“...to open eyes that are blind,
to free captives from prison and to release
from the dungeon those who sit in darkness.”
The mission of the Jail and Prison Ministry Task force is to promote Christ-centered ministries of prevention, healing and restoration.
The goal of the Prison and Jail Ministry is to bring awareness to our local churches that we are called to forgive and support the men and woman being released from incarceration to come back into a right relationship with Jesus Christ and their community.
" '...for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, I was naked and you gave me clothing, I was sick and you took care of me, I was in prison and you visited me' Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when was it that we saw you hungry and gave you food, or thirsty and gave you something to drink? And when was it that we saw you a stranger and welcomed you, or naked and gave you clothing? And when was it that we saw you sick or in prison and visited you?' And the kind will answer them, 'Truly I tell you, just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me.' "
-Matthew 25:35-40 NRSV
How To Get Involved?
Helping Our Returning Neighbors (HORN)
A pre-release and re-entry program for inmates that empowers men & women whose lives have been impacted by crime with the necessary essentials they need to have a successful transition into law-biding productive citizens
The Oasis at Lowell Correctional Institute
The Oasis offers Spirit-Filled worship and study opportunities to God's children residing at Lowell Correctional Institute - a place that can feel to some like a desert wasteland. Our goal is to create an oasis - a place of refreshing - where the chains of shame, trauma, and hopelessness can be broken by the transforming presence of Jesus
Inside Out Jail Ministries
Inside Out Jail Ministries, Inc. (ISO) is dedicated to assisting incarcerated jail residents transition from jail back into the community