Our ministry in prisons to the encourage the incarcerated and allow them the opportunity to know God, find freedom, and discover their purpose right where they are. Take a look at the opportunities below and find a place to make a difference in the prisons in our area and beyond.
Requirements for volunteer access to prisons & jails may take some time and there may be a waiting period in some instances.
- Volunteer application for specific facility
- Submit to Background Check
- PREA & gang training
- Volunteer orientation for the facility
Beaumont Correctional Facility
Clover Hill holds services every Sunday night at this maximum security, juvenile boys’ facility. A team of about 12 people go into the facility each week (There is no obligation to come every Sunday – commitment is based on your availability)
- Services include: Worship, the Word, and an opportunity to pray for the young men.
- Our team also provides pizza and snacks.
- If God is calling you to pray for this ministry, there is a prayer team that meets each week (6:30 – 7:30 pm) to cover this facility in prayer.
- Males must be at least 18 years old and females at least 25 years old to serve at the Beaumont facility.
Find out more about what’s involved by contacting Sherri Fleck .
Life on the Verge Ministries
Life on the Verge reaches out by building bridges to the biker community, particularly the hardcore bikers known as 1%ers. We network with Christian biker clubs and other outreach ministries to conduct outdoor concerts and free Biker Blessing CDs at the largest biker rallies in America.
- 1 – 5 day ministry events in prisons in Virginia and other states
- Music ministry
- Prayer partners
- Financial support
Contact: Mark Mason lifeontheverge.com
Kairos Prison Ministry
The mission of the Kairos Prison Ministry is to share the transforming love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to impact the hearts and lives of incarcerated men, women and youth, as well as their families, to become loving and productive citizens of their communities.
Kairos programs offer to prison residents, their families, and those who work with them, the opportunity to receive God’s forgiveness through faith in Jesus Christ, and to grow in their faith and servant hood in Christian community.
- Serve as a team member on a 3-day weekend – Kairos teams have 3-4 half day meetings (usually Saturdays) prior to going into the prison.
- Volunteer to bake cookies that are taken into the prisons on the 3-day weekends – each Kairos team member commits to bring 100 dozen homemade cookies for the 3-day weekends. This is one of the forms of agape shared with the men/women on the weekend and all the inmates in the prison.
- Prayer warriors – each Kairos weekend is covered in prayer from noon on Thursday through Sunday 7:00 p.m. Commit to pray for 30 minutes for the inmates on the weekend.
- Agape posters and placemats – great for youth groups to make posters and placemats expressing God’s love for the inmates on the weekends.
- Attend a Kairos Closing held Sunday afternoon at the end of the weekend – this provides an opportunity to go the prison and hear, from the inmates, how the weekend has impacted them. Closing typically runs from 4:00 – 7:00.
- Financial support
Mike Servais (men’s prisons)
Joan Jones (women’s prisons)
Mentoring at a Transition House