Tri4Him is not one of those "faith-based" organizations that costs nothing, expects nothing, and delivers nothing...all in the name of a good cause, of course. We don't settle for mediocrity in the name of a charity or a cause. We have a clear purpose and calling - The Tri4Him Mission. We're intent on running with endurance the race that He has marked out for us, and we strive to run in such a way as to win.
"Winning" our triathlon race is different for each of us depending on our God-given talents and the time and resources we have available. For some of us, winning means...well winning - standing on the podium after the race. While to others, winning is giving it all they've got to cross the finish line. Winning has a much broader meaning for many Tri4Him members and is more about maintaining a healthy lifestyle or building relationships and camaraderie.
Whether you are brand spankin' new to the sport, looking for support as you figure it all out, or a crusty old Kona qualifier looking to pass on your experience and connect with others, please accept our invitation to glorify Him, strengthen yourself, and invest in others through Tri4Him. We welcome you to the Tri4Him Team!
As each of us are presented with the opportunity to join or participate with a team, club, or other organization, we go through an interesting thought process that can be very revealing about what we value and believe.
To be clear, we are NOT implying that those that don't join Tri4Him somehow are less committed Christ-followers than those that do join. Of course you can honor God without Tri4Him...and without doing triathlons.
We do, however, call attention to the growing spectator mentality within the current Christian culture. More and more, church "members" are coming to watch a show every Sunday morning and be entertained. Then throughout the rest of the week, they blend into the woodwork of society, indistinguishable as a follower of Jesus Christ.
"You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is no longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.
You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven."
- Matthew 5:13-16
No matter what your triathlon team or church affiliation, don't let your faith be marginalized and stuffed in a one-hour-a-week Sunday morning box.
Be bold and courageous in your faith everyday!
With humility and love run your race and let your light shine brightly among men!