Mission and Beliefs
Unite and strengthen the fitness community
to live for Christ, share His love and serve the world
How We Do That
Engage by inspiring the fitness community through authentic relationships, social media and competition presence
Equip our community by providing enriching content, “Iron Sharpens Iron” weekend training camps, chapter events in cities around the world, and an “IMPACT” conference for chapter leadership teams.
Expand when our leaders and those whom they influence are becoming mature disciples of Christ, making new disciples, and serving their communities.
Volunteer-led chapters strengthen the fitness community through workouts, prayer, teaching, open discussion, social and service events. People of all beliefs are encouraged to attend. This is the heart of FAITH RXD.
Each ”Iron Sharpens Iron” weekend event allows participants to grow physically and spiritually as they train with our world-class coaches and connect with fellow athletes, coaches and box owners. They learn how faith can bring renewed purpose to their athletic performance, profession and relationships, and steer them in the direction God desires for their life.
Apply goal setting, strength, determination and teamwork inspired by the example and admonition of Christ and refined by the challenge of functional fitness to serve a world in need. Our staff will work closely with Chapter leaders to create local and international opportunities for sustained, life-giving impact. Partnerships with other successful nonprofit service organizations may include Habitat for Humanity, Shield of Faith Missions, Living Water, Special Olympics, e3 Partners, and local churches. We base our work in this area on Christ’s admonition to serve him by loving and serving our neighbor (Matthew 22:29 and 25:35-40).
Leaders may pray with receptive competitors, host a devotion, and/or staff a booth for athletes and fans to become familiar with the opportunities provided by FAITH RXD. Branded gear helps promote and fund our mission. National staff oversee coordination of primary events like the CrossFit Games, Regionals and Wodapalooza, while local chapters support local competitions.
VALUES AND BELIEFS
Our relationships will demonstrate steadfast commitment to Jesus Christ and His Word through:
Integrity: We will demonstrate Christ-like wholeness, privately, and publicly. (Proverbs 11:3)
Unity: We will express our unity in Christ in all our relationships. (Philippians 2:1-4)
Service: We will model Jesus’ example of serving. (John 13:1-17)
Excellence: We will honor and glorify God in all we do. (Colossians 3:23-24)
The Bible: The scriptures of the Old & New Testament as being verbally inspired by God and inerrant and infallible in the original writings, and that they are of supreme and final authority. 2 Timothy 3:16, 17; 2 Peter 1:20,21; Matthew 5:18; John 16:12,13
The Godhead: We believe in one Triune God, eternally existing in three persons–Father, Son, and Holy Spirit, co-eternal in being, co-eternal in nature, co-equal in power and glory, having the same attributes and perfections. Deuteronomy 6:4; 2 Corinthians 13:14.
The Person and Work of Jesus Christ: That Jesus Christ was begotten by God, conceived by the Holy Spirit and born to the virgin Mary. That the Lord Jesus Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures as a representative and substitutionary sacrifice, and that all who believe in Him are justified on the basis of His shed blood. In the resurrection of the crucified body of our Lord, His ascension into heaven and His present life there as High Priest and Advocate for us. That all who receive by faith the Lord Jesus Christ are born again by the Holy Spirit and thereby become children of God and heirs of eternal life. John 1:1,2,14; Luke 1:35; Romans 3:24; 1 Peter 2:24; Ephesians 1:7; 1 Peter 1:3-5; Acts 1:9, 10; Hebrews 7:25, Hebrews 9:24; Romans 8:34; 1 John 2:1-2
The Second Coming of Christ: We believe in the blessed hope, which is the personal, visible and imminent return of our Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.
The Holy Spirit: That the Holy Spirit is the third person of the Trinity, who convicts the world of sin, righteousness and judgment. He is the life of the believer and He empowers the preaching and teaching of the Gospel. John 16:8-11; 2 Corinthians 3:6; 1 Corinthians 12:12-14; Romans 8:9; Ephesians 5:18
Mankind: That mankind was created in the image of God, sinned, and thereby incurred not only physical death, but spiritual death, which is separation from God, and that human beings are born with a sinful nature. Romans 3:23; Romans 5:12
The Church: Of whose mission it is to preach the Scriptures to all the world, all of its endeavors being guided by multiple leadership and supported by the wise stewardship of God’s people.