A chaplain provides prisoners the resources to overcome issues and barriers they face on release. This can be referring them to other services but they can also assist in connecting them to a Christian mentor. We call this our Inside Out Connection Program. Prior to their release, a prisoner will be introduced to a mentor and develop a relationship so that on release they have a positive connection to assist them in their ongoing journey with Jesus. Mentors also assist former prisoners to be included in a church community where they can continue practising their faith as well as having a place where they feel safe and supported as they integrate into the wider community. Finding suitable mentors from among your congregation and welcoming ex-prisoners into the life of your church is such a rewarding ministry.
If you would like more information on mentoring, please contact us.