The Church has a calling to reach out to the least in society and to work to bring about change in the lives of criminals, victims, and the justice system. Involve your church today. PFI is an ecumenical organization and works with a variety of different churches according to their structure, priorities, and resources.
The Church has a calling to reach out to the least in society and to work to bring about change in the lives of criminals, victims, and the justice system.
Involve your church today. PFI is an ecumenical organization and works with a variety of different churches according to their structure, priorities, and resources. Below is a variety of ways your church can get involved:
Partner with a National Ministry
PFI supports over 110 Prison Fellowship national ministries worldwide. These grassroot organisations have over 100,000 volunteers and are making an immense impact in prisons, families, and justice systems across the globe. Partner with a national ministry today. Through this partnership, your church will grow to understand how the prison ministry operates in their home country as well as gaining a clear understanding of their needs. By building a relationship with a national ministry, your church could be a tremendous help in providing actual resources to the prisoners or ex-prisoners. There may also be opportunities to coordinate mission trips to work with national ministry leaders, prisoners, and gain a greater understanding of PFI’s vision. Learn how to be a leader in the process of bringing about reconciliation and restoration! To partner with a Prison Fellowship national ministry in another country, email email@example.com.
Talk about Restorative Justice
Restorative Justice is a theory of justice that emphasizes repairing the harm caused or revealed by criminal behavior. It is best accomplished through cooperative processes that include all stakeholders and is truly a revolutionary method in criminal justice and responding to offenders and victims. While this process has proved to be successful, it is a controversial issue, even among Christians. For information on Restorative Justice Bible Study Resources, link here. Host a speaker at your church and discuss the Christian response to crime in a way that will enhance the mind and spirit. For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com.
Participate in the Week of Prayer and Transformation
Join Prison Fellowship International and all the national ministries worldwide in a week dedicated to Prayer and Transformation. Local churches are encouraged to pray and participate in related outreach and support projects during the week that focus on the respective needs and roles of prison chaplains, prisoners, prison officials, ex-prisoners, their families and crime victims as well as the cause of justice. Visit the page on Week of Prayer and Transformation to learn more about how to get involved and make a difference through prayer.