FOCUS Group Ministries
Sunday, January 22, 2017

The Exodus Pod... The Exodus Project, which began at Knox County Detention Facility in 2011, quickly became known as the Exodus Pod, and, the God Pod. This faith-based program was the first of its kind to be implemented in the state of Tennessee. Men’s lives are being transformed by the Love of Jesus Christ as they learn just how much our Heavenly Father loves them. Men that are chosen to live and learn together in community in the God Pod spend eight hours a day in a classroom setting taking life skills classes. They are developing a skillset that will help them make better choices when they reenter the Knoxville community. The faith-based classes provide these men the tools they need to find freedom in Christ as they learn to surrender their lives to the will of God.

The Exodus Project was created and implemented in the Knox County Detention Facility by FOCUS Group Ministries. The classes are taught by a committed team of FOCUS volunteers. Men's Classes include:
  • Authentic Manhood
  • Celebrate Recovery
  • Experiencing God
  • Financial Peace
  • Going for the Gold
  • Human Relationships / Communication Skills
  • Inside Out Dads
  • Jobs for Life
  • Men on Mission
  • Music Ministry
  • Purpose Driven Life
  • Romans Bible Study
  • Song of Solomon
  • Winning at Work
The FOCUS Team believes in transformation versus rehabilitation. By Changing FOCUS... Changing Lives, men’s lives are being impacted for the Kingdom. To God be the glory!
The Holy Spirit spoke to the wives of several of the men volunteering with FOCUS and these ladies developed a burning desire to teach the women in the Knox County jail. A team was formed and these ladies began teaching the women at the Knox County jail several years ago. The women inmates were moved to Knox County Detention Facility in 2015 and a FOCUS Team is being mobilized to implement an Exodus Project Pod for the ladies as well. Currently a committed team of women is teaching: 
  • Experiencing God
  • Financial Peace
  • Focus Group
  • Going for the Gold
  • Hannah's Gift
  • Lies Women Believe
  • Song of Solomon
  • Stepping into Freedom
God continues to enlarge the ministry’s territory and additional volunteers and/or financial resources are always needed. Won’t you please prayerfully consider how God might be calling you to serve?
For I am not ashamed of the gospel, because it is the power of God that brings salvation to everyone who believes; first to the Jew, then to the Gentile. Romans 1:16