Resources Include:

Prison Ministry Options — How to Get Involved (downloadable PDF file)

Reentry Training Resources (downloadable MS Word document)

Ministries Directory  (downloadable PDF file)

Residential After-Care Facilities  (downloadable PDF file)

Misc. Resources (downloadable PDF file)

 

2018 Prison Ministries of Texas Conference Summary

The First Annual Greater Austin Area Prison Ministries Conference

Thursday, October 25, 2018

Austin Ridge Bible Church

After five months of intense planning and preparation, eight of the major prison ministries gathered “as one” to put on a day of information, celebration, and revelation. The first-ever Greater Austin Area Prison Ministries Conference got underway with a great slate of speakers:

We had a full, great day with 179 folks in attendance! Below you can see a video that was made of some of the highlights of the day, as well as a short photo gallery from the conference. See y’all on November 7th!

 

The 2018 Program

9:15 PRISON MINISTRY  What Is It? Why Do It?,

Kit Van Arsdale Bill Glass Ministries, Timothy Hunter, Texas Dept of Criminal Justice Chaplaincy

10:00 RESTORATIVE JUSTICE & REHABILITATION -THE NEW PRISON MENTALITY

Edward Davis, Bridges To Life. Special Guest Testimonies: Terrie Reagan, Dina Verhaalen, Brad Parker

10:50 BREAK

11:05 DISCIPLESHIP BEHIND THE WALLS

Bill Laughlin, The God of Hope Ministries

11:45 PRISONER REENTRY – THE UNME

T NEED

David Pena, Texas Reach Out Ministries, Special Guest Testimony: David Miles

12:30 LUNCH

1:00 ADVOCACY FOR PRISON REFORM

Kate Trammel, Prison Fellowship

1:45 KEYNOTE:  HOW CAN THE “CHURCH ON THE OUTSIDE” PARTNER?

Bryan Kelley, PEP

Don Ellsworth, Austin Ridge Bible Church

2:35 PANEL FOR AUDIENCE INPUT

Moderator: Ellery Buchanan, The God of Hope Ministries

Panelists: Marc Gunn, TDJC Volunteeer Services, Robert Dorrough, God Of Hope,

David Pena, Texas Reach Out Ministries,  Bryan Kelley, PEP, Deborah Hartman, Bridges to Life

3:00 Prayer & Adjourn