Prison Fellowship seeks to restore those affected by crime and incarceration by introducing prisoners, victims, and their families to a new hope available through Jesus Christ. They accomplish this by training and inspiring churches and communities – inside and outside of prison .
“We equip wardens, prison staff, and volunteers, including men and women serving time, to create safer, more rehabilitative prisons that prepare prisoners to return to their communities as good neighbors. We advocate for a criminal justice system that upholds restorative values, so that communities are safer, victims are respected, and those who have caused harm are transformed.”
Outside prisons, we collaborate with churches, para-church agencies, and local service providers to support families with loved ones behind bars and people affected by crime.
In the USA alone, over 25,000 prisoners participate in Prison Fellowship classes each month, supported by over 11,000 volunteers across the country. In addition, 330,000 children of incarcerated parents were connected to a church in 2014 to receive the Gospel and a Christmas gift on behalf of their parent.
Source: Prison Fellowship
Bible Study: Luke 11:9-10
PRAISE God for this ministry reaching down into the depths of despair. PRAY God will transform the lives of many inmates and their families.