I will be at the Big Tent conference in Indianapolis from June 30th-July 2nd. While I’m there, I’ll be working with Ryan Althaus, founder of Team Sweaty Sheep to spread the word about his ministry. You can think of Sweaty Sheep as a New Church Development without walls, a “movement” that gets people moving and playing together in the name of God. Sweaty Sheep originated with an emphasis on providing runners doing weekend races with a chance to encounter God, but I can tell you that as a non-runner, this is not the only thing that Sweaty Sheep does by a long shot! Through Sweaty Sheep, Mid-Kentucky Presbytery has:
- Begun a presbytery-wide kickball league
- Had a Pentecostal, Not-so-hostile water balloon fight and worship service
- Held Bible studies
- Held a 5k/15k outreach race
- Encouraged congregations to get active and get involved with one another through sermons and Bible studies
We’ll be hanging around all over Big Tent, but you can always ask for us at the Evangelism and Church Growth table! We’d love to talk with you about our ministry and how your church or presbytery can worship through play and get active for God!