What Is An Iron Man Group?

“Iron sharpens iron, so one man sharpens another” Proverbs 27:17

Purpose
To promote Christian growth and maturity by being accountable to other like-minded men in being faithful to daily Bible study, Scripture memorization and prayer.

Structure
  1. 3-5 men agreeing to meet on a weekly basis.
  2. The textbook is the Bible; the Holy Spirit is the instructor.
  3. Simple Leadership - one man taking responsibility for the health of the group, assuring commitment to the “Iron Man Covenant.”
  4. Iron Man Groups (IMG) are composed of men at different levels of spiritual growth. Yet all men are accountable for the same purpose - continued spiritual growth.
Guidelines
  1. Each commits to memorize a portion of Scripture of the Holy Spirit’s leading; the portion of Scripture to be memorized is up to each man.
  2. The Scripture should be identified within 2 days after meeting so there is time to memorize and apply that Scripture.
  3. When meeting, men take turns quoting their Scripture word for word, then share insights that the memorization and meditation process has revealed.
  4. Accountability means:
  5. If no Scripture is memorized, men will attend regardless.
  6. You will inform your group if you cannot attend a meeting (no one should wonder where you are)
  7. Iron Men meet to share failure and victory, not criticize, condemn, or lecture.
  8. Confidentiality must be maintained; this is a closed group of men who will build tremendous trust with each other.
  9. All men will commit to the Iron Man Covenant
Benefits to Accountability
  1. Better fulfill our roles as Christian men
  2. Better fulfill our roles as godly husbands and fathers
  3. Understand the meaning and the need for responsible church membership
  4. Establish deep, effective relationships with other Christian men
  5. Grow the desire to make a lifelong commitment to small group accountability
Starting an Iron Man Group
  1. Start with as few as 2 men but target 3-5. Over 5 becomes difficult to limit the meeting to 1 hour and men can become “anonymous.”
  2. Seek to build the group with men demonstrating a range of spiritual growth; be about “disciple-making.”
  3. Understand and commit to the Iron Man Covenant
  4. Foundational Scripture - there is no right or wrong way to select Scripture since Iron Men are encouraged to allow the Holy Spirit to direct them. However there is high value to use “Foundational Scripture” as a starter.
  5. Psalm 1:1-6
  6. Proverbs - read one chapter in Proverbs daily. You will read through the Proverbs in one month.
  7. Psalms - 5 Psalms per day will cover the Psalms in one month. A guide sheet will show how to rotate through a cross-section of the Psalms (example: Psalm 1, 31, 61, 91, 121. Then Psalm 2, 32, 62, 92, 122, etc)
  8. Gospel of John, I John
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Scripture Memory - August 2011 - Weeks 3 and 4

August Week 3 and 4

14 - Scripture Memory - August 3 and 4
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Scripture Memory - August 2011 - Weeks 1 and 2

August - Week 1 and 2

13 - Scripture Memory - August 1 and 2
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No Memory Verses for July

August - Week 1 and 2

For the month of July, we are taking a break from our church-wide Scripture memory cards. There are two reasons. First, scripture memory is ahead of the sermon series because of special Sundays, such as the Ministry Fair, that were inserted in the preaching schedule. Second, Pastor Kurt will be on vacation for two weeks in July which will put us further behind.

When we begin Scripture memory again in August, the Scripture memory and the preaching will be back in sync.

Did you miss previous Scripture memory cards? Remember they are available at the "Ministry Connections" center.
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Scripture Memory - June 2011 - Weeks 3 and 4

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12 - Scripture Memory - June 3 and 4
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Scripture Memory - June 2011 - Weeks 1 and 2

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11 - Scripture Memory - June 1 and 2
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Scripture Memory - May 2011 - Weeks 1 and 2

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9 - Scripture Memory - May 1 and 2
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Scripture Memory - April 2011 - Weeks 3 and 4

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8 - Scripture Memory - Apr 3 and 4
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How to Memorize Books of the Bible

This is a great resource on how to memorize Scripture!

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An Approach to Extended Memorization of Scripture - Dr. Andrew Davis
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Scripture Memory - April 2011 - Weeks 1 and 2

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7 - Scripture Memory - Apr 1 and 2
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Scripture Memory - March 2011 - Weeks 3 and 4

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6 - Scripture Memory - Mar 3 and 4
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Scripture Memory - March 2011 - Weeks 1 and 2

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5 - Scripture Memory - Mar 1 and 2
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Scripture Memory - February 2011 - Weeks 3 and 4

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4 - Scripture Memory - Feb 3&4
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Scripture Memory - February 2011 - Weeks 1 and 2

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3 - Scrpture Memory - Feb 1&2
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Scripture Memory - January 2011 - Weeks 3 and 4

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2 - Scripture Memory - Jan 3&4
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Scripture Memory - January 2011 - Weeks 1 and 2

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1 - Scripture Memory - Jan 1&2
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