Philosophy

PURPOSE
Fellowship Academy's Athletic Department exists to help fulfill the mission of the school ~ to provide the opportunity for every child to have a well-rounded Christian educational experience and build Christian leaders to serve the community.  We acknowledge the following order of priorities in our school: 1) God, 2) family, 3) academics, and 4) athletics.  When this order is followed, it gives student-athletes the opportunity to be balanced spiritually, physically, mentally and emotionally.
 
PHILOSOPHY
Fellowship Academy's Athletic Department seeks to discover and uncover the talents, gifts, and purpose God has given each one of us.  We will work with excellence and meet every challenge with the intensity and commitment that God deserves from his people.  We will strive to pass on the knowledge we have gained to the younger generation and teach them what it means to be a Mustang.  We will:

Do the Work
"Whatever you do, work at it with all your heart, as working for the Lord, not for human masters, since you know that you will receive an inheritance from the Lord as a reward. It is the Lord Christ you are serving." Col 3:23-24

Be a Team Player
"Two are better than one, because they have a good return for their labor: If either of them falls down,  one can help the other up. But pity anyone who falls and has no one to help them up." Ecc 4:9-10
 
"As iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another." Prov 27:17

"Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves. Each
of you should look not only to your own interest, but also to the interests of others." Phillipians 2:3-4

Develop a Relationship with the Lord
"Set your minds on things above, not on earthly things."  Col 3:2

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, the new creation has come: The old has gone, the new is here!" 2 Cor 5:17

Develop the Body
"Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies." 2 Cor 6:19-20

Develop the Mind
"We demolish arguments and every pretension that sets itself up against the knowledge of God, and we take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ." 2Cor 10:5

Serve Others
"Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another." I John 4:11
 
"For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Mat 6:21

"Serve wholeheartedly, as if you were serving the Lord, not people," Eph 6:7
 
GOALS

Excellence ~ Our programs are focused on discipleship that honor God and are well managed and well executed.

Success ~ Reaching maximum potential both individually and as a team.  We will emphasize the individual goal of Academic All-State to all of our students in grades 11 - 12.  Being a great student and a great athlete is a difficult task, an admirable goal and a worthy accomplishment.

Sacrifice ~ Always remember that team comes before individual.  We will strive to mentor and train our teams to be sacrificial in their attitude and actions toward their peers.  

Honor God ~ It is our desire that our athletic community - coaches, players, and parents - participate in such a way that honors God and conveys a positive witness to those around us. We will be modest in victory and gracious in defeat. Winning on the scoreboard should be one of our goals, but losing can many times present beneficial learning opportunities.