Old skool and sucking the marrow out

This weekend I felt like throwing some stuff out. There's nothing like visiting someone older to remind you of all the useless junk one can accumulate in a lifetime, but I digress... So I went through some old Christian stuff I had put in folders. "Back in the day" We ran a ministry training course called "Fightclub" where we trained each other to live and appy the Christian life.

Check out Salt Magazine (in blue) from the year 2000... errgh yuck.

There's probably about a whole ream of paper's worth in the picture I'm throwing out. Some of the topics covered included "Sexual Holiness" "Spong Spotting and Hin Hunting" tonnes of stuff about "Training", a couple of things on "How to apply the Bible". Three lots of stuff on How to write a sermon. Also covered was "The Gentle art of Evangelising Ockers" "Dealing with infertility" (I don't think any of us had kids at the time) and "Branding and the Christian Ethos".

As I trawled through all the paper, there was about 4 folders worth, (I've kept 3) it occurred to me that I've kept more information from "Flightclub" than from any of my uni courses. In fact I probably did more learning and working at church than I did at Uni during this period of my life. I don't regret it for a second. Looking back it's the stuff I learned during "Flightclub" that I value the most and reap the reward from now.

 

4 comments:

Mikey Lynch said... 6/07/2009 2:44 pm  

Ah, Fightclub.

Thanks for sharing the positive benefits mate.

I tend to just dwell on the massive workload and all teh fights that guys would have with their girlfriends/wives, trying to drag them along week after week...

Justin said... 6/08/2009 11:23 pm  

I tend to just dwell on the massive workload and all teh fights that guys would have with their girlfriends/wives, trying to drag them along week after week...

There is a story there that has to be told some day...

Mikey Lynch said... 6/09/2009 6:40 am  

Yes sir there is.

Miranda said... 6/16/2009 8:15 pm  

My memories are all fond (which says a fair bit cause I tend to look back on the past in a negative light), it certainly prepared me for my year at bible college. Such a cool name too "Fightclub".

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