Volunteers in this ministry take Matthew 25:35-40 to heart by going into prisons to minister and share the good news of the gospel. Countless inmates feel lost, angry, abandoned and hopeless because of their situation and the consequences they face. This ministry strives to convey the unconditional love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ to incarcerated men with hope that they become loving and productive members of their communities.
Each prison facility has several requirements, and the application process to serve in the Prison Ministry can be lengthy, but the positive impact for the Kingdom of God is extraordinarily evident. Each participant is informed of the procedures specific to the facility at which they apply. Once a volunteer is granted clearance to enter a particular prison, there is a high level of commitment expected from that individual to meet a consistent visitation schedule. CCCV teams make it a priority to maintain a reputation of reliability to assure inmates and prison staff that the group is trustworthy.
The Prison Ministry currently visits Chino (CIM), Calipatria, Centinela, Taft, Tehachapi, and Corcoran prisons. As these are all men’s prisons, the Prison Ministry is currently only accepting male volunteers.
Hours of time, carpooling to and from Prison Facilities
Flexibility in changing circumstances
Prison Orientation and Training (provided)
Background Check/Live Scans
Yearly TB test
California Driver’s License/ID
Volunteer’s criminal record details (if any)
Attend bimonthly Prison ministry meetings on Tuesday evenings
If you are interested in being a part of the Men’s Prison Ministry, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Make sure you fill out or already have a Ministry Application on file.