Saturday, December 11, 2010

Starting a Runner's Small Group!

Hello everyone. As you may or may not know, my family and I have been attending Free Chapel in Oakwood for a couple years now. Well, I'm finally getting back into ministry mode after a much too long hiatus.

I have been praying about starting a small group for a while and thought, why not combine to great passions in my life - teaching others about Jesus and running.  So, starting on Saturday, January 8th at 8am (yes, 8AM) I will be leading a new small group for runners.  The first meeting will be at my home and after that we will meet every other Saturday.

My plan is to have a devotional and teaching/discussion time and then go for a run together at local parks or other nice running locations when weather permits.  Beginners all the way to experienced runners are welcome, you don't have to be currently attending Free Chapel, and you don't even have to be a believer.  If you are simply spiritually curious, I would love for you to check it out!  My hope is with folks making New Year's resolutions, or needing some accountability (both physical and spiritual), that this will provide an encouraging and uplifting community of people trying to run life's race with endurance.

So if you are interested, leave a comment on this post or contact me through Facebook or Twitter and I'll get you all the information you need.  Keep in mind that if you attend once, it's NO STRINGS ATTACHED.  If you decide it's not for you after visiting, that's OK!  I'd still love to see you, and I'm praying for you.

God bless!
"Don’t you realize that in a race everyone runs, but only one person gets the prize? So run to win! All athletes are disciplined in their training. They do it to win a prize that will fade away, but we do it for an eternal prize.  So I run with purpose in every step. I am not just shadowboxing.  I discipline my body like an athlete, training it to do what it should."  1 Corinthians 9:24  (NLT)

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