Prison Ministries

Prison Ministry

The primary goal of our prison ministry at South Fulton Baptist is discipleship. From the very beginning of the penal system, the facilities were manned by the priesthood with this goal in mind. Our Objective is to bring offenders to an awareness of their offense and give them the direction to be able to make proper life choices so as to not offend in the future. Prison was never intended to be a place of punishment; instead it was to be a place of penitence. Thus the term penitentiary. Today we use the term Department of Corrections, which would imply that it's goal is still to correct the behavior of the offender and prepare them to be integrated back into society.

Video Link: New Hope provided by North American Mission Board and made possible through generous gifts of Southern Baptist through the Cooperative Program Posted February 29, 2016.

 

We Minister

We minister by providing hygiene items which that the state does not provide, to those who are indigent and without resources. We all take for granted things like toothpaste and a toothbrush.

We also have an active pen-pal ministry where birthday cards and cards of encouragement are sent to minister to those who would be otherwise forgotten.

Written by Richard McIntosh on August 15, 2015.

 

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Our Scope

Our scope is not limited to those incarcerated. There is family on the outside that are going through the same separation and similar hardship as those on the inside. The children of the incarcerated offenders are without a father or a mother during holidays and other special events in their lives. We, as a church, do whatever we can to fill that void and maintain the core of the family, which is essential to the rehabilitation of the offender. In the absence of family, we give them love and connection which will instill in them the knowledge that there is a God that loves them and He has sent us to tell them just that. The Lord instructs and inspires us through His word when He says:

'Or when did we see You sick, or in prison, and com to You' "And the King will answer and say to them, 'Assuredly, I say to you, inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.'

Mt 25:39-40

Written by Richard McIntosh on August 15, 2015.

 

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Want to Help?

There are many ways in which someone, who is drawn by God, can be a part of this exciting ministry. If you are so lead you can simply contact the church offfice and someone from our ministry team will be in touch.

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