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Why Prison Ministry?

The obvious answer is the hope of seeing men/women come to Christ.
But there are other, less obvious reasons (which perhaps are more important):
  • Sharpen/practice your evangelism skills. (Practice evangelism)
  • Be obedient to Christ.
  • Be a witness in your community. (Bill)
  • Strengthen the church in the prison (Johnny)
    • "love one another"
  • Be encouraged by seeing God working.
  • Be encouraged to see what God has done in some inmates lives. (Harold)
  • Be about God's work with other Christians. (Ron, Leonard, Dale)
Sometimes its exciting and uplifting.
Sometimes it frustrating.
I'm convinced that in both cases, God is working on me.

My prison ministry mentor is Ron Kidwell. Ron got me into prison ministry and keeps spurring me on.

I've been on the following Bill Glass events (as best as I can recall):
  1. May 2005 - Nobel Correctional DOC
  2. May 2006 - Nobel Correctional DOC
  3. July 2006 - Columbus WOC (Ross & Chilcothe Correctional)
  4. Aug 2006 - Youngstown WOC (Lake Erie Correctional)
  5. Oct 2006 - Akron DOC (Glen something jail in Akron)
  6. May 2007 - St. Clairsville DOC
  7. July 2007 - Cleveland WOC (MANCI)
  8. Oct 2007 - Mochican DOC
  9. May 2008 - Nobel Correctional DOC
  10. July 2008 - Findlay WOC (Northcentral Correctional)
  11. Aug 2008 - Cook Co. Jail WOC
  12. July 2009 - Cleveland WOC
  13. Aug 2009? - Cook Co. Jail
  14. May 2010 - Findlay WOC - Marion Correctional (only went one day)
  15. Oct 2010 - Cleveland DOC - Cuyahoga Juvenile
  16. May 2011 - Dayton WOC - Madison Correctional
  17. June 2011 - Columbus DOC, Scioto Juvenile
  18. March 2012 - Dayton DOC - Montgomery Co. Jail
  19. April 2012 - Delaware DOC, Scioto Juvenile
  20. July 2012 - Columbus WOC - Marion Correctional Institution
  21. Aug 2012 - Youngstown DOC - Trumbull CI.
  22. Sep 2012 - Nobel Correctional, Caldwell, OH