Offer friendship and guidance to prisoners and former prisoners who are rebuilding their lives. The resources on this page will help you develop effective mentoring skills. (Please click on the + to view more resources.)
Let these Bible verses provide a solid foundation for your mentoring outreach.
Learn the key qualifications needed to coach current and former prisoners through their life decisions.
How do you want your mentor-mentee relationship to work?
Discover some factors that make mentoring ministry vitally important today.
Help current and former prisoners avoid associating with the old crowd that helped lead them to prison in the first place.
Be alert for these three warning signs your mentee may be straying off course.
Share these encouraging devotionals with prisoners you mentor.
Be prepared to help mentees find healing from the shame of past victimization.
Consider ways to help mentees feel it’s safe to reveal their deepest issues.
Help mentees face the truth about the issues holding them captive.
Use this biblical model for handling problems with your mentee.
Want to help your mentee? Ask more questions!
Find out how to get involved in mentoring prisoners preparing for release.
Consider offering reentry mentoring to help guide newly released prisoners.
Work with other volunteers to provide a supportive atmosphere for recovery.
Specialize in helping former prisoners re-enter the workforce.
A former prison chaplain looks at 10 destructive thinking patterns that prevent a person from becoming a “straight thinker” who accepts responsibility.
A simple yet comprehensive approach to resolving conflict God’s way.
Popular radio host and counselor June Hunt examines 50 of the most common, urgent problems people face.
This discipleship manual addresses every aspect of living a Christian life in prison or in reentry.
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