The first of the year is a time when many people make fitness goals. From “get to the gym more” to “train for a half-marathon” to the perennially popular “lose 10 pounds,” resolution makers know they often need the accountability of saying out loud what they intend to do – and they may need some help along the way.
That’s the idea behind The Inspired Faith and Fitness Experience on Saturday, Jan. 9. It’s an online streaming event focusing on faith, prayer, health and fitness as the new year gets underway.
The event will begin with an online session at 9 a.m. that features three keynote speakers: Stephen Kendrick, an ordained minister who has written screenplays and books; Kim Dolan Leto, a fitness expert, speaker and author who encourages women to experience faith-based transformations that affect physical, mental and spiritual wellness; and Cecil Richardson, a retired Air Force major general and former chief of chaplains for the Air Force who is also a Pentecostal minister.
The topics for the morning stream include:
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▪ Faith-inspired transformations vs. failed resolutions and diet dilemmas
▪ Get happy, healthy and fit God’s way
▪ Find lasting motivation
The afternoon will include a series of 12 sessions featuring additional speakers. Topics will range from combining a health journey with faith to learning how to pray to the importance of prayer in the workplace.
Speakers include recording artists, radio show hosts, comedians, authors and chaplains. Many of them bring a personal journey of faith and wellness to the topics they cover.
Since the content is streamed, organizers are offering several different options for viewing. Participants can register as individuals, families or small or large groups. A ticket purchase provides access to the material as well as three e-books that are available for download. Purchasing information is available online at theinspiredevent.com.
One of the sponsors is HIS radio, which has been broadcasting contemporary Christian music for 30 years in the Carolinas and Georgia.
Providence Baptist Church in Raleigh will honor the work of its founding and senior pastor with a special celebration Sunday, Jan. 17.
David Horner delivered his final sermon at Providence in December, 37 years after founding the church. The celebration will honor Horner and his wife, Cathy, for their service.
Church members, attendees and friends of the Horners are welcome to attend the celebration from 6 to 8 p.m.
Providence Baptist was founded Oct. 1, 1978, with 12 families attending the first service. Throughout the years, growth has fueled the church’s move to several different buildings in northwest Raleigh. The current location and site of the celebration is 6339 Glenwood Ave.
Brian Frost has been unanimously approved as the new senior pastor of Providence. The Horners will continue to be members of the church and work on their nonprofit ministry, “Equipped for Life.”
Carla Turchetti compiles Faith in Focus each week. Email her with details of upcoming events at firstname.lastname@example.org.