Engaging the Church
While many Churches are engaged in the Correctional ministry, many are still in the dark on how to get involved in the ministry. Engaging the Church can involve simple raising awareness to the community, donations, and outreach ministries. Correctional ministry can give believers young and old an opportunity to witness the transformational power of Christ like no where else, by being a part of the transformational process through Christ.
Resources to assist in engaging the church
Does Your Church Have Enough Samaritans? article in Christianity Today by Scott Larson
The Onesimus Workshop: The purpose of the Onesimus Workshop is to orient churches to the process of welcoming former prisoners into the life of their church for building up the body of Christ.
Resources available to members
The following articles are found in the Members Section of the CMCA Website:
- The Criminal Justice System and Going to Court
- Adult Jail Visitation for Clergy
- Adult Jail Visitation and Posting Bond
- Ministry with Families of the Incarcerated
- Jail Ministry Opportunities