Learn how to share God’s love through in-prison ministries. The stories and resources on this page will show you how to meet prisoners at their greatest point of need – in prison. (Please click on the + to view more resources)
What to expect while visiting a prison, dress codes, and basic “best practices.”
Read about God’s heart toward the prisoner.
Learn which versions of the Bible are best suited for prisoners.
Find out why the relationship you build with a prisoner can have a lasting positive impact.
Discover answers to commonly-asked questions about prison.
Gain insight into the often confusing world of the criminal justice system.
Crack the code of legal jargon.
Understand typical changes prisoners experience as they process their new life as prisoners.
Find out how ministry to women in prison may differ from ministry to men.
Discover why joining an already-established prison ministry team is a great way to get started volunteering.
Prepare yourself spiritually and practically before stepping inside prison.
Explore the exciting challenges of bringing God’s Word to prisoners.
Find out how you can have a huge impact on prisoners, just by striking up a friendly conversation and showing how much you care.
Become a faithful prayer warrior lifting up the needs of prisoners and speaking blessings into their lives.
A former police officer and state prison chaplain explores biblical themes that can promote healing and regeneration among prisoners.
A former inmate provides thorough "inside-out" view of prison life, empowering pastors and lay leaders for effective prison ministry.
Each chapter explores the story of a different person in the Bible who was imprisoned, showing how God has used inmates 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 as well as local partnerships in ministry.
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.
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