Prison Ministry

SMCC PRISON MINISTRY WEBSITE UNDER SHADOW MOUNTAIN AND MISSIONS

GOD’S MANTLE (COVERING)

 "I the Lord have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, for a light of the Gentiles;

To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and them that sit in darkness out of the prison house".  ISAIAH 42:6-7

OVERVIEW

The SMCC Prison Ministry, since its inception in July, 2003,  ministers to all those impacted by incarceration: inmates; parolees and ex-offenders; spouses; family members; children of inmates (Angel Tree kids); and first responders such as correctional officers, prison staff, and police officers. The “P” in “prison” stands for “people”, and the vision of the SMCC Prison Ministry is to touch as many as possible with the love of Christ and His saving grace.  The Prison Ministry is open to both men and women. It is an opportunity to stretch your faith and be a source of real blessing and encouragement to men, women, and children who have been affected by crime. This is also a ministry which touches close to home, as there our many families within our own fellowship who have loved ones incarcerated.  All ministry members undergo appropriate orientation, training, and background checks as mandated by the State Prison System. Additional training is given in areas that affect ministry outside the Prison System.

 

The ministry does this through a number of unique outreaches which include:

Ministry to the Inmates. “ . . . them that sit in darkness . . .”.

- Prison Teams inside the walls

- Pen Pal (men and women)

- Providing support materials such as Christian literature and Bible Studies

- Great Christmas Card Mail Out - Sending Christmas Cards to inmates

Ministry to Parolees & Ex offenders “ . . .  to bring out the prisoners from the prison . . .”.

- DRESS OUTS - Providing a set of clothing to inmates releasing from prison/jail

- HOUSING & JOBS - Providing referrals 

- COUNSELING 

Ministry to Family Members, including the children of inmates (Angel Tree kids) “ . . . to open the blind eyes . . .”.

 - Support Group Meetings

- Food to families in need through “Shadow Mountain Cares”.

- Special Outreaches such as “back to School”, Thanksgiving Dinners, special events for families

- Angel Tree Christmas Gift Project & Christmas Party

- Angel Tree Sports Clinics (4-5 yearly)

- Angel Tree Summer Camping (Kids, Junior High, High School)

- Angel Tree kids/youth mentoring

- Mailbox Club:  Bible Study Correspondence 

MONDAY NIGHT LINEUP

(ALL MEETINGS CURRENTLY “ON HOLD” DURING PANDEMIC)

ALL MEETINGS 7-8:30, ROOM 211, GENERATIONS BUILDING

OPEN TO ALL THOSE INVOLVED IN, OR INTERESTED IN PRISON MINISTRY

FIRST MONDAY - "Family Dessert Fellowship” - Providing practical, emotional, and Spiritual support to all those having, or have had, loved ones increased.

SECOND MONDAY - Ministry Planning Meeting - Planning of Ministry Outreach

THIRD MONDAY - Team & New Volunteer Orientation Meeting - Team Planning Sessions.

New Volunteer Orientation - All new volunteers required to attend.

FOURTH MONDAY - Monthly Prayer Meeting - Praying specifically for the SMCC Prison Ministry.

HOW TO GET INVOLVED:

Interested in finding out more about the SMCC Prison Ministry or have questions! Contact us at:  tom.heyer@shadowmountain.org  or  

sheila.smith-callaway@shadowmountain.org or (619)590-2116

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