Building the Church inside prison walls

Operation Starting Line®

Join Prison Fellowship and dozens of Christian organizations to bring a simple, life-changing message to prisons across the country: that Jesus came to seek and save the lost.

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We can’t do it alone.

Prisons can be dark places. Just imagine the weight of all that brokenness, despair, and alienation collected between four thick walls. Does the message of Jesus apply here? We believe it does!

In 2001 Prison Fellowship started Operation Starting Line® (OSL), a collaborative network of ministries seeking to evangelize and disciple prisoners and their families.

OSL brings together dozens of Christian organizations to prisons across the country with a simple, life-changing message: that Jesus came to seek and save the lost.

Together, we can scatter the seeds of God’s Word — a critical first step on the road to new life for countless inmates in search of a new beginning! Learn more about OSL

Inside Journal

How do you reach hardened inmates who would never come to a chapel service or a Bible study? With Inside Journal®, a relevant, inspirational newspaper that speaks to inmates about matters close to their hearts in a language they can understand. Every issue of Inside Journal delivers hope, motivation, and practical resources to inmates who want to make a change for the better – and invites them to begin a relationship with God through Jesus Christ.

Your gift of $10 will send Inside Journal to 25 prisoners for a year. Donate now

Bible Studies and Seminars

God’s Word brings light in the darkest places. Thanks to your support, trained Prison Fellowship volunteers facilitate Bible studies and seminars that help inmates make important discoveries that will draw them closer to God and renew their perspective of the world and themselves. As inmates’ minds and hearts are transformed, they become better prepared to share the Gospel with their peers and lead new lives on the outside.

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