Today there are over two million people in America’s prisons and jails. They’re there because they’ve listened to the wrong voices, built their lives on the wrong foundation, and drifted off their God given course. Victory Church believes all of this can change. Jesus himself said He did not come into this world to condemn but to redeem. Our desire is to bring light for the journey into every dark place we can. Will you help us carry that light?
Mondays 7 PM – 8:30 PM Central County Jail (Bartow)
Thursdays 7 PM – 8:30 PM South County Jail (Frostproof)
Each service includes, worship, prayer, testimonies, message and altar time. This is the front line of ministry. It’s a high level investment with a high level reward. The qualifications for service are a passionate love for God, ability to communicate well, and a demonstrated walk of faith. Opportunities are available immediately for volunteers who may feel God’s leading. Filling out the application does not mean you are signing on. You will be able to go alongside to observe while you are making your final decision.
Not comfortable going into the jails? God can still use you in administrative areas including preparing studies for distribution, grading studies and record keeping. Some of this involves travel and tasks at the Polk Co. jail offices in Bartow and some can be done from the comfort of your own home.
For questions or more information on how you can explore this rewarding avenue of ministry call the church office at (863) 859-6000 and ask for the Discipleship Department. You may also email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
LINKS TO FORMS AND INFORMATION BELOW
- Prison Ministry Volunteer Application (printable.pdf)
- Christian Worker Bible Study Series Enrollment Form (Printable .pdf)
- Prison Outreach Guidelines (Printable .pdf)
- Polk County Jail Volunteer Guidelines (Printable .pdf)
- Polk County Jail Inmate Programs (Printable .pdf)
- Prison Ministry Reporting Form (Online version)
- Prison Ministry Reporting Form (Printable .pdf)
Click on the Links below to view testimonies from inmates…
Christian Worker Bible Study Series: An in depth series of studies that are sent and administered by Victory Church volunteers. It’s a Bible centric series including 30 lessons. Upon completion of all lessons in the series the inmate/student will receive a certificate of completion and a new study Bible.
How the CWBS program works…
- Complete enrollment form (paper or online)
- Victory Church processes the request and provides for the delivery of Bible lessons to the student, one at a time.
- The student completes the lessons and returns them to Victory Church for scoring. Trained volunteer Instructors score the lessons and a letter is then sent with the results along with personal notes of encouragement. There is an average 2 week turn-a-round time.
- The student is awarded a certificate and new study Bible when all 30 studies are successfully completed
God is using these unique Bible studies, along with Victory’s personal touch, to make a real difference in the Christian growth of these inmate/students.
For questions or more information call the Church office at (863) 859-6000 and ask for the Discipleship Department. You may also email to email@example.com.