Personal trainer Matthew Pryor noticed a disconnect between 1 Corinthians 6:19,“Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit,”and how Christians were living this out. So in 2013, he founded Body Tithe University to teach on Biblical-body stewardship.
Body Tithe University (BTU) is built around three core tenants:
EDUCATE: BTU takes principles found in Scripture and applies them to our health and fitness. Furthermore, using blood posts, studies, product reviews, video, and podcasting, we help members better understand the intricacies of the bodies they have been stewarded.
ENGAGE: Using online forums, we walk through books, recent science discoveries, articles, and habit challenges as a group, spurring on one another in Christ. We open up a safe dialogue on issues that are so prevalent in our culture, like pride or gluttony or sloth or idolatry. But as Romans 3:23 says, “for all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God.” BTU is a no-judgement zone.
EDIFY: If BTU helped people get and stay fit, but nothing else, we’d be missing the mark. Fitness for the Christian is about so much more. By keeping our Father, Jesus Christ, and the Holy Spirit at the core of our mission, we can empower Believers for eternity purposes.
BTU is in a unique position to reach the Body of Christ with this simple message: the healthier you are, the more Kingdom work you can do. By keeping the fitness journey intimate, affordable, and focused on Him, Christians can truly experience faith-powered fitness.
I'm so glad you found us. My prayer is that BTU will help you bring glory to God as you bring your fitness into focus. What most people don't realize is that our health is NOT ONLY about us. It permeates everything we do, and thereby affecting our potential to do more. That's why our mission statement at BTU is for you to live more so you can give more... give more to your family, give more to your friends, and give more to your heavenly Father!