SOUTH PLAINS STUDENTS TO HOST FIELDS OF FAITH EVENT, JOINING THOUSANDS OF YOUTH ACROSS AMERICA ON OCTOBER 23RD
(LUBBOCK, TX) - Students from all across the South Plains will be joining thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across the nation on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the eighth annual national Fields of Faith event. Jones AT&T Stadium is the sight for the local event this year. This rapidly-growing, interdenominational outreach is held at more than 450 locations throughout the nation on a Wednesday night in October.
While many Christian rallies are anchored to an entertainer or professional speaker that creates a spectator event, Fields of Faith is structured as a student-to-student ministry. Peers invite their own classmates and teammates to meet on a local athletic field to hear fellow students share their testimonies, challenge them to read the Bible and to come to faith in Jesus Christ.
"As I visit with our coaches and youth ministers across the South Plains, they describe the event as, 'Simply amazing; indescribable,'" states Terry Kinard, South Plains FCA Area Director.
This will be the third Fields of Faith event for the South Plains. Last year, approximately 6,500 area students and supporters attended at Peoples Bank Stadium in Wolfforth. Over 60 area churches were represented and 500 area volunteers.
The national growth of Fields of Faith has been remarkable. Since the beginning of Fields of Faith in 2004, more than 600,000 students have joined in the movement. In 2012 alone, more than 160,000 students gathered on 424 fields across 37 states to participate in the event.