The Fellowship of Christian Athletes is touching millions of lives… one heart at a time. Since 1954, the Fellowship of Christian Athletes has been challenging coaches and athletes on the professional, college, high school, junior high and youth levels to use the powerful medium of athletics to impact the world for Jesus Christ. FCA is the largest Christian sports organization in the world. FCA focuses on serving local communities by equipping, empowering and encouraging people to make a difference for Christ.
The FCA Vision
To see the world impacted for Jesus Christ through the influence of coaches and athletes.
The FCA Mission
To present to coaches and athletes, and all whom they influence, the challenge and adventure of receiving Jesus Christ as Savior and Lord, serving Him in their relationships and in the fellowship of the church.
The Four C’s of Ministry:
The Coaches Ministry vision is to redeem sports through transformed coaches. FCA ministers to coaches through Bible studies, prayer support, discipleship and mentoring, resources, outreach events and retreats.
The Campus Ministry is initiated and led by student-athletes and coaches on junior high, high school and college campuses. It has four ministry types: Huddles, Team Bible Studies, Chaplain Programs and Coaches Bible Studies. Additionally, outreach events take place on the campus such as One Way 2 Play — Drug Free programs, school assemblies and the annual Fields of Faith event.
Camps are a time of “inspirations and perspiration” for coaches and athletes to reach their potential by offering comprehensive athletic, spiritual and leadership training. These types of camps are Sports Camp, Leadership Camp, Coaches Camp, Power Camp, Partnership Camp, Team Camp and International Camp.
The “win” of Community Ministry is to see the community reached for Jesus Christ through adult involvement. FCA partners with local churches, businesses, parents and volunteers to invest in coaches and athletes participating in club, recreational and youth sports teams. FCA Teams have also been created to impact the sports community. Other areas of Community Ministry include adult ministries, professional athlete ministries, resources and clinics.
The FCA Values
Our relationships will demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His Word through Integrity, Serving, Teamwork and Excellence.
We will demonstrate Christ-like wholeness, privately, and publicly. (Proverbs 11:3)
First Priority is a group of Christian students reaching other students for Christ.
The meetings cycle through the acronym H-O-P-E. "H" stands for "Help," "O" stands for "Overcome," "S" stands for "Prepare" and "H" stands for "Engage."
We often have speakers and music relating to the Christian walk.
Ms. Suzie Welch is the sponsor of First Priority at OGHS.
What is First Priority?
We are a campus ministry of the local Church reaching out to students of all ages. We exist to encourage, equip, and empower students to reach their campus with the Good News of Jesus Christ.
At First Priority we Believe...
...the Bible to be the infallible Word of God, that it is His holy and inspired Word, and that it is our only source of supreme and final authority.
...in one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
...Jesus Christ was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary. He led a sinless human life, took on Himself all our sins, died on a cross and rose again, and is seated at the right hand of the Father as our mediator and advocate.
...in holy Christian living, and that we must have concern for the hurts and social needs of our fellow men.
...that all mankind everywhere is sinful and hopelessly lost and faces the judgment of God and needs to enter into a redemptive relationship with Jesus Christ through His blood shed on the cross.
...we must dedicate ourselves daily to the service of our Lord and submit to His authority over our lives.
...in using every modern means of communication available to us to spread the Gospel of Jesus Christ throughout the world.
...that Christ rose from the dead, that He will return and establish His eternal kingdom.
Key Club is the oldest and largest service program for high school students. The first Key Club was formed in Sacramento, CA in 1925, but they now exist in almost 5000 high schools all over the world. Key Club is a student-led organization that teaches leadership through serving others. As a member of the Key Club, you will have the opportunity to obtain various scholarships, perform service projects in our community and in our school, and build character and leadership skills in the process.
Some of our activities and projects include:
School Supply Drive
Canned Goods for Edwards Street Fellowship Center
Working in the Warrior Hut
Helping with soccer games concessions
Kiwanis of Hattiesburg Pancake Breakfast
Collecting supplies & donating to the Hub City Humane Society
Members pay $40 to join the OGHS Key Club. The membership includes a T-shirt. Members must fill out an application that includes 2 teacher emails. Members agree to work on various projects and activities that provide service to our local community. Outside service hours do not count towards KEY CLUB service hours. If service obligations are not met, the membership will be revoked.
Key Club will be meeting in Room PAC 112 on the first Thursday of every month, plus other times, when appropriate.
2020-2021 Key Club Donates to the Hub City Humane Society
The Oak Grove chapter of the National Honor Society is centered around Citizenship, Leadership, Service, and Character. Students are eligible to be invited the Spring semester of their Junior year. Juniors who have maintained a 95 overall average will be invited to complete the Candidate Form for selection into the OGHS chapter of NHS during the last nine weeks of their Junior year. Those who qualify must complete an Eligible Candidate Form in order to be formally invited into the chapter. GPA is used only to determine qualification of invitation and does not guarantee acceptance into the chapter. Student Candidate Form information includes leadership positions, service to community, work experience, and awards and recognition. Students who are selected into the chapter are required to choose a personal service project for the school year as well as participate in OGHS NHS sponsored service projects.
WIA is a philanthropic organization that works to make the world a better place one step at a time. We are involved in a variety of activities including the American Cancer Society's Relay for Life, Operation Christmas Child,, LCSD's Breast Cancer Pink Out, canned food drives, and other events. Any OGHS student is welcome to join.
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Text OGHSWIA to 81010
Congratulations to the
President: Raven Harris
Vice President: Kira Murray
Treasurer: Faith Swilley
Photographer: Kari Nickey
At Relay For Life events, communities across the globe come together to honor cancer survivors, remember loved ones lost, and fight back against a disease that has already taken too much. The funds you raise truly make a difference in the fight against cancer- just ask one of the nearly 14 million cancer survivors who will celebrate another birthday this year!
Relay For Life teams camp out overnight and take turns walking or running around a track or path at a local high school, park, or fairground. Events are up to 24 hours long, and because cancer never sleeps, each team is asked to have at least one participant on the track at all times.
Information about the 2017 Relay for Life will be available in the Spring.