GATHER and pray for the prison ministry—specifically that God would open doors for the outreach of Bible study courses to inmates locked behind bars. Pray that such regulations would not block the outreach of God's Word to those seeking answers against hopelessness.
GIVE financially—To enable these studies to be
GRADE courses — The amazing part about this correspondence ministry is that you don't have to personally set foot
Back in the 1970s, God opened the door for the establishment of the ECS Prison Ministry. The goal of the ministry was, and continues to be, to reach inmates with the gospel through the free distribution of ECS Bible study courses. Through the cooperation of the ECS Ministries' home office and a network of local volunteer prison ministries and coordinators, inmates in more than 3,000 institutions can study an exhaustive curriculum of courses, including specific ones that relate to prison life: Born to Win, Doing Time with Jesus, How to Succeed
More than 17 million American inmates behind concrete walls and iron bars have been reached by ECS courses. What's more, the ripples of influence extend to the families of inmates as well when they see the effect of the gospel of Christ
Nearly 100 courses are currently available in English, and over 50 in Spanish. From an academic standpoint, the courses offered are “popular” level and not for college credit. However, many of them are quite challenging, and the transcripts from ECS Ministries are often used for parole hearings and to gain entrance into further educational programs. The common intent of the authors of the courses is the spiritual growth of the
A number of dedicated volunteer Prison Coordinators (PCs) who are passionate about spreading the news to prison inmates of how they can truly be "free" distribute the courses into prisons. To find contact information for your nearest Prison Coordinator, click here.
Each coordinator offers a curriculum which begins with basic instruction about God and Christ in which salvation is emphasized (usually Born to Win) and then provides for more advanced study as the student progresses. Volunteers (individuals and church groups, etc.) do all the grading and commenting of courses.
"Born to Win . . . is a mind and heart opener for lost sheep." –Prisoner
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