“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” 2 Timothy 4:7
As men 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 men we were created to be.
We believe every man can attain greatness and be known by the six words that God used to define King David’s life – a man after God’s own heart. But we also know it won’t be easy and, in the end, will require a fight.
Fighting is woven into the DNA of men, but 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 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 men 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.
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 men—a place where friendship and encouragement is 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 men who share the same season of life and meet consistently to help each other win the fight.
Your Fight Club should feel natural, like a bunch of guys catching up on life. But, at some point, a Fight Club has to become more than a hang out where we shoot the breeze. Men tend to drift toward isolation and insulation, and it’s in those places that we are most susceptible to defeat.
A Fight Club encourages men 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 every man.
Every time your Fight Club meets, you will go through a series of 5 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 men 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 made a priority to love and lead your family well since we last met? 3. Have you looked at anything or been involved with anyone in a way that would compromise your purity since we last met? 4. Have you been honorable and lived with a sense of mission, leveraging your life for others since we last met? 5. Have you been completely honest about the above questions?
Once you register your Fight Club we will send encouragement to all the guys in your club via email. As well, we will all gather together a few times a year for FIGHT NIGHT. This will be our opportunity to see how God is at work among us and to be encouraged and re-energized as we contend for what matter most.
As the men of Atlanta, 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 men we were created to be.
We believe that men are at thier most likely to live out thier calling as Men After God’s Own Heart when they live in community. FIGHT NIGHT is a gathering of the men of Atlanta where we come together and do just that. FIGHT NIGHT is a place where you and your guys can come and just be yourselves while we gather together to worship Jesus and celebrate the things that make us men.