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October 12, 2015
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Fields of Faith Upcoming Events
2015 09 Gilbert FCA 5

October 13:  Southeast Polk
6:30pm Fellowship & Snacks
                        7:00pm Program
                        Guest Speaker:  Adam Steen,
                        Owner of 25 Connections, Lending                                 Manager, professional speaker    
                        and former pitcher for the Philadelphia                           Phillies

October 14:  Dallas Center/Grimes
        Guest Speaker:  TBD

October 14:  
Ft. Dodge High School
                    7:15pm @ Dodger Stadium
                       Guest Speaker:  Ben Loftis, 
                       Arkansas Razorbacks Strength &                                     Conditioning Coach

October 14:  Gilbert High School
                        Guest Speaker:  Steve Prohm,
                        Head ISU Men's Basketball Coach
                                              (Tailgate party @6:00pm in parking lot. Food will be                                                provided. Please RSVP to

October 19:  Valley H.S. Baseball Stadium
                        Guest Speaker:  Andrew Allen
                        CEO/Youth & Shelter Services & Founder                         of Reggie's Sleepout

Parenting Challenge

His Football Team Kept A Secret From The Coach For Weeks. When He Says THIS… Now We’re Crying Too…


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A Prayer For Parenting By Faith and Grace

By Scotty Smith

Dear heavenly Father, it’s a joy to address you today as the architect and builder of your own house—including the household of faith, and the place and state of our children in your family

As I look back over the years of my pragmatic parenting, I’m saddened, but I am also gladdened, for you’ve always been faithful to your promises—even when I was overbearing and under-believing. Movement from parenting by “grit” to grace—from fear to faith, from stressing to resting, from controlling to trusting, from obsessing to accepting, has been a slow but, liberating journey. I so want the gospel to permeate all of my relationships.

Thank you for already rescuing me from parental “laboring in vain”—assuming a burden you never intended parents to bear. Father, only you can reveal the glory and grace of Jesus to our children. Only you can give anyone a new heart—including our kids.

You’ve called us to parent as an act of worship—to parent “as unto you,” not as a way of saving face, making a name for ourselves, or re-doing our lives through our kids. Oh, the undue pressure our children feel when we parent more out of our threat and pride, than by your love and grace.

Thank you for freeing me from the arrogance of “good parenting” and the fatalism of “bad parenting.” Our “good parenting” moments aren’t the only reason some really good stuff shows up in the lives of our kids; and our “bad parenting” moments don’t negate your sovereignty and limit the reach of your grace. Hallelujah, your name is Redeemer.

Since our children and grandchildren are your inheritance, help us to parent as humble stewards, not as anxious owners—whether they are infants or adults. Show us how to parent, and grandparent, in ways that best reveal the unsearchable riches of Christ.

Convict us quickly, and deeply, when don’t relate to our children “in line with the truth of the gospel” (Gal. 2:14). Grant us quick repentances and observable kindnesses. So very Amen I pray, in Jesus’ faithful and loving name.

Prayer Requests

*Prayer for a mighty movement of the Holy Spirit at each Field of Faith event in our area

*Prayer for new campus huddle groups getting started this fall in places like Des Moines North High School, Denison High School, Woodward-Granger High School and Marshalltown High School.

*Prayer for new Men’s Basketball Coach at Iowa State (Steve Prohm) who has received backlash because of the openness of his faith.  Pray that FCA will be a sense of prayer and encouragement to him as he begins his coaching career at ISU.

*Praise for the FCA huddles pre-game chapel programs, bible studies and coaches huddles that are already producing a multitude of positive reports as reported to our office.


Check out one of these Fields of Faith events at a field near you:

10/13: SE Polk HS
10/14: Dallas Center/Grimes HS
10/14: Gilbert HS
10/14: Ft. Dodge HS
10/19: Valley HS

Want to volunteer?

  • Prayer team
  • Lead a pre-game chapel
  • Lend your talents or spiritual gifts

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