Prison Ministry Department
Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new. – 2 Corinthians 5:17
The Prison Ministry Department of GoldenSword International Fellowship is a comprehensive outreach spanning various areas of need. Our ultimate goal is to reduce the deterioration rate of offenders, to aid in the restoration of their lives through the infusion of intellectual, emotional and spiritual influence that is directed to help them discard harmful patterns and unhealthy attitudes, avoid addictive and destructive relationships and behavior, stay out of prison, and become positive contributors to society. Also, to bring awareness to the local Church of our nation’s fastest growing population and their role in reaching those impacted by incarceration (offender, releasee, family, and the community).
GoldenSword’s Prison Ministry is a comprehensive outreach spanning various areas of need for those incarcerated, those who have been incarcerated, and the families of those individuals currently incarcerated, the ministry’s primary focus is to equip individuals in the ministry and provide practical avenues for re-entering society. In addition to on-site ministry and provide other programs, support groups conducted at GoldenSword International Fellowship afford men and women offenders a place to restructure their identity, an atmosphere of acceptance and an opportunity to share time with those who understand, care and provide role modeling. Family support groups are open to all individuals who have family members or strong relationships with someone incarcerated.
This is truly the day for the church to step beyond its boundaries and offer not only hope through the Gospel, but some practical assistance to a world disabled by dysfunction. Locked beneath the trappings of addiction, prostitution, crime, and homelessness, lay silent treasures waiting to be released.
We as the Body of Christ, must rise out of our comfortable setting and rescue these hidden deposits of greatness. Along with the mending power of the Gospel, we must point these lives in the direction of their destiny. As a result, they can return to their families as role models, to the church as a gift to the Body of Christ, and to the community as evidence of the love, power, and grace of the Lord Jesus Christ.