for Prison Ministries and Correctional Chaplains
Federal Bureau of Prisons
ELCA Clergy serve and minister in the Bureau of Prisons system, fulfilling Jesus' call to visit those in prison. For information about Prison ministry and about Lutheran chaplains who serve in this specialized ministry, contact the Bureau for Federal Chaplaincies at 202-417-3692 or send us an email. For more information about the Bureau of Prisons chaplaincy services, please visit their website.
Directory of Prison Ministries and Correctional Chaplains
This directory is intended to provide information on the services and ministries for offenders, victims, and their families. We hope that this updated publication will be helpful to pastors, chaplains, volunteers and other individuals involved in prison ministries.
Criminal Justice Ministry, a Congregational Handbook for Jail and Prison Ministry
Criminal Justice Ministry: a Congregational Handbook for Jail and Prison Ministry is an 80 page notebook (3 hole punched) with a primary section devoted to preparing the congregation for criminal justice ministry. Also included are a Biblical reflection; 2 sessions of volunteer training; Web, print and video resources; and a dozen essays on criminal justice topics. The resource is a joint project of ELCA and LCMS. ISBN 6-0001-6905-1, $6.00+S/H
Criminal Justice Topics Criminal Justice Topics for Reflection and Discussion
12 brief essays that are intended for individual reflection and group discussion. The writers and contributors are a diverse group of people with expertise in criminal justice ministry.
Prison Ministry - A Call to Servanthood
A wide variety of programs and a thought-provoking discussion of Jesus' directives on prison ministry make this video an excellent resource for churches exploring prison ministry. Clergy and laypeople reflect on their work providing transportation for families of inmates and establishing programs that promote parenting and family togetherness among inmates and their families. VHS, $10.00