We believe that no life is beyond the reach of God’s power, and we envision a future in which countless prisoners, ex-prisoners, and their families, are redeemed, restored, and reconciled through the love and truth of Jesus Christ.
To that end, we seek to partner with and equip local churches and thousands of trained volunteers to spread the Gospel and nurture disciples behind prison walls, so that men and women become new creations in Christ – not repeat offenders.
Resources for Prison Ministry
Ministering to the incarcerated and their families can sometimes feel like visiting a foreign culture. Whether you are new to prison ministry, or you’re a veteran looking for new perspectives, explore our resources to help you understand the complexities of incarceration – and how it intersects with justice, family relationships, employment, justice, and more.
Prisoner Pen Pals
Provide much-needed encouragement and friendship to an isolated prisoner. You can establish your own pen-pal ministry using our guide, Visit Prison in an Envelope. This simple guide lays out the basic steps for finding a prisoner pen pal, provides practical suggestions on how to get started, and provides other tips for fostering a safe, appropriate relationship based on encouragement and discipleship.
Inside Journal is a four-page newspaper published four times a year – in May, August, November, and February. While subscriptions are not available for individual prisoners (prison facilities sign up and distribute to prisoners), we encourage you to print out a copy of Inside Journal and use it as a source of encouragement, information, and inspiration in your prison ministry.
Through works of grace, acts of justice, and proclaiming truth, Prison Fellowship Ministries is an expression of the church, bringing peace to a broken world.