Deep transformation doesn't happen overnight. Prison Fellowship Academy participants develop and practice the biblically based values of Good Citizenship.
Most of the people at the Church of Acts in Oklahoma City are coming from addiction, homelessness, or prison. Read what it’s like inside the self-proclaimed ‘church of liars, dreamers, and misfits,’ and why so many former prisoners are finding a home there.
Each time in prison was supposed to be her last. Jeannie understood why letters and phone calls to her son went unanswered.
For Anh, stepping into a California prison felt like the end of a long, dark road. She was stunned when a stranger told her the meaning of her name—and even more shocked when she discovered the secret to peace behind bars.
Tammy was surprised at the Academy participants’ dedication. “They began to truly care for one another, standing up for each other, encouraging one another. After all the conflict, I was so amazed and relieved.”
Create: New Beginnings is giving prisoners—and Prison Fellowship staff—a chance to experience God’s provision. “The weekend at Shakopee was a success … God was there, and He showed us His presence every minute.”
Raised by a drug dealer, Oscar had a wild childhood on the streets before he was incarcerated. After living under the influence for years, could Oscar become a positive leader in his community?
When people talk about prisoners being responsible, it’s usually in the negative sense of culpability. But in the Prison Fellowship Academy, every participant has positive responsibilities, like fulfilling their program commitments and supporting their Academy classmates. And that changes everything.
Peyton struggled to speak to her dad after went to prison. But the night she returned from camp, she surprised him with a phone call he will never forget.