Bringing God's Word behind bars
Most of the men we meet in Bible study at Northern State Prison, Newark have hurting hearts. Their families have abandoned them, or have difficult relationships with them. They have a deep need to hear God's words of love and forgiveness. We come to share the Good News of God's love with the men on Wednesday evenings. The study is held in the minimum security unit. Our study is the only Bible study available to them led by an outside group.
You, too, can be a faithful witness and a member of the Bible study team. Curriculum and training are provided for volunteers through the Committee. Volunteers are asked to commit to two Wednesdays a month to help build continuity and a positive relationship with the prisoners.
Each volunteer must attend the necessary training and be cleared by the State prior to entry into the prison.
Face and Race Bible Study - at Convention we were called to study the issues of racism in society. Materials for a multi-week study can be found here.