Learn how to share God’s love through in-prison ministries. The resources on this page will show you how to meet men and women behind bars at their point of need. (Please click on the + to view more resources.)
What to expect while visiting a prison, including dress codes and basic best practices to make the experience safe and beneficial for you and those you’ll meet.
Read about God's heart for prisoners and His call to remember them.
Which Bible translations are best for prisoners, and how do you get Bibles to them? That's a question often asked by volunteers who want to share God's Word.
Find out why the relationship you build with a prisoner can have a lasting, positive impact on them—and on you.
Discover answers to commonly-asked questions about prison.
Learn how to understand the confusing world of criminal justice.
Crack the code of legal jargon.
Understand what new prisoners experience as they process the changes to their daily lives in a correctional setting.
Find out how ministry to women in prison differs from ministry to men.
Learn practical, meaningful, and easy ways to support prison chaplains, who are on the frontlines...
Bouncing balls and cheering crowds can pave the way for ministry. Young or old, male or...
Help teach prisoners literacy skills so they can increase their opportunities for success and develop a habit of lifelong learning.
Discover why joining an established prison ministry team is a great way to get started volunteering.
What makes prisoners more likely to commit another crime when they get out of prison?
Prepare yourself spiritually and practically before starting to teach inside prison.
Prepare for the exciting challenge of exploring God’s Word with prisoners.
Find out how friendly conversations can have lasting impact.
Become a faithful prayer warrior lifting up the needs of prisoners and speaking blessings into their lives.
Incarcerated Women's Ministry
A former police officer and state prison chaplain explores biblical themes that can promote healing and regeneration among prisoners.
A former prisoner provides a thorough “inside-out” view of prison life, empowering pastors and lay leaders for effective prison ministry.
Each chapter explores the story of a person in the Bible who was imprisoned, showing how God has used people behind bars to advance His kingdom.
A pastor who started five jail churches in Arizona shares what he has learned about ministry to and with the Body of Christ behind bars.
Prison ministry is often best accomplished through community alliances. This book focuses on cross-cultural and local ministry partnerships.
A former victim of violent crime talks about his ministry to convicted felons behind bars.
The story of Karla Faye Tucker and her spiritual journey while serving time on Texas’ death row.
RECENT BLOG POSTS ABOUT IN-PRISON MINISTRY
- Director of cultivation and engagement at Focus on the Family John McKeever shares what he has learned about God’s transforming power while volunteering with Prison Fellowship behind bars.more »
- Martha Ackerman and Stephanie Segel are bringing community and peace to prisons through a restorative art program called Create: New Beginnings.more »
- All it took was having someone there—someone who saw him, not for what he did, but for who he was.more »