Fri, Jun 21 | Pocono Mountains

Free & Fit NYC Retreat - A Theology of Sport - By Lincoln Harvey

Our Free & Fit NYC retreat weekend returns! Friday 21st June to Sunday 23rd June! Join us from 7pm on the Friday to Sunday 14:00pm. We will be staying in our familiar countryside surroundings just outside of the city. Check out below for or more details. Email us at freeandfitnyc@gmail.com
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Free & Fit NYC Retreat - A Theology of Sport - By Lincoln Harvey

Time & Location

Jun 21, 2019, 7:00 PM – Jun 23, 2019, 2:00 PM
Pocono Mountains, Pocono Mountains, Pennsylvania, USA

About The Event

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The Free and Fit US Retreat will take place in the Poconos on Friday 21st June to June 23rd. Two core texts have been selected namely the “Spirituality of Sport: Balancing Body and Soul” by Susan Saint Sing (2004) and “A Brief Theology of Sport” by Lincoln Harvey. The talks will also be supported by “Sport and Spirituality” by Parry, J. Robinson, S. Watson, N.J. and Nesti, M. (2007). The theme of the retreats is Sport and Spirituality. The talks, discussions and practices will explore how scripture informs our Sport and Spiritual life. Examples of where faith and fitness meet will be discussed, practiced and experienced through Worship & Workout, Liturgy & Lunges, Plank and Prayers, Run and Meditation, Swim and other combinations where Sport and Scripture meet. The retreat will cost $200 per person and include accommodation for two nights, resources, staff and program for the weekend. Transport will be in addition to this. Discounts and bursaries are available. Sign up - Link in Bio. Love & Blessings F&F Team

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Our Free & Fit NYC retreat weekend returns! Friday 21st June to Sunday 23rd June! Join us from 7pm on the Friday to Sunday 14:00pm. We will be staying in our familiar countryside surroundings just outside of the city. Email us at freeandfitnyc@gmail.com for more details. F&F Team.

US Retreat – A Brief Theology of Sport

About the Contributor(s): Lincoln Harvey is Lecturer in Systematic Theology at St Mellitus College, London.

Sport is extremely popular. This groundbreaking book explains why. It shows that sport has everything to do with our deepest identity. It is where we resonate with the most basic nature of reality. A Brief Theology of Sport sweeps across the fields of church history, philosophy, and Christian doctrine to draw readers into a creative vision of sport. The book begins by examining how the church has historically approached sport before turning to consider sport on the basis of the divine act of creation. In doing so, Harvey is able to distinguish sport from all other human activities by identifying it as a set-aside sphere in which the unnecessary-but-meaningful nature of life is celebrated. Harvey's constructive proposal sheds light on a wide range of issues, inc eluding the role of competition, professionalisation, and celebrity culture in sport today. As such, A Brief Theology of Sport makes a significant contribution to our understanding of the value of sport to human life.

Questions to Consider: Where Faith & Fitness Meet. The Spirit of Sport. Freedom and Fitness.

Reducing Loneliness. Solitude. Stillness. Serenity. Being Alone. Seasons of Change

Outline of Retreat

For the purposes of the weekend the retreat will focus on two retreats in two locations; in the United Kingdom and United States. Two core texts have been selected namely the “Spirituality of Sport: Balancing Body and Soul” by Susan Saint Sing and “A Brief Theology of Sport” by Lincoln Harvey. The talks will also be supported by “Sport and Spirituality” by Parry, J. Robinson, S. Watson, N.J. and Nesti, M. (2007).

Theme of Retreat

The theme of the two retreats is Sport and Spirituality. The talks, discussions and practices will explore how does scripture inform your Sport and Spiritual life. Examples of where faith and fitness meet will be discussed, practiced and experienced through Worship & Workout, Liturgy & Lunges, Plank and Prayers, Run and Meditation, Swim and other combinations where Sport and Scripture meet.

Details of Retreat

Our two retreats are scheduled for, the US, June 21-23 in Toby Hanna at the Poconos and in the UK July 18-20th at the New Wellbury Farmhouse in Hertfordshire.

Timings of Retreat and Logistical Plan

Figure 1.1 - Friday Night Arrival

19:00-20:00 Dinner, welcome and arrival

20:00-21:00 Free and Fit Introduction, first talk on curriculum, history, scripture and discussion

21:00-22:00 Free Time, unpack and hang out

22:00-23:00 Devotion, stretch and scripture reading

23:00 – 00:00 Bedtime and Retire for the evening.

Figure 1.2 Saturday Full Day of Retreat

8:00-9:00 Morning Devotion, Workout and Worship session

9:00-10:00 Breakfast, Coffee and Hang Out

11:00-12:00 – Second Talk on Sport and Spirituality with Scripture and Discussion

12:00-14:00 – Hike with Lunch and Scripture

14:00-17:00 – Free Time

17:00 – 18:00 Third/Fourth Talk on a Theology of Sport/Spirituality of Sport with Discussion

18:00 – 19:00 – Dinner and Hang Out

19:00 – 20:00 – Discussion on Days Activities and Reflections

20:00 – 21:00 Walk, Games and fellowship time

21:00 – 00:00 Free Time

Figure 1.3 Sunday Half Day of Retreat

08:00 – 09:00 Morning Devotion, Psalm, Plank and Prayers

9:00 – 10:00 Breakfast and Hang Out

10:00 – 11:00 Freedom Message, Communion, Prayer and Stretch and Scripture Liturgy

11:00-12:00 Brunch and Pack to leave

12:00-14:00 Depart Retreat Centre

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