FOCUS Group Ministries
Thursday, August 21, 2014
On July 11th, 2011 our Heavenly Father, created the Exodus Project at the Knox County Detention Facility off Maloneyville Road in Knoxville, TN. In obedience to the direction of our Lord Jesus Christ as stated in Matthew 25:36, we were blessed to begin this faith-based program that teaches men life skills classes that will help them be successful in their walk. The POD consists of 54 men for a 12 week period of instruction 8 hours per day with evening programs to enhance the students learning.
As the only faith-based pod of its kind in the state of Tennessee, The Exodus Program is one of the programs under the FOCUS Group Ministries umbrella. We have 16 volunteer instructors who come to teach the students in classes such as Authentic Manhood, Inside Out Dads, Going for the Gold, Song of Solomon, Jobs for Life, Financial Peace University, Purpose Driven Life and our topical teen challenge courses. Each class touches on the different aspects of a man’s life and shows him how to walk in a godly manner.
As part of the Exodus Project we maintain classes with female students housed at the Knox County Jail, in downtown Knoxville. These students take classes such as, Going for the Gold, Stepping into Freedom, Free to Grow and they have a FOCUS Group once per week for worship. We have 8 volunteers who come to minister to these ladies each week.
We believe in Transformation not rehabilitation. If you would like more information about the project or getting involved as a volunteer, we’d love to hear at the email link below.
God Bless You,
Jeff Hunter, Director Exodus Project
~ If you have a loved one in the program, would like to help with curriculum costs or just feel led to support this project, click on the donate link below to give any amount that you desire ~