In this video, Coach T (Rev. Taurus James) explains what Minister Fitness is and the concept of The GYM. (Time: Less than 3 minutes)
VIDEO: WHAT IS MINISTER FITNESS?
What is relative Fitness? Is it for ministers?
Is it for ministers only?
Minister Fitness really is a play on two words - Minister and Fitness.
Minister - many people immediately think position - about a person who is a minister or preacher or Pastor. What I'm saying is ministers help. Minister serve.
And fitness is not just about the gym. Ii's not just about working out.
A lot of times, when you say "Fitness", the picture that people have in mind is somebody running or somebody riding a cycle, or somebody in the gym bodybuilding. These are the pictures people have in mind when it comes to Fitness.
For me, Fitness is just "Are you qualified?", "Are you fit?" And what I mean by qualified...qualified means "Are you meeting the standard for the purpose that you've been designed for?"
Minister = Help
Fitness = "Are you meeting the standard?"
So I'm putting those two words together to say I want to help people in the body of Christ to reach that potential, to where they are qualified, where they are meeting a standard for what they've been designed...meeting that purpose...meeting that standard for that purpose.
Even though we're talking about things like the gym - and I even use that as a framework to discuss all of these things as far as Kingdom Fitness and Minister Fitness - that gym framework is only to give you a picture of what it means to get ready. to build yourself up, to be built up and to walk together doing just that.
recorded/Edited/Posted: November 1, 2016
Submitted By: Taurus M. James
Email Address: email@example.com
Type of Proposed Ministry: Discipleship
What is Minister Fitness?
Minister Fitness is a discipleship ministry that uses the current hot topic of "health and fitness" as a framework to "Reach people for Christ, Teach people in Christ and Mobilize people theough Christ."
I use the "health and fitness" terminology to engage, explain and encourage members of the Body of Christ to examine themselves regarding FITness for the Kingdom of God.
When I talk about "The GYM", I am talking about the "framework" of God You Mission, as the environment that Christ-followers are always in. This is why I continually point out that "You are always in the GYM." The question I present to everyone who visits MinisterFitness.com is, "What are you doing in The GYM?"
In 2016, my prayers to God included:
1. I want to see. I want my eyesight back.
2. I want Your wisdom, like you gave Solomon.
3. I want to be strong in faith, prayer and Kingdom Living.
God gave me an interesting way to see, restoring a great deal of the eyesight I had lost. At the same time, He gave me VISION. Minister Fitness, the Kingdom Fitness Academy, ITNOJ Ministries, TaurusBeats (Music), and my other online ventures are all part of this VISION that I am working to consolidate into Myel Ministries.
Minister Fitness was born from my personal pain - the pain of being declared "unfit for service".
To Advance The Kingdom
To "Reach people for Christ, Teach people in Christ and Mobilize people theough Christ."
What It Means To Be FIT
New International Version (NIV)
62 Jesus replied, “No one who puts a hand to the plow and looks back is fit for service in the kingdom of God.”
The last part of what Jesus sid above is what struck me the most. I had to ask, "Am I fit for service in the kingdom of God?"
I remember being decalred "unfit for service" once before. I was devastated. But God restored me by His grace through faith in Jesus Christ.
God used my pain (of being declared unfit for service) and led me to ways that I can help others get fit and stay fit for service in God's Kingdom.
FIT = Faithful Intentional Teachable
That's the formula God gave me to use to remind myself and help others.
God Makes Us FIT
I have to emphasize that God makes us FIT. He makes us FIT IN The Body FOR service. I'll explain more on this later in other posts. But the important point here is that God makes us FIT through Jesus.
Minister Fitness won't make you fit for service in God's Kingdom. Again, none of this content here at Minister Fitness will make you fit for service in God's Kingdom! Only God makes you fit (and keeps you fit) for service in His kingdom.
So, why even visit Minister Fitness, if it doesn't make you fit?
Minister Fitness can help you "Get FIT and Stay FIT" by helping you understand what God has already don, what He is doing, and what He will do for you to Advance The Kingdom - His Kingdom.