DISCIPLESHIP IN SMALL GOSPEL - CENTERED COMMUNITIES
The basic idea of a Fight Club is that you have a group of two or three same-gender Christians who are committed to growing in Christ in accordance with Scripture. These folks will meet regularly (at least once ever couple of weeks) and study the Bible with a direct focus on sharpening each other and living out God’s Word. There are three rules for Fight Clubs:
- Know your sin (Where are you inclined to sin, what form does that sin take, and what is ultimately the source of that sin?)
- Fight your sin (How do you go about living in obedience/victory/redemption rather than just treating the symptoms of your sin?)
- Trust your Savior (What does the Bible say about you, your sin, and Jesus?)
The format for a Fight Club is “Text-Theology-Life” - in other words, studying God’s word in such a way as to put it directly into our lives. To begin the meeting time there is a focused Bible study (I recommend about a chapter’s worth of reading or less with a few discussion questions) and from that content the group deduces some theological concepts about God, Jesus, and themselves. The group then discusses actionable items to put into their lives before the next meeting or for a longer-term set of goals. From then on, they keep each other accountable to those items and pray for each other throughout the week. The next meeting is another section of Scripture and the same process of gleaning theological understanding that the group can put into their lives.