As I was driving to a midnight meeting with over 300 Fight Club men last night, God laid this thought on my heart.... Fight Club is not only a good men's ministry that is building men into stronger Jesus followers but it is changing a culture.
It is shifting the way men and families are running after Jesus. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks. We get to be a part of that shift in raising up the next generation of Jesus followers. I then continued down the road to hang out with these Culture shifters!
We gathered and shared testimonies, played some manly games, and ate some burgers.
We all met to encounter God and to sharpen one another. We looked at the Battle that Gideon led in Judges 7 where 300 men marched around the camp to defeat the Midianites. We lit our torches and brought that story home to our own battles. I was deeply moved as men marched in single file around the camp.
We made our way back to the campsite later to pray and make commitments to Jesus.
This photo captures 300 men standing around the camp. This was an epic moment for us as we stood with our torches held high and yelled a battle cry!
As we stood there we knew it was not another normal Friday night but a visitation by God had taken place on these grounds and in our hearts.
Men supported, prayed, and poured courage into each other ...
The march gave us time to listen to God and let him minister to us.
Every Man knew he was part of something very powerful last night. We left encouraged, strengthened, challenged and motivated to finish what we started.
As I pulled away this morning around 4:30 AM my heart was overflowing with God-sightings and honest testimonies that had taken place; and a deep satisfaction that God was lifted high. It was one of the most epic evenings I have ever had with my Savior and men! The shift has begun and we get to be a small part of it!