“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
As men and women created in God’s image, we have the potential to live godly lives of influence for the generations to come. Yet, all of us struggle with pressures and temptations from without and within that can knock us off course and keep us from being the people we were created to be.
We want to make sure we are fighting for the right things. As Scripture encourages, we want to be able to say with the Apostle Paul, “I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
We want to be men and women who contend for what matters most. However, most of us realize that we aren’t going to fulfill our God-designed destiny alone. That’s why we are inviting every man to join a Fight Club, a group of 3-5 individuals of the same gender who meet together on a consistent basis to spur one another on as we fight in four arenas:
1. We want to fight for our walk with God. 2. We want to fight for our heart and character. 3. We want to fight for our family (and future family). 4. We want to fight for our brother or sister.
Scripture teaches that we have a spiritual Enemy who is warring against us in each of these arenas, and we are confident that a Fight Club is our best defense in the battle.
What is a Fight Club?
A Fight Club, in simple terms, is an accountability group of 3-5 individuals of the same gender — a place where friendship and encouragement are met with regular accountability that helps us stay focused on our goals and avoid the pitfalls that can easily sink our hopes. A Fight Club at its heart is not a Bible Study or discipleship group (although you will most likely talk about the Scripture often), but it is a group of people who meet consistently to help each other win the fight.
How do I start a Fight Club?
1. Choose your people.
2. Determine your place + pace. (home, coffee shop, etc.)
3. Determine your day of the week.
4. Show up and commit to being honest and vulnerable.
5. Register your Fight Club below.
What does a Fight Club do when we meet?
Your Fight Club should feel natural, like a bunch of people catching up on life. But, at some point, a Fight Club has to become more than a hang out where we shoot the breeze.
A Fight Club encourages men and women to be honest and vulnerable about the battles they are facing and the real state of their lives. Guiding the conversation are the key accountability questions that are asked of each member.
Every time your Fight Club meets, you will go through a series of questions. These questions will be “the leader” of the group; setting the tone, sparking conversation, and ultimately, growth through honesty. Through these questions, we will all continue to become people who are godly, whole, pure, on mission, and in all areas of our lives, honest.
1. Have you intentionally pursued your relationship with God since we last met? 2. Have you prioritized meeting with Him through the reading of scripture and prayer? 3. Have you developed a consistent rhythm? How have you maintained that rhythm? 4. Have you made a priority to love and lead your family well since last we met? 5. Have you looked at anything or been involved with anyone in a way that would compromise your integrity since we last met? 6. Have you given in to an addictive behavior this week? Explain. 7. Have you lived with a sense of mission, leveraging your life for others since we last met? 8. Have you done your best work, “unto God rather than men?” (Col. 3:23-24). 9. Have you considered the poor in your neighborhood/city? (Prov 29:7). 10. Have you reflected the generous nature of God in your financial dealings this week? Do your weekly transactions reflect a selfish or generous lifestyle? 11. Have you been completely honest about the above questions?
No. Fight Clubs are groups in which men + women mutually contend for one another; the questions are “the leader”.
What if I don’t have an existing group, but want to join a Fight Club?
You can either meet with a Care Leader at your Community Group’s designated Fight Club table or register online at passioncitychurch.com/dc/fightclub and chose the option “Help me find my group!”
How long/often do groups meet?
Groups meet 6 times over the course of three months, with a concrete beginning and end date. They meet every other week (Community Group off weeks). Groups will disband and reform at the beginning of each CG season.
What is the Fight Club meeting structure?
The suggested structure is:
1. Catch up on each other’s weeks.
2. Walk through Fight Club questions and CG devotional curriculum/ Sunday morning SOAP journey.
3. Pray for each other. Although this is what we recommend, we want Fight Clubs to have freedom in creating a structure that works best for the people involved!
Can I change my group?
We encourage you to meet with the same group for one CG season; once the season is over, you will the opportunity to change groups or remain with the same group for another season.
What if I want to register a co-ed Fight Club?
All Fight Clubs will consist of members of the same gender. For questions about Fight clubs consisting of mixed gendered married couples please email [email protected].