Every Tuesday, 7 - 9 PM, our Graders meet at Redeemer Fellowship Church, 1125 Oak Street, in St. Charles, to grade Bible Lessons completed by inmates. We have Grading Keys & training available! It's great fellowship around the Word! 12-years & older. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent.
In the NRC Unit of Stateville Prison (Joliet), the inmates have no programs, no TV, no radios, no nothing, EXCEPT the literature we take them! You can join us as a "Limited Volunteer," once every three months, on a Saturday, 8 - Noon. We visit the men cell-by-cell. You must bring your own literature. 18 & older, no felony record.
Every 1st Thursday of every month, 6 - 8 PM, we show Christian movies to the teen boys at the IYC in St. Charles. You could come along, help provide snacks, share a word of testimony! Must be 18 or older, no felony record
Chaplain Tom needs a partner in the DuPage County Jail (Wheaton), on Fridays, 2 - 3:30 PM, , and in the IL Youth Center (St. Charles), on Thursdays, 1 - 2:30 PM.
We're following a curriculum, but not strictly. Sometimes we show a video. Must be 18-years or older, no felony record, with your Pastor's recommendation.
In 2 days (usually a Mon-Tue), we present our "Dads' Classes" in the 25 men's state prisons across Illinois (at their invitation!). We pay our own expenses (travel, motel, some meals), usually as part of a team of 6. Must be a Christian Dad, 18 or older, no felony record, with your Pastor's recommendation.
Our only fund-raising event. I need help organizing, recruiting Table Captains (to invite other guests), Table Sponsors (to underwrite the banquet costs), decorating, and perhaps conducting a "silent auction."
In the Kendall County Jail (Yorkville), on Tuesdays, 9 - 11 AM, and in the Kane County Jail (varied times), we take a Book Cart, loaded with Bibles, Christian books and literature,BibleLessons,tractsdevotionals. We also offer them and 1-on-1 counseling. Must be 18-years or older, no felony record, with your Pastor's recommendation.
Our 10 "Dads' Classes" are presented one per week, in Stateville Prison (Mondays 11 - 1, & Wednesdays 9 - 11); in the Kendall County Jail (Tuesdays 1:30 - 3 PM); and in the Kane County Jail (Fridays 7 - 9 PM). Must be a Christian Dad, 18 or older, no felony record, with your Pastor's recommendation.
I dream of organized Prayer Teams in various local churches, assaulting the gates of hell, "opening more doors" into more jails & prisons, opening more hearts of more volunteers, and opening more inmates' hearts to the life-changing Gospel!
If God would lead you to financially support the New Life Corrections Ministry, a convenient, secure way to donate is through the Wayside Cross Ministries website -
www.waysidecross.org. Click on the Red Heart, and designate your gift to New Life!
For more information on any of the above opportunities, including volunteer applications, please contact Chaplain Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org