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The Little Carherd

Those of us who go into prison week after week are the lucky few who get see the light of God inside the darkest of places. We go forth after the broken and lost and sometimes, most times, we are the ones who come back changed.
by Sarah Estes, PCA Board Member My five-year-old son has hundreds of cars. He has Matchbox cars, Hot Wheels, cheap plastic cars from the quarter machines outside of grocer… http://www.prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/09/little-carherd/

The Simplest Gifts

In a time in which many are desperate to tell their story, to be heard, particularly those men and women in prison and jails, our ears are the gift because they connect to our hearts, hearts that have been tenderized by life and the compassion that comes …
Rev. Scott Jamieson, Church Of Another Chance, inside the Men's jail in Nashville, TN In our competitive world, where being the best is a symbol of worthiness, and being less tha… http://www.prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/09/simplest-gifts/

Reentry: The Next Step in Prison Ministry

Reentry programs are a vital component to a returning citizen’s successful reintegration into society. By involving yourself in a reentry program you express the love of Christ to a person who desperately needs to experience that love. Returning citizen…
by Rev. Wayne Gallipo, PCA Board Member “4 Then the king will say to those at his right hand, ‘Come, you that are blessed by my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from … http://www.prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/09/reentry-next-step-prison-ministry/

Changing the Face of the Church

I think a prison congregation looks like the Kingdom. I see the members interact and sometimes struggle together, and in spite of – or perhaps because of – their differences, I see them worship and pray and love and support one another and the larger wor…
By Mary Mortenson, Director of Prison Congregations of America   My mantra lately has been that the PCA Model of Prison Ministry is changing the face of the church - and the… http://www.prisoncongregations.org/blog/2016/09/changing-face-church/