What Are Pods?
At the last supper (John 13:35), Jesus gave his disciples a new commandment: Love one another. Both then, and in Jesus’ final prayer before his ascension, he made it clear that our love for one another as believers would be the hallmark of authenticity in a hurting and cynical world.
At NBC, we are passionate about encouraging healthy and life-giving relationships within our membership and with our friends in the community. To help us do this well, we are developing a strategy for connecting people and building relationships using PODs.
PODs are gospel-centered friendship groups that are focused on caring for one another, sharing the gospel and encouraging each other in our faith journey. There are several different kinds of PODs you can be a part of. To find out more, click the links below. Please get in touch with us if you would like to get involved.
In a fast-moving world, we can find it increasingly difficult to feel connected with church. This is especially the case when we face health or other issues. Community PODs are set up by the Pastoral Care Team to help us stay in regular contact with our friends and members, communicate needs and prayer requests and to offer friendship and encouragement for everyone involved. We have found that Connect PODs are a great example of ‘body ministry’, where everyone has a genuine and vital role in supporting each other!
At different stages in life, we all face challenges that benefit from the understanding, support and encouragement of friends. These are people who understand from their own experience what we are going through. It might be during early parenthood, a family crisis or living with a health issue. Nurture PODs are provided by the Pastoral Care team as part of a wider strategy to help you grow in your relationship with God and to care for you through the tough times. It’s our prayer that as you are supported by friends in similar situations, you will find that God will use you to encourage and help them, and that you can use what you have learned on the next stage of your journey.
What’s your passion? Running? Good coffee? Discussing Books? Art and Craft? Tapas?
Connect PODs are a great way of making new friends whilst sharing an activity that you enjoy. They are also an authentic way to share your life and faith with those who haven’t yet met Jesus. Enjoy time with like-minded people whilst providing a vital connection from the church to the local community. The opportunities are endless!
Info: Contact Rebekah Harris our Community Worker email@example.com
Refresh Pods are the new prayer triplets at NBC- a tried and tested way of building accountability, support and encouragement with trusted friends who pray together regularly.
If you would like to be part of a Refresh POD, please get in contact with the office staff at NBC.
Info: Contact the office at firstname.lastname@example.org