Fight Club is the on-ramp for connecting men at Turning Point with our MANdate of leading 1,000 men to experience real lasting change. It is about coming together with a strong band of brothers who choose to care about and ﬁght for what matters most. It's a monthly huddle for men to experience brotherhood, to be challenged in our walk with Christ and to encounter redemption. Think locker room meets an AA meeting where there’s inspiration, transparency, trust, support, and life change.
When do we meet?
We meet the second Saturday of each month starting at 8am. Fight Club is paced by three twenty-minute rounds to end by 9am.
- Round 1: breakfast and fellowship around the table.
- Round 2: life challenge through Biblical teaching and testimony.
- Round 3: discussion for getting real around the table.
Fight Club is the ﬁrst step on our seven-step drop for getting men in the pocket for living a changed life in Christ. What’s your next step?
- Be a part of Fight Club.
- Saved and Baptized.
- Planted and Rooted in the Church.
- Energetically Serving My Family.
- Go thru the Men’s Study.
- Lead another Man/Group thru the Men’s Study.
- Attend a Man Camp.
This month’s challenge is the beginning of a series of talks on Men in the Red Zone – Winning Where it Matters Most in Life. Each Fight Club this Fall will be utilizing some known features of a football game to bring out some challenges for men. This month we are dialed into the topic of turnovers. During a game, teams unintentinally turn the ball over to the other team. Most coaches will tell you that winning or losing is often determined by who comes out on top in the turnover battle, because not only does the ball change sides with a turnover…there’s also a shift in momentum.
As men we can make some costly mistakes that creates turnovers. Turnovers can come from a bad decision, a forgotten anniversary, a poor use of money, missing a kid’s game, working too many hours, and neglecting time at home. Sometimes however, we endure the disappointment of turnovers that have been created by others. No matter who or how the turnover is created, it can greatly impact who we are and what we do. As men, it is important that we learn to guard our hearts. Turnover Truth: What happens to me is not as crucial as what happens in me.
Here are a few questions to push deeper into our challenge this Month.
- Coaches often talk about creating turnovers. What are some turnovers that you may have unintentionally created for yourself, family, work, friends, etc.?
- We talked about taking a spiritual step after a turnover. What are some spiritual steps you might consider taking after your current or next turnover?
- Disappointment creates opportunities to play the “blame” game. What is your biggest challenge in taking personal responsibility for your actions that may have caused a turnover? Is it pride? Fear of the consequences? Lack of self-awareness? The need to be right? Insecurity? Something else? Can you talk about what makes you struggle with personal responsibility?
- Jesus talked about going the extra mile in turnover situations (Matthew 5:38-41). As men we have to lead the way. How can you go the extra mile in a current or future turnover?
Call to action:
Is there someone you know who could really benefit from being brought into a brotherhood right now?
- Invite them to next month's Fight Club.
- Pray for them.