In-Prison Ministry

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)

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Recommended Reading


  • Calling Churches to Prison Ministry

    Does your church have an active ministry focused on prisoners and their families? For most congregations in the United States, the answer to that question is “no.” A new study by LifeWay Research reveals that …more »
  • Rising Up from Prison

    When it comes to helping prisoners transition successfully to life in their communities, some of the most important work occurs well before these men and women ever leave the correctional facility. In the most recent post …more »
  • Spending ‘One Day with God’

    Shirley Beatty is Prison Fellowship’s field director for North Carolina and Southern Virginia. In the following article, she recounts a recent visit to the Mountain View Correctional Institution in Spruce Pine, North Carolina, as part …more »