Facilitate a program where by men and women in prison can have an opportunity to worship and fellowship with messengers of the true Gospel. Support family members of the inmates where possible, i.e. Angel tree Program. Keep Christ before those inmates that need hope and encouragement, using prayer, testimonies and Bible study messages. Provide written materials, hand bills, books and magazines.
Goals & Objectives
- Gethsemane SDA Church Prison Ministry is dedicated to restoring hope and direction to the lives of prisoners by sharing the love of Jesus Christ through evangelism.
- Present Christ to anyone that is willing to hear the Word. Using Song, Prayer, Testimonies, and Bible study.
- To have a strong net-working system through local prison ministries leaders that we may strengthen and encourage one another and that we will be united in purpose and spirit.
- To have a ministry, which will includes spiritual instruction.
- To have an army of workers dedicated and trained to serve Christ in prisons and jails.
- To have a strong follow-up program for inmates who have expressed an interest in being Baptized or in learning more about our message. Provide published documentation to support the effort.
- To work in accordance with Seventh-day Adventist conference and prison ministries guidelines and the Seventh-day Adventist Church.
- To establish a good working relationship with prison and jail authorities and workers by helping them to provide needed services and by paying strict attention to the rules of the correctional facility or facilities in which the church is working.
Gethsemane Seventh-day Adventist Church’s Prison Ministry team members will visit correctional centers and prisons. In these facilities they will present to the inmates: Song Service, Prayer, Testimonies, and a Bible message, closing with intercessory prayer. Providing written materials, hand bills, books, magazines where and when permitted, and one on one correspondence.
- In prison religious services
- Praise and Worship Including Intercessory prayer
- Correspondence with prisoners – Provide Religious Literature mailing from Adventist Book Centers
- Angel Tree service to families of prisoners
Visit inmates in local correctional centers and prisons, for worship and fellowship, write and offer up prayers for inmates and their families.
- Solicit Inspirational thoughts for letter writing.
- Real life situations testimonies from people who have been through tough times such as drug addictions, alcohol, smoking, mental and physical health, depression, anxiety, etc