In reality, everyone who participated in this 40th FCAP Ski Adventure celebration was a winner of the “gold.” Not only did they enjoy time on the slopes, but they also were richly blessed through the worship, singing, teaching and fellowship that took place throughout the week. The Purple Hulls, Billingsley brothers, and others once again blessed the group with their music. Minds and hearts were renewed and refreshed as Jonathan E. B Scott led them into God’s Word.
Our heartfelt thank you to all who worked hard behind the scenes and during the Ski Adventure to make it all possible … and our thanks to all who came to be a part of this event. May the Lord richly bless each and every one of you.
One highlight from the Ski Adventure week is the race for the medals.
What would you say catches the attention of your coworkers about your faith in the Lord? As Christians we can be tempted to think that when you achieve success (salary and status) by the world’s standard…then you will have credibility to influence them. Well to some extent you may be used to relate to similar people and also attract people who share a common desire to succeed in their professional life. However, God’s way of bringing His influence to the business world can be very different. It actually looks upside down to the world’s method. How? God often uses His people to draw attention to Himself by letting their lives demonstrate a contrast to the status quo of the work culture (1 Corinthians 1:26-31). This is not to say that Christians should act strange or odd, or even preach at people. No, you do this by living as a total Christian there. This is more than integrating your faith in special situations. It is about God’s presence actively working in and through you. It’s about His peace ruling in your hearts (Philippians 4:7) and your life being an expression of gratitude toward God (2 Corinthians 9:10-11), and Who takes pleasure in your work life. Christians are said to be living epistles for others to observe (2 Corinthians 3:2,3). What does your life draw attention to at the workplace? (PMC)
This article was written by Paul M. Curtas, General Director of FCAP.
The proof of our faith becomes evident when things around us at work get out of control, yet our life, actions and responses show that God remains in control (PMC).
Remember … “Even though now for a little while…, you have been distressed by various trials, so that the proof of your faith, being more precious than gold which is perishable, even though tested by fire, may be found to result in praise and glory and honor at the revelation of Jesus Christ (1 Peter 1:6-7).
This thought was written by Paul M.Curtas, General Director of FCAP.
Here are early photos from the 2019 FCAP Ski Adventure. Happy faces!
The FCAP Ski Adventure Planning Team arrived safely at Schladming to welcome the others as they arrived for this 40th Anniversary celebration of the FCAP Austrian Ski Adventure. They were warmly greeted by the Tauernhof staff, our hosts for the week. As he shared these photos, Dale Grimes expressed, “Great to be back home, Tauernhof!”
Recently FCAP General Director Paul Curtas once again had the privilege of presenting material from his book, When God Shows Up at Work. He was with a Business Fellowship group meeting at the ICF church in Zurich. Around 75-80 were in attendance. Paul describes his time as “another incredible reception.”
If you have not yet had opportunity to read Paul’s book, you can obtain a copy of the book through this link: When God Shows Up at Work.