1. Titus 2:1 - Introduction to EE Prison Ministries (Titus 2:2; 6-8; 3:1-2)
These Program Volunteers (PV) minister by presenting seminars that are geared toward introducing the inmate to EE Prison Ministry and the various services afforded.
PV's are responsible for indoctrinating the inmates; educating them on standards and prerequisites for ministry participation. (Hebrews 10:25a; 12:1-3; 13:17)
These PV's also present discipleship studies that provide spiritual guidance and direction for those participating inmates who are due for release within 90 days.
Some church placement will be provided when possible.
Seminar - a one hour motivational presentation for the local church with a plan for pre & post release implementation of Prison EE.
2. Prison EE Study (Matthew 28:18-20) (2 Tim. 2:2)
3. Discipleship Studies (2 Timothy 2:15) (Psalm 119:11) (Ephesians 6:10-12)
These PV's minister by providing assistance with Bible study literature that is geared toward developing the inmate’s relationship with Christ; with an emphasis on increasing the inmate’s knowledge and understanding of God's Word.
This ministry involves active participation in a correspondence Bible study, one on one with an inmate. The ministering PV will be expected to disciple the inmate through a series of Bible study lessons. The inmate will submit each completed booklet to the ministering PV. The ministering PV will critique each lesson and respond to any of the inmate’s questions and concerns.
4. Pulpit Ministry (Ephesians 4:1-3)
This ministry takes place on the prison compound inside of the Chapel. These PV's will be responsible for leading the worship service. Each PV will minister in at least one of the following ways.
5. Concerts/special activities (Ephesians 4:11-16)
This ministry takes place on the prison compound outside of the Chapel. This is a special concert service which is geared toward reaching those in prison who are un-churched and refuse to come into the Chapel. The same services as in the pulpit ministry are provided here.
The EE Prison Ministry Director will offer music ministry to the local church. This ministry is geared toward presenting Christian music and giving the church testimony of the progress of the current ministry in the prison system. Director periodically will be joined by various volunteers.
This program is targeted for the inmate with 6-12 months remaining on their sentence. The class will include cultural upbringing, comparability, and commonality and how to relate to society. There will be role modeling and demonstration of good personal interrelationships which will be accomplished through a trained volunteer who will serve as mentor for the inmates. As mentor, the volunteer will give the inmate a role model with which to identify and provide spiritual guidance in areas where the inmate lacks understanding. As facilitator, the volunteer will provide instruction and guidance in utilizing the tools available to equip the inmate with the skills that will help them cope with life upon their release from prison.