Angelina found her voice and her calling when she went to prison. Serving a long sentence, Angelina is helping lead women to walk better lives with Christ.
Even in prison, leadership matters. That's why Willow Creek Church's Global Leadership Summit telecasts to prisons around the country.
Rikers Island is one of the last places you'd expect to hear stories of hope and forgiveness.
What does it take to be a prison warden?
The answer to that question is rapidly shifting.
“Corrections has changed,” explains Warden Chris Hendry, Martin Correctional Institution (Indiantown, Florida). “We’re not ‘prison bosses’ anymore. We’re not in the same environment we used to be.”
At Prison Fellowship, we don’t want to do ministry to prisoners. We want to do ministry with prisoners. That one little word makes a big difference. Prisoners aren’t our projects – they are our partners. As you and I walk with them on the road to restoration, men and women behind bars become leaders of the Church behind the walls … sharing the Gospel and discipling those around them, serving their families, and preparing for a new life back in the community.
For the last 20 years, the Willow Creek Association has presented the Global Leadership Summit, a two-day event that brings together leaders from both the business and church spheres. This year the event was broadcast via satellite to over 300 venues around the world – including three locations not often considered for their leadership potential.
Change is never easy, but it’s the difference between despair and hope for a prisoner’s family. Hear about a young man whose involvement in a Prison Fellowship program made him determined to come home as the father his children need!