Where does serving fit in the world of competitive sports? Team sports and even individual sports require others to help. This is serving as it has been worked out through repetitive drills that no one but God and an athlete sees, through tough decisions in the heat of the final minutes of the game, through the crucible of the highly competitive sports world where being a servant makes you a good teammate, a competitive player, and a model of Christ. Serving is a unique devotional that provides meaningful readings to help athletes and coaches understand how to have the attitude and heart of a servant, to think of others before themselves, even in the heat of competition. Learn from those who have found what true winners know. When they have served others, win or lose, they are modeling the very heart of Christ.
Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has challenged athletes and coaches to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is cultivating Christian principles in communities throughout the world by encouraging, equipping, and empowering others to serve as examples and to make a difference. Reaching over two million people annually on the professional, college, high school, junior high, and youth levels, FCA has grown into one of the largest sports ministries. Through this shared passion for athletics and faith, lives are changed for current and future generations.
Dan Britton serves as the Fellowship of Christian Athletes' executive vice president of international ministry and training at the National Support Center in Kansas City. He has been on FCA staff since 1991. In high school and college, Dan was a standout lacrosse player. He continued his lacrosse career by playing professional indoor lacrosse for four years with the Baltimore Thunder. He has coauthored three books-- One Word That Will Change Your Life, WisdomWalks, and WisdomWalks SPORTS--and he is the author and editor of eleven FCA books. He still plays and coaches lacrosse and enjoys running marathons. He and his wife Dawn reside in Overland Park, Kansas, with their three children.