Students will be joining thousands of other youth on athletic fields all across America Wednesday night to share their Christian faith with fellow students during the national Fields of Faith event. This rapidly-growing, interdenominational outreach event will be held at more than 400 locations throughout the nation on this same date, officials said.

Fields of Faith will begin at 7 p.m. Wednesday in several area cities:

•Brownwood – Gordon wood Stadium

• Abilene - Shotwell Stadium

• Big Spring - Memorial Stadium

• Graham – Newton Field

• San Angelo – San Angelo Stadium

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 their school’s athletic field to hear fellow students share their testimonies, challenge them to read the Bible and to come to faith in Jesus Christ, according to Steve Keenum, Big Country FCA Area director. “Fields of Faith has become a wonderful event across the Big Country and Concho Valley.”

Last year, more than 12,750 students gathered in these five cities.

The impact of Fields of Faith has been incredible in just these past few years,” said Les Steckel, FCA president and former veteran NFL coach. “It’s all about young people in these communities coming together on their school’s athletic field and challenging each other to go back to the fundamentals of reading God’s Word and coming to faith in Jesus Christ.”

Fields of Faith challenges this generation to be committed to reading the Bible and living a transformed life for Jesus Christ,” said Martin. “It’s students challenging students, peers challenging peers and that’s the heart and soul of Fields of Faith.”

While Fields of Faith has its roots with FCA leadership, the event is designed to include multiple national Christian organizations, local churches and ministries. A local leadership team determines the program of each Fields of Faith event.

More information about Fields of Faith is available at . To learn more about the event in the five local areas contact Lisa Coleman (325-201-2043) in Abilene, Big Spring contact Mark Tissue (432-267-1639), Corbin Young in Brownwood ( 940-389-3210), Jim Guinn (940-550-5970) in Graham and Brett Lang in San Angelo at (940-445-1246.