCA exceeds 1,000 staff members for the first time.

2012
FCA launches FCA International Ministry to reach the world through coaches and athletes. Sharing the Victory magazine becomes FCA Magazine.

2013
FCA divides the globe into 12 Super Regions, each aligned with one of the 12 National Regions to aid in FCA International Ministry efforts. FCA Camp attendance eclipses 59,000 at 423 camps around the world and reaches more than 450,000 on more than 9,000 campuses across America.

2014
FCA celebrates its 60th year of ministry and unveils an updated, freshened logo.


Program accomplishments


Needs

FCA is completely faith-fund with over 54% of revenue coming from individuals. Corporations give over 24%, following by foundations, churches and service organizations.

Volunteers: Thousands of community volunteers carry out the vision of our ministry, by supporting the paid staff, taking on roles from campus sponsors to local Leadership Boards. These volunteers make many local outreach events possible, such as golf scrambles, bowl and championships game breakfasts and coaches conventions.