Just recently I partnered with Ricky and Amy Van Pay who have launched a program that will help pastors and other leaders get on a path to wellness and physical fitness called Fit Pastors. I am one of the coaches that will be challenging and helping leaders along their wellness path. Here are the top 5 reasons why I am giving of my time, effort and energy to help coach pastors.
1. I’ve been there too
As a former overweight and unhealthy youth pastor and now a busy church planter trying to maintain a healthy lifestyle, I have experienced the emotions and reality that you are facing. It’s my goal to pass on what has helped me lose over 50 pounds and keep them off. I feel called to help motivate you to change and to work through the excuses and the schedules and achieve that fitness goal that you have set. I understand the excuses because I have made them also.
2. Two are better than One
Ecc 4:9 gives several reasons why two are better than one. We are here to be by your side and let you know that you are not alone in this journey. Six years ago I could not do it alone. I had several friends and family cheering me on and picking me up when i would fall. Along with the coaches you will have others going through this process with you. Accountability is a huge deal to me. The enemy tries to isolate us but God has created us to be in relationship.
3. The need is just too great to say NO
As I go to District events and National conferences i see it over and over again. The overall health of ministers and leaders just gets neglected time and time again. As a whole, ministers are in desperate need of healthy living and better food choices and there was just simply nothing out there to help them. Until now! Thats why Fit Pastors exists, to fill that gap and to make a difference in the lives of our co laborers.
4. I realize when you help the leader you are helping many many more
Healthy ministers run healthy ministries! I believe that when we pour into you as a leader we are helping you to have more energy to disciple your congregation and ultimately fulfill the purpose God has created you for. This is so rewarding for me as a coach, knowing that I have the opportunity to help you help others.
5. Pounds equal years
Doctors say that for every 10 pounds you are overweight you can take a year off your life. That is a staggering stat when you realize that most people could stand to lose 20-30 pounds. By helping you achieve this goal we are adding 2-3 years, maybe even more back to your life. Think about that, thats more time with your family, friends and fulfilling the purpose that God has called you to.
I am so excited that you are on this journey and I am honored to be one of your coaches, cheering you on and helping you every step of the way. To read more about my weight loss journey click here.