Taking the gospel to prisoners
What do we do?
Some men from our congregation visit Brixton every week to lead a Bible study with Christian prisoners and those looking into Christianity. A larger group of men and women attend the Sunday chapel service on a bi-monthly basis, helping to lead the meeting and praying with those who request it.
Why do we do it?
“I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes" Romans 1:16
The gospel is for all, it’s the power of God for salvation for everyone who believes, whatever their circumstances. Whilst the freedom of those in Brixton prison may be restricted, it can become an opportunity, with more time to read the Bible, consider its message and discover the liberating truth of the gospel.
It is also a huge encouragement for Christian prisoners to know that the wider church family cares enough to come and visit them, and this is a real witness to those who don’t know Christ but attend the chapel service.
What qualities are required if you want to get involved?
Simply a love for Jesus and a desire to share his gospel. You may not have thought about those in prison before, or consider that you have a specific passion for prison ministry – a willingness to serve and pray is enough. We have found, however, that after taking part and meeting the prisoners, a passion for this ministry often quickly follows.
To find out more, receive our prayer email or offer to serve, please email: firstname.lastname@example.org