Ministry with Prisoners and Families The Way Forward

ISBN-10: 0817016643
ISBN-13: 9780817016647
Edition: 2011
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Description: This edited volume considers the impact of incarceration on the African American community and the biblical mandate for an intentional response from the church. The book features model ministries that address incarceration, prisoner reentry, and the  More...

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Book details

List price: $17.99
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Judson Press
Publication date: 4/1/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 192
Size: 5.75" wide x 8.75" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.550
Language: English

This edited volume considers the impact of incarceration on the African American community and the biblical mandate for an intentional response from the church. The book features model ministries that address incarceration, prisoner reentry, and the care of their families and includes strategies for a political advocacy ministry around issues in criminal justice reform. With contributors who include scholars, ministry practitioners, pastors, and formerly incarcerated individuals, this unique resource offers a paradigm for prisoner ministry that goes beyond traditional worship and Bible study programs to create an authentic relational encounternot only with prisoners but with their families, from the time of incarceration to the transition back into home, church, and society.

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction
The Stain of Incarceration
Equipped for Effective Christian Correctional Ministry
Finding a Lazarus
Theological Foundations for Family Connectivity
Amachi: Mentoring the Children of Prisoners
Breaking the Chain: Partnerships for Ministry to Children of Prisoners
Nurturing a �Woman Kind of Faith�: Ministry to Women in Incarceration and Reentry
An Ounce of Prevention
Substance Abuse and Incarceration
Facilitating Connectedness between Families and Incarcerated Individuals
A Holistic Approach to the Trauma of Reentry
A Letter to African American Churches Concerning the Saints Coming Home from Prison
The Ministry of the Prison Chaplain
Chaplains, Families, and Prison Ministry
Changing Congregational Culture: The Healing Communities Model
Why Policy Matters
Conclusion: The Way Forward
Afterword
Name and Subject Index
About the Contributors

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