Iron Sharpens Iron
Iron Sharpens Iron (ISI) is a community of Christians from all denominations who seek to grow deeper and stronger in their relationships with each other and with God through student-led worship and prayer, accountability and fellowship. A weekly praise and worship service is also accompanied by other ISI activities such as women's and men's Bible studies and various social and fellowship events.
ISI weekly gatherings are held every Thursday night throughout the academic year from 10 to 11:30 p.m. in Coleman-Morse Center First-floor Student Lounge. Students lead praise and worship in music and through Scripture, which leads into a short “talk,” also given by a student who shares how God has been active or convicting in his or her life. After more time for worship, students break into prayer groups, and then head over to LaFortune to wrap up the school week.
Throughout the week, additional groups meet for Bible study and prayer. These groups include Prayer Team, Men of God (MOG) Bible Study, Ladies of the Lord (LOL) Bible Study and Freshman of God (FOG). They hold activities like game nights, ski trips, movie watches and off-campus trips throughout the year.
On the retreat, students leave campus and (usually) schoolwork behind for a weekend to dedicate time to reflect on Christ and our relationships with him, through worship, talks and small group sessions. Digging into the Gospel and its effect on our lives together in such a separate environment allows students to challenge and encourage each other in particular ways, even after returning to campus. In between the serious stuff, students also take part in activities like board games, impromptu karaoke sessions, Frisbee, soccer, etc.
The 2017 Spring Retreat will take place from 4:30 p.m. on Friday, Feb. 3 through 6 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4 at the nearby Sacred Heart Parish Center. Students will walk over as a group from the Coleman-Morse Center to the Parish Center. The cost is $30 per person.
Register for the 2017 Retreat here.