MGBC will be starting a new chapter of Fight Club in Fall 2015. The kickoff will be held at the Kulp Farm on September 25th from 11:00PM-1:00AM. To learn more about Fight Club, click here to go to the official website. If you are interested and have any questions, please contact Pastor Tim Park at email@example.com.
What is Fight Club?
Fight Club is a 12-week journey where men are required to complete weekly challenges within the context of community and accountability. A 3-strike rule applies to all challenges. These challenges change weekly and cover spiritual, relational, and physical assignments, along with Scripture memory and many opportunities to try something new, sometimes intimidating, sometimes just-for-fun.
As a precursor to any weekly assignments, men who join are asked to sign the Fight Club Creed and commit to living by the Fight Club Guidelines.
AKA camaraderie, is a core ingredient of Fight Club. The idea that “we’re in this together”, that there is a band of brothers supporting one another, is pure adrenaline in the veins of this ministry. In Fight Club, this is experienced in four main ways:
1) Large Group Gatherings
In the 12 week quarter, there will be 3 or 4 large group gatherings consisting of a kickoff, one or two mid-quarter gatherings, and a graduation.
2) Smaller Groups (Squadrons)
A Squadron is a group of 8-12 men with a Squadron leader. This is the forum where breakfast meetings or pick-up games are scheduled, where prayer requests are shared and where assignments are reported on. Leadership flows from the Senior Leader to Squadron leaders, who take responsibility for the health of their group. There is freedom for each squadron to look different, depending on the leader and the personalities comprising it.
3) Online (via Closed Facebook Group)
With the pace of life, it’s hard to make face-to-face meetings happen, but it’s easy to interact online. This is a key component of the community of Fight Club. As members of a closed, invitation-only Facebook Group, Fight Club men share requests, pray for and encourage each other, and keep updated on each other’s lives. Many assignments involve completing a task and posting a photo on the Fight Club Facebook page.
NOTE: This must be a CLOSED GROUP. Without privacy and confidence this will fail.
4) Accountability Groups
At the beginning of the 12 weeks, the first assignment is to form a group of 2 or 3 Fight Club men who will hold each other accountable on matters of purity and integrity and will provide close support within their groups.