began as an idea from two HSU football players has blossomed into a citywide
event. Hardin-Simmons University will be hosting the first ever Fellowship of
Christian Athletes Tri-College Fields of Faith event on Mar. 21 at 7:00 p.m. at
HSU’s Shelton Stadium. Partnering with ACU and McMurry, the event will feature
worship, fellowship, food, and a message from Dr. Kelvin Kelley.
wide receiver for the Cowboys, Devonte Walker, said that he wanted to help plan
this event to reach his fellow students in a unique way.
just felt that since we're an Education Enlightened by Faith that there had to
be something more we could do as a student body to enlighten the faith and
culture around here. Fields of Faith is an incredible experience…and it's going
to bring the student body closer together,” Walker said.
of Faith is an interdenominational student-led gathering which began in 2004. The
first Big Country Fields of Faith was held one year later at Shelton Stadium. This
year, the event is reaching beyond middle and high school students to the college
students of Abilene.
want our Fields of Faith to be about more than food, fun, and fellowship,” said
speaker for the event, Dr. Kelvin Kelley, “We want it to be about faith,
formation, and fruit.”
Associate Professor of Theology at HSU, Dr. Kelley is excited to be a part of
this new campus event.
amazing to know that the first ever college Fields of Faith is occurring on our
campus out of the imagination of our students,” Kelley said. “By partnering
with McMurry and ACU, Hardin-Simmons is living up to its founding to “Bring young men and women to Christ, to teach them of Christ, and to train them for Christ.” That’s part of our
DNA. It’s who we are.”
event will offer chapel credit as another non-traditional chapel event. HSU has
recently begun to offer chapel credit at events like intramural championship
games. Kelley, who spoke at the last intramural chapel, said these kinds of
events show our students that they can embed their faith in anything they do.