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Jesus: A Model of Compassionate Love

Those of us who have a passion and calling for prison ministry are led by the Holy Spirit and are willing to be Jesus’ hands and feet. Nothing brings me more joy than to be the bearer of Good News, to bring freedom to the captives. For believers today the…
By Pamela Deacon-Joyner, PCA board member One way or another, the imprint of Jesus is on all our lives and there is a flood of images that have influenced each generation. Who … http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/06/jesus-model-compassionate-love/

Holy Rehabilitation!

..."Only God can put those pieces back together, only God can heal a broken, wounded heart, only God truly rehabilitates. But as the church (inside and out) we get to be instruments of that healing. Healing comes as we gather as a church and pass the pea…
By Rev. Diane Harrison, Grace Place UMC inside the Tennessee women's correctional facility   This spring we were told that all the women at the prison where my congregation,… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/06/holy-rehabilitation/

The Church Challenged to Lead

I love the church and have seen it do a tremendous amount of good work. However, the church has left the “correction” of our society in the hands of state. Ours is an officially secular, one-size-fits-all justice system that is ineffective in preventing c…
by Andy Hanson, Pastor at Celebration Fellowship, a three point congregation inside the walls of the Michigan State Correctional System   Can a child who grows up in an unlo… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/06/church-challenged-lead/

Jigsaw Puzzle

When we work with one another from a position of love and respect, grounded in all being loved by the God who created us all, it’s like a jigsaw puzzle: all the pieces look different, seemingly only able to exist on their own, but with a little maneuveri…
By Mary Mortenson, Director Prison Congregations of America   Now that we’ve been engaged in this blog exercise for a few months, I would like to thank Julie Thomas, our Adm… http://prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/06/jigsaw-puzzle/