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Faith and Fitness

“Do you not know your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own” 1 Corinthians 6:19

Are you in shape? Spiritually? Yes? What about physically?

We must not defile the incredible bodies which God has given us by engaging in licentiousness lifestyles; nor desecrate our temples by abuse or neglect.

It is important to take proper physical care of our bodies, just as it is necessary to take proper spiritual care of them. Fitness, exercise and proper nutrition are all important components of taking proper care of our total beings!

With the right apps your mobile phone can become a personal trainer and fitness companion. Here are some of the best fitness apps available:

Cardio Trainer – This well rounded app is focused on running and other cardio activities. Tracks your run and counts your steps. Plus, it has integrated music playback! Works on Android.
Endomondo – Runners, track where you run (with GPS), how long you run, and your personal best times. It’s called a “fitness social network” because it allows you to network with other runners! Works with Android, BlackBerry, and iPhone.
GymGoal ABC – Offers 280 exercises. Animations show how to use gym equipment properly to avoid injuries. Works on iPhone and iPod touch.
GymTechnik – From it’s large library you can create your own exercise routine. Works with BlackBerry, iPhone and Android.
Lose It! – Let’s you create your own weight-loss goals, track calories, and record your meals and workouts. Works with iPhone and iPod touch.

What better time for families to get active and stay connected while building  strong spiritual foundations? 

For more information on fitness and apps see:

Until next time, remember, you can do all things thru Christ Jesus!

God Bless,

Kenneth Lillard

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10 Ways Facebook Can Help Grow A Ministry

Social media is an incredible tool for sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Here are ten (10) ways Facebook can help grow a ministry.

1. Use Facebook’s Fan Page as your church/ministry’s website.

2. Advertise and promote your church’s services, special events and message on Facebook’s Fan Page.

3. Use Facebook to reach the sick and shut in, those without transportation, people working 3rd shifts, and others by linking videos of praise and worship, sermons, etc. on your FB Fan Page.

4. Use Facebook to  recruit volunteers for church ministries and activities. 

5. Use Facebook to receive and answer prayer requests.

6. Use Facebook to communicate with church staff/team members, as well as to gather valuable feedback from staff and members.

7. Click on the “Events” link on Facebook and “Create An Event”. Complete and submit the information form. Invite your Facebook friends/fans.

8. Stay connected with your church’s youth group and other ministries through Facebook updates/ Fan page.

9. Those on your church’s mission trips can use Facebook to remotely post     information and photos of daily activities, accomplishments, and challenges. This enables people back home to “see” what’s going on, and encourages them to support and pray for the missions team.

10. Use Facebook as a fund-raising tool to help meet your church’s financial needs. 

For more ideas and information on how Facebook can help grow your ministry check out the following insightful articles:

Use Facebook Fan Pages For Your Next Website

Facebook – Give Your Church A Facelift

Ten Reasons Your Church Should Be On Facebook

How is your church using Facebook to help strengthen and grow the ministry?

Until next time, remember, you can do all things through Christ Jesus!

God Bless,

Kenneth Lillard


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