Christian cheerleaders share the Gospel in the U-S and beyond

By April 5, 2005

USA (MNN) — A Georgia-based organization is bringing together cheerleaders who have a passion for Christ and a desire to be servant leaders.

It was nearly 20 years ago when the Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders was formed. John Blake, the ministry’s national event coordinator, says there are many cheerleaders who want to honor God with their talents and gifts. “We want to use cheerleading as a way that we can reach out,” Blake said. “We want to equip them to be servant leaders — to be leaders who lead by example — not in a negative light, but in one that’s positive and uplifting like a cheerleader should be.”

The ministry has chapters and members throughout the U.S. and reaches out to cheerleading clubs as well as to private and public schools. “We see the public schools and the all-star squads as our outreach opportunities, our ministry. We don’t want to be secluded, we don’t want to be in a bubble; we want to reach out and let them know that a Christian organization has excellence as well,” Blake said.

The ministry is sponsoring mission trips to the Czech Republic and Russia this year. The group is also hosting a national competition in Orlando, Fla., in early April.

Fellowship of Christian Cheerleaders
1645 Lakes Parkway, Suite H
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
(800) 825-6953

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