Reach Forth is Merging With FCA Canada

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Read the statements below:

The Board of Reach Forth (RF) is excited to announce that we have begun the  process of merging RF with the Fellowship of Christian Athletes Canada (FCA  Canada). FCA Canada is part of the global outreach of FCA which operates in over  100 countries and has been in existence for over 60 years. 

FCA Canada, like RF, uses sports in leagues and camps to bring the Gospel to  Children, Youth and Adults alike. FCA has a strong program for training of coaches  to improve not only their ability to share the Gospel with their athletes, but also  to be better coaches in their particular sport. RF will also have access to excellent  devotional material that FCA Canada has developed for their activities. 

The Board of RF sees this merger as not only an opportunity to significantly  improve what we are already doing, but also to grow the Ministry in the Hamilton  /Niagara corridor. Over the next little while, you will see some changes in  branding and logo, but rest assured that the Ministry will not only continue to  operate, but will flourish as we seek to follow God’s leading. 

We look forward with excitement to see what God will do through this new  Ministry in the years ahead. 

Eric Smith 

Chairman, Board of Reach Forth

Dear Friends of FCA Canada, 

Earlier this year, FCA Canada and Reach Forth (RF), located in Hamilton, ON, initiated a  dialogue to determine a way in which both Christian sports ministries could partner  together in sharing the gospel across Ontario and Canada.  

Over the course of many prayers and conversations, leading to a series of meetings  between the board of directors and staff of both ministries, a memorandum of  

understanding (MOU) was signed by both ministries, resulting in an official due diligence  process towards a formal merger of both charities.  

The merger is scheduled for completion on January 1st, 2022. On that date, the two  ministries will officially become FCA Canada with a transition period to phase out the RF  branding. As a result of the merger, some current RF staff and board members are  transitioning to positions within the FCA Canada Team.  

We are extremely thankful to God for His guidance, grace, and wisdom throughout this process. Additionally, we are beyond excited to see what God has in store for us in the  future. May God use this merger of two ministries to make His name known across  Canada with our mission: 

To lead every coach and athlete into a growing relationship with Jesus  

Christ and His church.” 

We ask that you continue to pray for the staff and board members of RF and FCA  Canada throughout this time.  

In Christ, 

Hans Ostrem 

Executive Director & Regional Vice President  

Fellowship of Christian Athletes Canada


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