Jesus and workouts – a winning combination

By Shanda Gann

Men of Courage leader, Chris Plants, will be leading a Bible Study and workout sessions beginning the first Tuesday in May at the First Baptist Church gym in Minden. Devotionals and workout sessions will be held Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning at 5:30 p.m. and will last approximately one hour.

The sessions will begin with a 15 minute devotional followed by a 45 minute light-to-moderate cardiovascular workout.  

“Everyone is welcome and this workout will be tailored to each person in any physical condition,” Plants said. “Most of all, you will learn more about Jesus.”

This all started 7 or 8 years ago when Chris began working out at Christ Fit gym in Benton. He began hearing the devotionals there and realized God was moving in an atmosphere outside the 4 walls of the church.

“They were giving Jesus out for free and getting their workout at the same time. I started looking for out-of-the-box ministries at this time,” he said.

He feels the workout joined with the Bible study brings a close bond between brothers and sisters in Christ.

Chris gave out 45 Bibles during the St. Jude marathon and will also be set up at Grilling on Main in June to do the same.

If you have any questions about the upcoming Bible study and workout sessions, please contact Chris at 318-382-5123.