Saturday, March 5, 2011


Below is a link to the Billy Graham Institute for Prison Ministries website*,  a part of Wheaton College.  Their stated mission is: "to be a training and resource center that equips the church for effective ministry to offenders, ex-offenders and their families."

Resources for families, volunteers and anyone affected by incarceration   

"I do not know of any more fertile ground for the gospel in all of the United States than our jails and prisons.  I make that statement unequivocally and without reservation.  If you are looking for a more fruitful harvest field, apart from leaving the country, you will be hard-pressed to find it." 
Lennie Spitale
Those impacted by crime and incarceration (including families, ex-offenders, ministry volunteers and professionals as well as correctional officers) are in need of information, research and resources.

"The quickest way to find out what resources for spiritual counsel is available in the facility where your loved one is housed is by calling the Chaplain or Volunteer Coordinator and asking what local ministries regularly volunteer in the facility.  You may then contact the ministry directly and request that they visit with your loved one.  You might also check the ministry directory to see what national or state-level ministries are available in your area and contact them directly.  Your loved one may also request a visit from the facility chaplain as well."*  < Ministry Directory

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