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Here at CBC, we call our men’s community groups “Fight Clubs”. This concept was adopted and adapted from Louie Giglio’s “Fight Club” message series, Passion City Church, Atlanta, GA.
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. “Contend, Lord, with those who contend with me; fight against those who fight against me. Take up shield and armor; arise and come to my aid. Brandish spear and javelin against those who pursue me. Say to me, “I am your salvation.” Psalm 35:1-3
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, we aren’t going to fulfill our God-designed destiny alone. That’s why we are encouraging you to join a Fight Club.
WHAT IS A FIGHT CLUB?
A Fight Club, in simple terms, is a small community of 3-5 men (sometimes more) doing life together who meet together on a consistent basis to encourage one another as we fight in four arenas:
- Our walk with God.
- Our heart and character.
- Our family/future family.
- Our brothers and world.
A Fight Club is a place where friendship, fellowship, and a lot of encouragement will enhance our accountability to Christ and one another and help us stay in pursuit of Jesus Christ. Fight Clubs will be a Word driven God honoring environment where men will develop lifestyles of honesty, vulnerability and transparency. It is here in community with other men that we help each other avoid the pitfalls that can easily send us into isolation. A Fight Club at its heart is not a Bible Study, rather a fellowship around God’s Word that produces Christlikeness. It’s a place where our conversations and actions will be filtered and seen through the Word of God. It’s a group of men that may be in the same season of life, but ideally it’s a diverse group of men in various seasons of life that can share wisdom and encouragement with each other. In the end, it’s a community of men helping each other win the fight.
Your Fight Club might feel “natural,” but in most cases it will feel uncomfortable at first. However, the genuineness of your heart will move it to the “supernatural” at God’s pace. 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. We all need help and to help us grow, we will use video series, devotionals, Bible studies, sermons, or other content.
HOW DO I JOIN THE FIGHT?
If you would like to join a Fight Club, please complete the following online form:
If you would like to start your own fight club, please register below. Before registering, determine the following:
- Who will be in your Fight Club.
- When your Fight Club will meet.
- Where your Fight Club will meet.
- How often your Fight Club will meet.
Once you register your Fight Club, the CBC Men’s Core Team will connect with you to provide assistance and some guidance. Also, a few times a year all the Fight Clubs will gather for a Fight Night. This will be an opportunity to be further equipped and to see how God is at work among us and to be encouraged and re-energized as we contend for what matter most.
Scripture teaches that we have a spiritual enemy who is warring against us in each of these arenas. At CBC, we are confident that Fight Clubs are our best response in this battle.