Fight Club

Fight Club

Posted on July 19, 2017

BY BOB LOY, GRACE ATTENDER

Fight Club is inspired by Nehemiah 4:14: “After I looked things over, I stood up and said to the nobles, the officials and the rest of the people, ‘Don’t be afraid of them. Remember the Lord, who is great and awesome, and fight for your families, your sons and your daughters, your wives and your homes."

Fight Club found me just over two years ago when a group of guys and I were looking for something more… looking for our next step in growing in our relationship with the Lord. After seeing some social media posts from a few friends of mine and doing my own research, I knew this thing called Fight Club was what I needed to do next. It encompassed every area of my life in which I needed to grow and did it in a way that appealed to me. I could tell it was different than the normal, Friday morning Bible study we had been doing for the past 10 years.  

Before I did Fight Club for the first time, I thought I was doing ok. I thought that I knew what it meant to fight for my family. I quickly learned that I had no idea what it really meant to fight. To be able to protect my family in a way that was much deeper than just being able to fend off physical intruders. I realized I need to be able to protect them from emotional, relational and spiritual intruders as well.  

We are now five chapters along, reaching guys looking for more. More camaraderie…More grace…More accountability…More challenge. Guys are tired of sitting through the same discussions with the same men week after week and not getting any better. I was tired of the status quo and needed something more to push me to grow in my relationship with my family and my relationship with Christ.    

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There are several questions I have to ask myself and other men when starting Fight Club:  

  1. What if you are struggling personally, spiritually, with depression, anxiety, addiction… are you prepared to fight for yourself and your family?

  2. What if your marriage or significant relationship is suffering… are you armed and prepared to fight for your marriage? 

  3. What if someone comes to you who wants/needs to know Christ? What if that person doesn’t know the Gospel? Needs Jesus? Are you prepared to fight for that person to know Jesus? Are you prepared to help? 

  4. What if your child or another family member was in trouble? Drowning? Being attacked? Could you help? Are you prepared to fight for your family? 

Fight Club strengthens me in four key areas: Spiritual, Relational, Mental and Physical to ensure that I am more prepared to fight for my family, my son, my daughter, my wife and my home…more than ever before.
 
Fight Club has shown me the type of man I want to be, but at the same time, shown me how far I have to go to get there. 

Want to Join Fight Club?

All you have to do is register here. Then show up for the Kickoff on Friday, August 4 at midnight. Then, we meet the following 10 Mondays at 7:00 p.m. You'll be challenged. You'll be in a community. You'll be a better man at the end...I promise! See you there.