Worship on the run
A new kind of church
Marathon runner Alicia Heyne often meets God out on the trail. As a member of Sweaty Sheep in Louisville, Kentucky, sheâ€™s part of a new brand of church. Instead of putting running in competition with church on Sunday morning, she sees running as a form of church.
â€śMost races are on Sundays,â€ť says 30-year-old Heyne, who is a schoolteacher turned housepainter. â€śYou have to choose whether youâ€™re going to be at church or do a run. I like Sweaty Sheep because I donâ€™t have to choose. Jesus said that when two or more people come together in his name heâ€™ll be there. If youâ€™re in a building or if youâ€™re in a race, it doesnâ€™t matter. It brings people together.â€ť
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