How to use Physical Exercise for Small Group Bible Study & Christian Fellowship: 1 Goal, 2 Tools, and 3 Questions in 4 Venues

fitness-1677212_960_720What if we could strengthen our physical, relational, and spiritual fitness in Christ simultaneously and realistically in groups of very different abilities?  In this video, I will show how we can do exactly that, even with some who would be hundreds of miles away.

After the video, please refer to my additional notes on safety and the PDF with suggested Scriptures on the 24 principles of W.A.I.T. Training.

 

I covered physical safety in the video above, but one thing I neglected to mention:  always exercise with others around who can help you or who can at least call for help if necessary.  So ensure that at least one of you has a cellphone with good reception and a charged battery.  The venues described in the video are simple and easily modified to fit any ability level, but accidents can still happen.

Regarding spiritual safety, we must also guard against temptations within us and around us.  For example, if we wrongly focus too much on physical fitness, we could start from a foundation of inner fear of “I’m too fat” (or skinny) or pride that “I’m great, but I’m here to become awesome!”  And if we’re not intentional, we could also invite a foundation of outward lust. Even mature believers like Job recognized the reality of visual temptations (Job 31:1).  So if your group has males and females exercising in the same place, I recommend that no one wears cologne or perfume, and all wear loose-fitting clothes that cover the arms, neckline, waist, and legs of both genders.  But the clothing should also breathe.  Heavy and non-porous clothing hold heat and, therefore, will raise heartrates.  If our physical intensity is too much we won’t be able to have meaningful conversations.  Talk among your group to agree on what’s honorable and helpful in the Body of Christ.

And I named only four venues.  But, of course, you could use “W.A.I.T. Training” in even more ways:  spin bike classes that uses the dozens of Christian music videos linked below, a yoga group that fills their minds with Scripture by mediating on the 24 images of spiritual fitness instead of emptying the mind (like some eastern religions and worldly philosophies), a traditional class discussion (with no exercise) using the free book, “W.A.I.T. Training”, and more.

The program is designed for broad use through through a variety of supports:  training videos, devotional thoughts, Christian music videos8×10 color posters, free t-shirt designs, and more can be used for your personal devotions or small group Bible studies.  The downloadable PDF below suggests Scriptures on all 24 principles of W.A.I.T. Training by truths, commands, and promises (TPCs).

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