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Healthy Living

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come. 2 Corinthians 5:17

Through various opportunities, we hope to guide women to a biblical view of health, fitness and well being. Each program, study and event will seek to encourage women to incorporate multiple aspects into daily life, caring for their physical bodies as well as spiritual, mental and emotional health.

The apostle Paul spent much time walking, traveling from town to town to tell the new of Jesus Christ. Sometimes, he stopped and lived for a while. Sometimes, he just visited. This past spring, a group of women took the challenge to walk, run, bike or swim daily for 70 days. They followed the map of Paul’s first missionary journey and together, the whole crew covered over 2000 miles!

Paul’s Second Missionary Journey

Come join us as we take the challenge to walk like Paul. New Testament transportation was primarily walking. From AD 49 to AD 52, Paul travelled close to 2800 miles to share the news of Jesus Christ and plant churches. Most maps show destinations such as Derbe, Lystra, Iconium, Antioch, Philippi, Thessalonica, Berea, Athens, Tarsus, Caesarea, and Jerusalem.

Are you ready to walk 2800 miles by Christmas? Wait. What??? Like Paul, we are taking the challenge to walk, walk and walk some more. Each week, you will receive an email with a verse for the week, encouraging you in your journey and prayer life. Help the team reach the goal of 2800 total miles.

Starting Line
Come to the starting line on
Wednesday, September 3 at 5:30 pm
Meet in Room C4.

You will hear more about the challenge and:

  • Commit to 1, 2 or 3 miles a day for the months of September through December. You can walk, run, bike, swim—you just have to be able to measure it!
  • Meet fellow travelers and join the Facebook encouragement group.
  • If you would like a shirt, we have a few available. $5 each!

Have questions about the challenge? Contact Pat McGinnis at

First Baptist Church of Ocala
2801 SE Maricamp Rd.
Ocala, FL 34471
(352)629-5683 P
(352)629-1934 F