Fight Clubs of Faith are same-sex groups of 2-4 men or women who meet regularly to focus their hearts on Jesus and to battle together to enjoy the truth of the gospel. They run in addition to and compliment Life Groups (which we encourage church members to prioritise).
Fight Clubs meet either weekly, fortnightly or monthly and last 6-12 months, at which point we hope groups will end and new groups will be formed. Fight Clubs can be natural groups of friends but they are also a great opportunity to get to know new people and help others become more plugged in to our church family.
In these groups we fight the “good fight” (1 Timothy 1:17-18, 6:12; 2 Timothy 4:7); “we fight to believe that Jesus is more precious, satisfying and thrilling than anything else this world has to offer…” (Jonathan Dodson, Fight Clubs of Faith: Gospel-Centred Discipleship). Fight Clubs are meant to help you: 1. Know your sin; 2. Fight your sin; 3. Trust your Saviour (the three ‘rules of Fight Clubs’).
We think this can be achieved by sharing openly, praying together and by discussing either books of the Bible or good books by Christian authors that will help you to engage with and be transformed by gospel truth.
Our hope is that Fight Clubs will be the start of deep, life changing friendships with Christ at the centre.
Fight Clubs can be formed at any time of the year and should be organised by individuals in the church in a natural, organic way.
For suggestions of resources beyond the Bible please see the Resource Guide below.
If you’re new to Fight Clubs we would encourage you to start by working through Tim Keller’s excellent book Counterfeit Gods using the downloadable study guide below.
Want to be in a Fight Club, but not sure who to approach?
If you find yourself in this situation, please talk to your Life Groups or serving/ministry team (e.g. Hosting Team) leader(s). Alternatively, contact the Fight Clubs Co-ordinator, using the form on the right, who will try to help you start/join a Fight Club.