A student-led event gaining traction at schools around the nation is coming to Wilmington on Wednesday as Fields of Faith will bring community members together for an evening of prayer and worship beginning at 6:30 p.m. at Laney High School.
There are more than 400 locations in the United States scheduled to host Fields of Faith gatherings, inviting students to pray for, share with, and challenge their peers to read the Bible and follow Jesus Christ.
“What it does is give young people, as well as adults, a bigger perspective of Fellowship of Christian Athletes (FCA) in the terms of peers, outside of their own environment who are just like them,” said FCA Regional Director Matt Treppel. “That believe in God and Jesus. Love them and are not ashamed of their faith. It encourages them as well as challenges and motivates them to live out what they believe. Just as any movement, numbers bring confidence.”
According to the organization’s website, www.fieldsoffaith.com, the program is offered to give kids a chance to share their faith with their peers, while encouraging youngsters to overcome some of the temptations and pressures faced in the everyday world. The group believes an athletic field provides a neutral rallying point where a community can come together.
“The gathering is also to realize that ‘their’ church or FCA huddle is just one part of a bigger church. Jesus has only one with many members,” Treppel added.
Members of Elevation Worship Team based in Charlotte will be on hand for the gathering along with a student choir. The rain location for the event will be at Northside Baptist Church across from Laney on North College Road in Wilmington.