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Christians as they fulfill the Great Commission in Corrections
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Join us for this Virtual Event

January 27, 2022
3-5 pm Eastern Time

A New Day 1:  Supporting Successful Reentry in your Community

Please join Prison Fellowship® and Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association (CMCA) on September 28 to watch a special virtual screening of our latest documentary, A New Day 1, and learn more about the reentry process for incarcerated men and women.



CMCA continues to update its resources and training to equip you for ministry

Make Plans now to attend the CMCA 2022 Correctional Ministries Summit

May 27-28, 2022

New Orleans

Registration opens January 4, 2022!

About CMCA

The Mission of CMCA: to connect, encourage, equip and strengthen Christians as they fulfill the Great Commission in Corrections.

The Vision of CMCA: Christians working together in correctional ministry to advance Christ’s Kingdom and enhance public safety.

become a member

Your CMCA membership provides you with valuable resources, discounts on the Annual CMCA Summit, Certificate in Correctional Ministry courses, LifeCoach and other training tools. As a CMCA Member, you will be able to network with other Christians involved in correctional ministry and have access to special databases and resources on the members portion of this website.

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Your support helps CMCA develop training and services to strengthen Christian correctional ministry workers. We are constantly improving the scope and breadth of our resource and product offerings to better serve our members.
We recognize and appreciate our CMCA Organizational Members!

Gold Organizational Members:

  • 3 Oaks Prison Ministry
  • Bible League International
  • Doing HIS Time Prison Ministry
  • Good News Jail & Prison Ministry
  • Lifeline Global

Silver Organizational Members:

  • Bethany Community Church
  • Broken Pots Ministry
  • Christ the Savior
  • Church of the Highlands
  • Crossroads Prison Ministries
  • Discipleship Unlimited
  • Forgotten Man Ministries
  • Global Leadership Network
  • Inside Out/Under the Door Ministries
  • Jail Chaplains
  • Jump Start Vision
  • Kairos Prison Ministry International
  • Missionary Evangelism to Corrections
  • Neighborhood Christian Center
  • Prison Fellowship
  • Prison Fellowship Canada
  • Prison Fellowship International
  • Redeemed Ones Ministry
  • Restoration Ministries
  • Straight Ahead Ministries
  • The Transformation Project
  • We Care

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About CMCA

Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association (CMCA) is a professional organization, founded in May 2011, through which Christians can celebrate their faith and passion for correctional ministry with other individuals, organizations, and churches; develop professionally through online resources, trainings, and certifications; and be inspired through uplifting journal articles, networking, and conferences.

Our Members

Members of CMCA are united to provide the highest quality of spiritual care to those who are incarcerated, have been incarcerated or detained, family members of the incarcerated, those affected by injustice, and those connected to correctional care. CMCA members are committed to providing spiritual care that is representative of the biblical model found in Jesus Christ’s ministry. As a collaborative team of evangelical Christian caregivers, CMCA desires to more effectively build the Kingdom of God and help humanity secure greater peace and safety (Ephesians 4:16, 3 John 1:8).


 Because of the vast information CMCA provides, I can help inmates plan and strategize for the future, whatever the topic might be, to insure a more successful transition and recovery process. I can do this through ongoing discussions, but can also link them to resources. I can’t imagine not being a CMCA member!

Kathryn List

The CMCA Summit is a GREAT asset to our ministry! This is the 3rd year our team had attended and each year we come home with something or several things to implement which have helped us become more professional and effective in pointing people to Jesus!

CMCA Member

The Institute for Prison Ministries is committed to sharing and showing the love of Christ through correctional ministry by sharing expertise in training, convening, resourcing.

Click here to learn more about the training offered by the Institute for Prison Ministries.  The next Certificate Program in Correctional Ministry term will begin October 4.  A new cohort will begin in January 2022. Click here for more information.

Enhance your ministry effectiveness with these books published by the Institute for Prison Ministries:

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