Life Groups are an essential part of our church, as they provide a place where deeper fellowship and better support for one another can take place. Considering that the early church worshipped in large settings in the synagogues as well as in homes, we unite together similarly in order to be in deeper fellowship with God and one-another. God has reconciled us not only to Himself but also to each other. This "each other" is called His Church. Thus, we intentionally strive toward community through men's/women's groups, home gatherings, and other personal settings.
Fundamentally, ISBC follows Jesus' pattern for making disciples:
Jesus ministered to the crowds
Jesus ministered to the twelve disciples
Jesus ministered to the "three".
POD Squads consist of 3-5 men or women, adult or teen, who have agreed and covenanted together to intentionally meet and go on a discipleship journey.
PODS begin with the end in mind... multiplication.
They meet for a period of 12-18 months, weekly, or every other week depending upon the availability and needs of the group.
At the end of the journey, the POD Squad multiplies by each member launching a new POD Squad and beginning a new journey with their new Squad.
AND LET US CONSIDER HOW WE MAY SPUR ONE ANOTHER ON TOWARD LOVE AND GOOD DEEDS. LET US NOT GIVE UP MEETING TOGETHER, AS SOME ARE IN THE HABIT OF DOING, BUT LET US ENCOURAGE ONE ANOTHER - AND ALL THE MORE AS YOU SEE THE DAY APPROACHING.
Each POD Squad focuses on the study of God's Word and learning what it means to live out the Word in life-on-life community with fellow believers united together on a journey toward Christlikeness.
This PDF file provides greater understanding and definition for PODS.
This PDF provides what a leader needs to know to get a POD Squad started.
This covenant lays out the expectations for the POD Squad and is to be signed by all members.
This document explains the concept behind the F260 plan.
This PDF is a printable document set in landscape mode for easy foldability in your Bible.
All the previously described documents listed above in one downloadable PDF.