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Prison Ministry

WOULD YOU LIKE TO VOLUNTEER WITH THE PRISON MINISTRY?

Please sontact the ministry leader below to show your intererest in changing the lives of those inprisoned.

If you have a passion for sharing the Gospel and serving others, we invite you to consider taking the love and truth of Jesus Christ behind prison walls. Whether your interests lie in prison ministry, preparing bible lessons or assisting others who work within the ministry.  Prison ministry will give you an avenue to reach the sometimes unreachable.  The ministry will partner with you towards making a difference in the lives of prisoners, their families, and their communities. We encourage you to volunteer and prayfully serve those who are imprisoned, embracing Jesus’ call to "remember the prisoner" by becoming a volunteer.

 

Elder: Kevin Walcott - kwalcott@southlakechurchofchrist.com
Deacon: Knox Bates - kbates@southlakechurchofchrist.com

 

God seeks to set prisoners free—not always from their physical prison, but certainly from their imprisonment by sin, ignorance, rebellion, and foolish choices. Jesus identified Himself as the source of this freedom. As this is an important part of God’s work, it is an important part of the Church’s work as well.


“The LORD hears the needy and does not despise his captive people.” Psalm 69:33

Prison Ministry is one of the most forgotten and avoided ministries.  When most people think of prison ministry, they envision confrontation with dangerous people, or walking to the electric chair with a condemned killer. However, it is unlikely that you will actually become involved in either of these, or any similar situation in a lifetime of ministry.
 
As we develop all our ministries we do not want to forget those who are locked behind bars and unable to worship with the outside grouping of Gods people.  Everyone can become involved from your high school group to the senior saints. While some of your people will be involved in actually going and teaching and preaching in jails or prisons, there are many more openings to minister from the outside.
 
The following list will show you some of the many aspects of prison ministry that are available to you as a congregation and as individuals working through the church prison ministry.  Below are areas that we as a ministry can continue to develop and serve the men and women in our jails and prisons in some capacity.
 
IN-PRISON CHURCH SERVICES AND BIBLE STUDIES
FRIENDLY VISITOR PROGRAM
PEN PAL PROGRAM
LITERATURE DISTRIBUTION
JAIL MINISTRY
MINISTRY TO INMATES’ FAMILIES
 
 
If you feel that you can make a difference with these souls who are in need please contact the ministry leaders below to dedicate your contribution to this ministry.