Our weekly blog is looking at the different ways you and your church can benefit from being involved with prison ministry.
The growth of the local church is built on the personal spiritual growth of its members. Prison ministry offers unique, vital opportunities for personal spiritual growth because volunteers get personally involved, even immersed, in the gospel basics: witnessing, Bible teaching, counseling, worship, and encouragement. And when church members catch fire for the Lord, it won’t be long before the church grows. This week we look at:
3. Prison ministry breathes new life into church evangelism and outreach programs. In some cases, Pastors and church members who may have had very few genuine opportunities to share their faith and see God reap the harvest in their churches. In prison ministry, by contrast, spiritually hungry inmates come to the Christian volunteer, often in bountiful numbers as “prison ministry is the most fruitful mission field in our country.” – Lenny Spitale, author of the book, Prison Ministry. You will see a harvest of souls for Christ!
Its so exciting to be a part of our prison ministry and see lives and families changed by the power of the Gospel!