Intentional Warrior: A New Group for Guys
For the last few weeks, Real Life Church has been hosting a men’s group called Intentional Warrior. This group meets Friday or Saturday evenings to collectively tackle some of the issues that men face today and to build relationships with other Christ-following men.
The group has two broad goals: to encourage and hold each other accountable.
They encourage one another to lead Godly lives. By gathering together and participating in community, anyone who attends this group can help each other stay on the path that leads to life: “Enter through the narrow gate; for the gate is wide and the way is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.” (Matthew 7:13-14)
They hold each other accountable. The word “accountability” gets tossed around often, but it describes an important mindset and vital action steps. Within the context of Intentional Warrior, it means to lovingly but firmly nudge a brother who seems to be veering off toward unbelief or disobedience. “See to it brothers, that none of you has a sinful, unbelieving heart that turns away from the living God. But encourage one another daily, as long as it is called Today, so that none of you may be hardened by sin’s deceitfulness.” (Hebrews 3:12-13)
This is a group where brothers can allow themselves to be challenged and held to a higher standard than the world would dictate. This is a group where men can be honest with each other about their struggles and shortfalls. This is a group where guys can pray together and for each other.
This is a group for brothers growing together toward Christlikeness, striving to reach their full potential as men of God.
Intentional Warrior uses a multimedia format, including videos, music, lyrics, excerpts from books, and speakers (testimonies). It also utilizes small groups for discussion in order to deepen the relationships we have with one another. The small table discussions are a great way to go deeper and get to know each other better. Hopefully, the men who participate will form some accountability groups or partnerships to utilize outside of Intentional Warrior, in order to live out the evening’s lessons throughout the rest of the week.
The group will cover different topics each month. For example, the first month covered the Conquer DVD series. The next topic is what it means to be courageous.
Intentional Warrior next meets this Saturday, the 21st, at 7 PM. If you’re a guy, we’d love to see you there! If there’s a friend or family member in your life who could benefit from this group, we strongly encourage you to invite him. There’s power, friendship, and support in community – take advantage of it!