Fitness and Wellness for the Called Worker

For a Seminary student, each day fills up quickly with class, work, homework, writing, study, seminary fellowship, family time, and more. For a pastor, each day fills up quickly with office hours, Bible study, sermon writing, class preparation, shut-in calls, counseling appointments, family time, and more. Isn’t it true that, whatever stage of ministry or ministry preparation you are in, you lose time for personal fitness?

Our own health and wellness remains an important facet of our lives—and it is a gift from God. Have you ever wondered how to prioritize exercise more in your life? Or if you have already taken that step, have you considered how to get the best out of your routine?

Seminary and Grow in Grace will be hosting a presentation by Mr. Dwight Sandvold, a former WELS teacher and owner of Fitness and Sports Training of Wisconsin (FAST) in our chapel on Wednesday, October 26 at 9:50 a.m. Mr. Sandvold has worked with many called workers on maintaining a healthy exercise regimen in the midst of a busy schedule of ministry. His presentation on Fitness and Wellness for the Called Worker will stress the importance of your body and what proper fitness can mean for you as a servant of Christ.

This presentation is not only for those who are on campus! The whole event will be streamed on the Seminary’s Livestream page. The stream will then be archived and put on the Grow in Grace web site for future use.

It is our hope that you take advantage of the presentation as you are able. You (and your body) will surely benefit! Feel free to contact me at with any questions you may have regarding Mr. Sandvold’s presentation.

In Christ,
Jared Natsis
Grow in Grace Student Assistant

“I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Psalm 139:14