Cross and Key Prison Ministries wants to help every congregation in the North Carolina Conference respond to Christ’s call to minister to those in prison. Answering that call can take many different forms since one size does not fit all when it comes to prison ministry. Some churches will want to engage in hands-on ministry in the prisons, jails, and youth correctional centers; other may desire to be prayer partners or pen pals with inmates; other will feel called to engage in advocacy for reform; still others may want to provide support to halfway houses, community-funded chaplains and other community efforts.
There are many ways to respond. The important thing is to respond. To help churches find their point of ministry, Cross and Key Prison Ministries has developed a new toolkit for local churches. This will be available as a download from their website this fall. The toolkit will provide foundations for prison ministry and practical ways to get involved. Reach out to Cross and Key Prison Ministries for ways to become involved.
On August 28, a Special Offering will be received for Cross and Key Prison Ministries in the local churches. Bulletin inserts and a promotional video are available on the Cross and Key Prison Ministries’ website. The need for prison ministry continues to grow. Please help us support this important offering. On behalf of North Carolina’s more than 36,000 inmates and their families, thank you for your support!