Beyond the Battle Leader’s Guide

The Beyond the Battle Leader’s Guide is designed for those who want to lead their own in-person groups in the most effective and fruitful way possible.  Your leader’s guide is a collection of videos, screencasts, and handouts that include:
  • How to recruit guys to your group
  • How and why to use the pre-group intake form
  • A customizable Accountability Card, along with an instructional walk through on how to use it
  • A video tutorial on what to do for your crucial 1st group meeting
  • An exclusive, updated & improved set of group questions for each of your group meetings, along with coaching from Noah on how to use the questions most effectively to get deep responses and keep a good flow in your group
  • A 5-minute teaching video to watch during each of your group meetings, along with commentary from Noah to the group leader on each teaching video
  • How to conclude your group without dropping the baton
  • How to teach your guys how to spend transformative daily time with Jesus
  • 20% off one-time promo code to use at southfrancispress.com.  South Francis Press has paperbacks, e-books, and audio books for sale.  Paperbacks are already discounted for a bulk price of $10, $8, or $6 per book (depending on quantity).  Your Leader Guide promo code will get you an additional 20% for your entire purchase.  This is a one-time use code so plan to make the purchase for your entire group.
  • Entrance into the exclusive Faithlife BTB Leaders group.  This group allows you exclusive access to Noah, as well as a community of other former and current BTB small group leaders to interact with, encourage one another, and get suggestions from.



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$29

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Q: Who is this group for?

A: Every guy. Age range that would best fit is 18+. Guys in their 20s and guys in their 70’s have gotten incredible fruit out of the same group.

Q: Is this a group for men who struggle with porn?

A: Yes!  But it’s not only for them.  So if a man doesn’t struggle with porn, this group is for him too!

Q: Does a guy have to tell his friends he’s in a sex addiction or porn recovery group?

A: No!  This really isn’t one of those groups.  Those groups have their place, but this is truly a group for all guys.  This group and this book are about our identity in Christ, which is something we all need.  And we all just so happen to live in an oversexualized world.  As you see in the image below, this group will teach you how to find your identity in Christ, and then how to apply it as the cure to every aspect of your life within an oversexualized world.  We use the cure of the disease to pick off each individual symptom, which is going to look different in each man’s unique life.

Q: What makes these groups unique?

Men learn to go from “Don’t look!” to “Why would I even want to look?”

Put simply, these groups are consistently effective at getting men to discover the cure to their sexual sin, rather than batting around at the symptoms.  And they are groups you can market to your entire church and men’s ministry without men feeling the stigma that they are signing up for an addiction group.  These are identity in Christ groups for any man living in an oversexualized world.  Read our testimonials for more details.

Q: How does the accountability work?

A: Each guy will get a weekly accountability card that will only been viewed by him and the group leader.  The group sessions focus on discussion about the cure, not about making guys confess their sins from that week.  Guys often will share stuff they’re struggling with, but that’s totally up to them and isn’t asked directly in the group sessions.  The leader will have private email conversations consistently throughout the 7 weeks with each guy that will cover both sexual sin accountability, as well as accountability in reading through the material and spending daily time with the Lord (don’t worry, we talk at length about how to do this effectively in the Leader Guide).

Q: How much time and work is involved?

A: You will read through the Beyond the Battle book throughout the week, 2-3 pages per day. There are no long videos to watch, no long homework assignments to do and no workbooks to fill out. You’ll also be learning to create a daily rhythm of time spent with the Lord each day. Recommended group time is  an hour and a half. We watch a 5 minute video and then work through the small group questions that relate to the previous week’s reading.

Q: Can someone miss a week?

A: You will sign a covenant (agreement) that you will not miss any weeks and will arrive on time, barring any unforeseen emergencies. It’s essential for the trust and community of the group, as well as its effectiveness in your life, that everyone be there for all 7 weeks.

Have more questions? Contact Noah.

Testimonials from Alumni Group Members:

“I am really thrilled with my experience in this group. God used this mightily in my life!”
“The book Beyond the Battle is an amazing book. To go into all the ways it has helped me would take forever.”
“This group renewed my hope, revealed truth, and built Christ focused community.”
“This group renewed my hope in overcoming sexual sin.”
“With a better understanding of what lusting, etc. does to belittle women in general and how our spouses specifically are devastated, the revulsion steers us in a far better direction: towards the love of Jesus for us and for us in Him.”
“The evidence of a changed heart has brought about a massive shift in focus between my wife and I. It is a shift that has opened the door to deeper friendship, increased intimacy, and the affection from her that I have always craved. The change has much to do with my priorities and the fact that I was idolizing both myself and my wife.”
“This group brought me greater peace in being single.”
“As a young adult in a world full of sex and sexuality, it’s a struggle to stay pure in a God-honoring way. It’s too easy to look at a woman’s body or to look at porn on our phones and computers. I’ve struggled with this for years and tried to overcome my addictions by my own efforts, but would find myself falling back into looking at porn (and looking at darker and deeper porn with each failure I might add). Finding this group and going through the book Beyond the Battle has been amazing and has helped me stop the addictive patterns and has given me the tools to overcome my addiction.”
“Participating in this group will be something I will never forget…I am more than satisfied with the outcome and the change that the experience has made in me…I hope and pray that the participants of Noah’s future groups, as well as the groups I will lead, will feel the same.”
“Noah has written the book deliberately demonstrating that simply ‘avoiding’ women or ‘bouncing your eyes’ is not the answer to a man’s habitual lusting.”
“I am really thrilled with my experience in this group. God used this mightily in my life! I am a single man in my late 30s. As a former pornography addict, I have still struggled horribly with mental lust and addictive fantasizing, and have been crying out to Jesus for a deeper level of freedom and transformation, because He wants me to see women as He does and be one whom He can use to set people free from sexual exploitation, addiction and having their lives consumed by meaningless sex. My generation has passed down to today’s kids a culture that teaches them that sex is love, that looking “hot” is all that matters, and that people are objects to be consumed in order to get a temporary “high” feeling. These are lies that destroy lives! It’s not ok! Yet I haven’t been able to get my mind to stop thinking according to objectification and consumption. For that I need Jesus to do a work inside me that I cannot do for myself. I signed up for this online small group hoping it would help. I am so glad I did. Through the reading, devotionals, group meetings, emails with Noah, and the prayers that were prayed for me, Jesus helped me get unstuck from some false beliefs that were keeping me trapped. When I realized that I don’t need a woman to give me comfort and peace and make me ok, because Jesus can (and wants to) give me those things a million times better than any created being ever could, I experienced a freedom and peace like I’ve never known before. Life is so much better when I look to the Creator rather than fellow creatures! He really does have the love that my broken soul needs. The devotionals (mapped out in the book) seemed to be the heart of the experience. Getting before the Lord and asking Him to speak and reveal what I need to know and see. He showed me how He’s been slowing me down, taking the time to be with me, just because He loves me. He truly cares about me, not just about what I do! This stirred up such a hunger to spend more time with Him. There is NO love like His love, and it’s the love I was made for! No wonder nothing else satisfies. And He doesn’t love me according to what I deserve. He died to set me free from what I deserve so I could live in His mercy forever! He is the supreme, holy, glorious, universe-ruling God, and He chose to be merciful to me, forgive me, make me one of His sons and love me as much as He loves Jesus! Wow! Man, if everybody personally knew that kind of love, this would be a different world! Noah Filipiak has a God-given passion to help people get free from addictive, toxic thinking and know the joy of being richly, deeply connected to Jesus, knowing His love in personal, daily experience. I felt Noah’s investment of time and care into my freedom and growth, and it means a lot to me.”



Accounts

Free Trial

INDIVIDUAL LICENSE

$29

ONE TIME FEE

For use by one group leader


UNLIMITED LICENSE

$49

ONE TIME FEE

Can be used with unlimited group leaders

Perfect for churches and schools