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Kingsway Outreach is a non-profit organization that spreads the word of Jesus Christ to inmates, ex-offenders, and their families. Kingsway offers services and programs throughout the world, but are centrally located in the Shenandoah Valley.
Living Praise Ministries was started by Les and Des Keller in 1986. God has called us to be missionaries in what most of us would consider a foreign land. This is a land with its own system of government, code of justice and indigenous language. This land is inhabited by those who have been branded as worthless, trash, reprobates, unredeemable by civilized society. We assist in encouraging, equipping, and strengthening the core of believers in Federal, State and County Prisons in the United States. As we go, we spread the ministry of reconciliation to the lost and bring the good news that Jesus has set the captive spirit free on either side of the prison bars.
LOOPS (Loved Ones Of PrisonerS), Inc. is a non-denominational, non-profit, religious organization dedicated to the support and restoration of prisoners and their families through the gospel of Jesus Christ. The founders of LOOPS are aware that this mission may be accomplished in various ways with various means. There are other good prison related ministries with which LOOPS cooperates so as to not duplicate another's ministry.
Lutheran Ministry Association is one of three outreach programs of Humanitri, a not-for-profit organization providing social services to under-served people in St. Louis city and county. We provide chaplaincy and supportive services primarily to those in St. Louis City and County Jails and their families.
The fastest growing industry in America today is building prisons and housing inmates, but Mike and DeAnne Barber and their ministry team are seeing first-hand that Jesus Christ is truly making a difference.
Our focus is Spiritual and on the individual looking for help. We freely offer a variety of spiritual reading materials, as well as a year-long Spiritual Recovery Correspondence Course for those in need of a more structured Program. We also offer on-site Spiritual Training Classes for those who are physically incarcerated. We utilize the Bible, the 12-Step Program and A Course in Miracles simply because that is what worked for us!
Attempts to end human rights problems. Rev. Ron Schulte, who heads Inmate Watch USA, is looking for volunteers in every state, especially in the Panama City, FL area.
Naljor Prison Dharma Service is a nonprofit organization founded that provides teachings and resources directly to men and women in prison throughout the United States and to numerous prison outreach organizations.
NewLife Behavior Ministries non-profit, tax-exempt charitable organization founded in Dallas, Texas by Dr. H.M. Motsinger in 1984. NLB has been described as a "curriculum-based" program that is constantly expanding, being updated and translated into more and more languages. The NLB curriculum is often used inside prisons, with family members of offenders, with ex-offenders and with anyone struggling to overcome an addiction. Our curriculum now consists of 13 courses, including a Children's Edition. The courses are not Bible studies but God's Word is seen as the common thread.
The Northwest Dharma Association is a nonsectarian Buddhist organization dedicated to the support of the Northwest Buddhist community. We support the Buddhist community (Buddhist groups, practitioners and all who wish to learn more about the Buddha's teachings) by publishing the Northwest Dharma News, maintaining information about the Buddhist community on this web site and organizing multi-tradition events where people from all traditions can come together in the light of the Buddhadharma.
Here you will find many links to other Christian Web-sites and you will learn more about us and our ministry. On the Prison page you will find a link to our latest edition of
Operation Starting Line (OSL) is a sweeping evangelistic outreach that links the resources of Christian organizations with believers from local churches to saturate America's prisons with the message of Christ's forgiveness and power.
OFPL is a non-profit organization in Oakhurst, NJ whose goal is to achieve reconciliation in the lives of incarcerated men and women.
The Pagan Educational Network is the an American non-profit organization dedicated to educating the public about Paganism and building community. We are a network of members, subscribers, and networking partners, using progressive techniques emphasizing respect, pluralism, human rights, and individualized local action.
A ministry leading inmates to experience the life-changing power of God that will free them from guilt, shame, negative emotions and addictions. This organization works with inmates currently incarcerated and also in helping those being released to reintegrate into the free world.
Pastors to Prisoners is a California non-profit organization providing ongoing financial support to ordained ministers uniquely burdened and willing to work with the incarcerated as full-time volunteer yard pastors under the direction of state chaplains in prison facilities. The goal for inmates is spiritual freedom in prison and success in society.
Most inmates released into our communities are better criminals than they were when they were incarcerated! The prison environment continues the development of the criminal personality. A life-changing experience with JESUS is the answer to crime! Men in prison are impacted by their surroundings. In prison, they live in a world of darkness - and they need the LIGHT to keep them from the darkness. The Philadelphians has been together for 23 years, working full-time jobs, raising kids, and going into prisons on weekends and holidays! They demonstrate the love, mercy and forgiveness of Jesus. It takes commitment and consistency to make a difference in a prisoner's life. This is the reason the Philadelphians has been such an effective ministry for over 23 years. No one can challenge this commitment, which has been given by the same has been given by the same "core" group for 23 years.
I am both blessed and excited to announce that God has called me into the ministry, (1 Cor 1:26,27). The Lord, in his mercy and wisdom, has burdened Piedmont Christian Ministries' hearts for souls and particularly for America's youth, in our churches, on the streets, in the juvenile detention centers and in the jails and prisons (Matt 25:36,40). The decisions we make between the ages of 13 and 23 have the greatest impact on our life. It is our burden to minister to young men and women in this age bracket - either in the correctional facilities, or preferably before they make the mistakes that will make them part of "the system."
Planted Seed Ministry has a membership of 131 inmates, in 9 states, and 26 prisons or jails. It is our hope to expand that number without limits. Please submit the name, identification number, and mailing address for any inmate you'd like to receive an application for enrollment to address on our website.
The mission of PCA is to collaborate with Christian denominations and prison officials so that prison congregations are established in state prisons across America. Currently there are ten prison congregations in eight states... PCA's mission is to have a prison congregation in every state!
Prison Dharma Network (PDN) is a nonsectarian, contemplative support organization for prisoners and prison dharma volunteers. Our mission is to transform lives by providing prisoners with the most effective contemplative tools for self-transformation and rehabilitation.
Prison Fellowship is a nonprofit volunteer-reliant ministry focused on the mission of transformation through the grace and power of Jesus Christ.
Prison Hope is a Bible Correspondence School operated by the North Alabama Prison Ministry, Inc. for Alabama inmates. (We are currently seeking God's guidance on establishing another school in the State of Kentucky.) We welcome all visitors, especially families and friends and those working in prison ministries. Even if you are not in the State of Alabama, please join us for a visit--for our site is designed to share with you our hope...
Prisoners for Christ Outreach Ministries (PFC) is a nondenominational Christian prison ministry based in Woodinville, WA., near Seattle. Prisoners for Christ Outreach Ministries is dedicated to taking the Gospel of Jesus Christ into the jails, prisons, and juvenile centers in the Northwest. We accomplish this task through worship services, Bible studies, special concerts & performances, and one-to-one visitations.
Does your church have an active prison ministry? Would you like to start one? The resources listed at PrisonNet Prison Ministries will help you build an effective ministry that results in changed lives! The materials, contacts, and "lessons learned" listed are things we wish we knew when we started our prison ministry program over 25 years ago. But most of them didn't even exist then ... so we had to invent our program as we went along.
For the past thirteen years the RJMN has provided services of information, education and equipping for people involved in and impacted by crime. Their services include the Restorative Justice News (RJNews), sponsoring conventions and conferences, information websites - www.restorativejusticenews.net, www.rjweek.com, www.restorativejusticenews.net, RJM resource sales, and a Ministry Directory.
The Shambhala Prison Community (SPC) was founded in Colorado in 1996 in consultation with Sakyong Mipham, Rinpoche. We have participated in initiating meditation groups in 16 prisons and jails in the United States and internationally, and provide correspondence with prisoners in many more.
The Swami Sivananda's Prison Project's contribution to the world is to have revived the tradition of the yoga of synthesis, integrating the four main paths of Yoga into a well-balanced Sadhana (spiritual discipline.) The essence of his teachings can be summarized in the aphorism
Specializing In Prison Ministry Services, we offer a Risk Free Letter Writing Ministry To Every Major and Minor Prison In The United States of America. We feature a Variety of Ministry Services Such as Preaching, Visitation, Letter Writing, Bible Studies, Bible School, and Much More.
Songs of Praise Prison Ministry provides concerts to the Texas prison, as well as complete ministry services.
An independent faith mission. SLM is a world-wide, disciple making, church planting, mobilization that uses the medium of Bible lessons for all ages in both printed and electronic format to achieve its goals.
Straight Ahead Ministries is your juvenile justice resource center. We train and equip Christians to lead Bible studies in juvenile facilities as well as provide aftercare modes through our strength-based resources, curriculums, training modules and direct ministry models.
Teen Challenge is a Christian ministry to help people with life-controlling problems such as, but not limited to, alcohol and drug abuse. There is a 70% success rate among those who complete the program (Even then, there is no "magic wand." A continuing walk with Jesus is the key to ongoing personal victory over "the world, the flesh and the devil.") The program is based on Four Basic Principles. Teen Challenge has 174 centers in the United States, as well as 247 centers in 80 other countries around the world.
The Liberation Prison Project is a Tibetan Buddhist organization offering free Buddhist books, prayers and practice booklets, practice items, video and audio tapes of teachings to over 3,500 incarcerated individuals and Buddhist study groups in over 500 prisons in the United States and the world.
Offering prison ministry in the U.K. We believe that the gospel of Jesus Christ is the only thing that can truly change a person's life - prisoner or otherwise. The need is great- there are record numbers of people being committed to prison.
The Orthodox Christian Prison Ministry is here to love prisoners in the name of Jesus Christ, and to help them grow in the ancient faith. We welcome the participation of all Orthodox Christians who have a heart for those men and women who are behind bars. We seek the help of willing prison volunteers, mail correspondents, and prayer petitioners in bringing Christian teaching to those who seek to find comfort and faith in their present circumstances.
The Prison Project is dedicated to making available to incarcerated seekers the teachings, practices and experience of Siddha Yoga meditation, a spiritual path of discipline, of mastering the mind and senses with teachings and practices while emphasizing respect, pluralism, human rights, and individualized local action.
The Saints Prison Ministry seeks to evangelize and disciple inmates through the medium of sports. Since 1987, our athletic teams have ministered in more than 200 different correctional facilities in 16 states, playing over 1,000 basketball and softball games. An estimated 8,000 prisoners have responded to the Gospel during our half-time and post-game presentations. Today we correspond with more than 20,000 inmates across the country and around the world. Approximately 1,800 students are currently enrolled in our Bible Correspondence School.
The Institute is a multi-disciplinary organization comprised of 5 divisions: Forensic Science Associates, Prison Litigation Consulting, Consulting Service for Families, National Medical Examiner Clearinghouse, and Inside-Out Ministries. We review and address forensic science issues, provide a free referral service of forensic experts, attorneys and forensic pathologists. We analyze circumstances surrounding suspicious deaths, prison medical malpractice, neglect, and wrongful death issues. We advocate basic rights for those incarcerated, for those released with medical problems as a result of negligent care, and for the families of those incarcerated that have died while in the care of the correctional healthcare provider and the State Departments of Correction.
The UPMI team distributes Christian literature to prisoners in the U.S. and other countries. We will continue to fulfill our mission to provide prisoners around the world with life-changing materials.
Victory Prison Ministries, Inc. is a non-profit 501-C-3 ministry founded in July 1981. Heb. 11:3 says says "Remember the prisoners as if chained with them-those who are mistreated-since you yourselves are in the body also." Pastors Phil and Rayma Schleppy are dedicated to providing services to prisoners.
We offer, free of charge, Bible correspondence courses to prisoners, that leads to a Bible Diplomas.
The Mission of Vision New England Prison Ministries is to restore the lives of those lost in the criminal justice system through evangelism and disciplining behind and beyond the walls of New England prisons and jails. We will do this by ensuring that the Gospel is preached weekly in every prison and jail in New England and by ensuring that structures are in place to support effective discipleship before and after release.
A group of Christians dedicating our lives to improving the lives of inmates with the help of God and Christ.