It all begins with a willingness to make a difference.
This willingness is at the heart of who we are. We continually make ourselves available to serve others locally and globally. Long before there was a global vision, there was a willingness to serve a local community; and that is just what we did.
A small group of people sacrificed to turn a piece of land at a church in St. Louis, MO into a soccer field that could be used to make an eternal impact.
That small group of people enlisted coaches who made themselves available to love and serve youth players and their families.
Opportunities arose throughout the city to serve refugees through weekly neighborhood outreach and professional players through chaplaincy meetings. Soon we found ourselves sending players and coaches overseas on missions experiences.Little did we know at that time that what was happening in St. Louis would become a model for transformation in cities everywhere.
All because of a willingness to make a difference.
To see today's players become tomorrow's leaders who serve their city and change the world.
We go into all the world through the game of soccer, because the world is in love with the game. Soccer is a universal language that builds relationships with people regardless of their background, language, religion, gender, or socio-economic status.
The player-coach relationship provides an opportunity to impact more young people in one year than most will in a lifetime. We coach far more than soccer in hopes of raising up and releasing a generation of servant leaders who know who they are and why they exist.
We see a generation walking in integrity who can creatively solve the problems our cities are facing.
Under the direction of our leadership team we are on a mission to be actively developing 10,000 players to become leaders in 10 cities by 2026.
HOW WE DO IT
Impact City FC programs strategically engage professional, youth, and grassroots players in each city.
We place and train chaplains at local professional teams that provide environments for players to be cared for in difficult times, find wisdom for daily life, ask spiritual questions, grow in their faith, and serve the world.