One in every 136 U. S. residents is imprisoned, according to 2005 statistics.
"As Christians, we are challenged by the grace of God that offers good news to all sinners, and by Jesus' words to forgive, to judge not, and to restore right relationships with other people," writes Heavner in this timely resource.
The Congregational Tool Box for Prison Ministry offers practical guidance in setting up a ministry that can nurture hope, healing, and transformation. The contributors give an overview of criminal justice issues to help prepare you to the harsh realities.You'll find ideas, lists, some background material and applicable ideas for starting and increasing your congregation's ministry in prisons.You may read from start to finish or go directly to a section that relates to your congregation's current exploration.
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