Our Beliefs

Our mission is to restore those affected by crime and incarceration.

Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison

Hebrews 13:3

Prison Fellowship believes that a restorative approach to prisoners, former prisoners, and all those affected by crime and incarceration can make communities safer and healthier. Our ministry is founded on the conviction that all people are created in God's image and that no life is beyond God's reach. As Christians, we believe that Jesus — Himself brought to trial, executed, buried, and brought to life again — offers hope, healing, and a new purpose for each life. He can make even the most broken people and situations whole again. Through an amazing awakening to new hope and life purpose, those who once broke the law are transformed and mobilized to serve their neighbors, replacing the cycle of crime with a cycle of renewal.

WHAT THE BIBLE SAYS ABOUT PRISON MINISTRY


Two other men, both criminals, were also led out with him to be executed. … One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: "Aren't you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!" … But the other criminal rebuked him. "Don't you fear God," he said, "since you are under the same sentence? We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong." Then he said, "Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom." Jesus answered him, "Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise."Luke 23:32-43

"Then the King will say to those on his right, 'Come, you who are blessed by my Father; take your inheritance, the kingdom prepared for you since the creation of the world. For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.' … 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'Matthew 25: 34-40

The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisonersIsaiah 61:1

Let this be written for a future generation, that a people not yet created may praise the LORD: "The LORD looked down from his sanctuary on high, from heaven he viewed the earth, to hear the groans of the prisoners and release those condemned to death." So the name of the LORD will be declared in Zion and his praise in JerusalemPsalm 102:18-21

PRISON FELLOWSHIP'S VALUES

We aspire to uphold the following values in all our interactions with others:

  • Respect the dignity of all people
  • Equip others to greater potential
  • Serve with humility
  • Trust through transparent collaboration
  • Obey God and His Word
  • Rely on prayer
  • Excel in all we do

Read our Statement of Faith