Volunteer

volunteer

There are always opportunities to volunteer with The Saints Prison Ministry. No matter what area you choose to serve in, you are sure to find ministering to inmates very rewarding.

Athletics

Use your basketball, soccer, softball or volleyball talents for the Lord. We are always looking for new missionary athletes to join our teams. Your involvement allows us to expand into new regions of ministry impact, as well as continue to deepen relationships in areas currently being served.

Board Service

Potential Board members are interviewed and considered at regular intervals throughout the year. Requirements and qualifications aree available upon request.

Bulk Mailing Assistant

Volunteers who gather in key regions to assist with bulk mailings are very much appreciated, as the need is greater than our staff can accomplish alone.

CyberSaints

If you are computer-savvy, there are a number of areas that offer the opportunity to volunteer from the comfort of your own living room. Reviewing electronic records, social media, and website updates can be done from anywhere.

Event Support

Every prison event in which we engage offers multiple opportunities for service beyond athletics. Volunteers are need for assistance in distributing literature, sharing the Gospel one-on-one, driving the bus, and visiting with spectators during the games.

Financial Support

Give to The Saints Prison Ministry as the Lord leads. If you do not have the ability to give yourself, perhaps you could mention us to your church family, your friends or even your employer. Whether you choose to support a specific missionary-athlete, a particular special project or trip, or provide Bibles, Gospels of John, athletic equipment or other materials your financial support is greatly appreciated and always tax-deductible.

Host a Dessert Night

Open your home and invite your friends and family over for an evening of introduction to our ministry. We will provide a speaker to explain what we do and how you can get involved. We will even supply the dessert!

Jericho Team Member

Jericho Discipleship Teams provide regular face-to-face mentoring for men and women behind bars. These teams meet either weekly, bi-weekly, or monthly to conduct worship services and Bible studies with inmates. Join a Jericho team and help reach inmates today!

Office Volunteers

Bible Correspondence Courses may be graded in our New Jersey office during normal business hours, or general office work such as folding, sorting and filing is always helpful.

Pen Pal

Reach out to lonely men and women behind bars though our pen pal program. Our policy is for men or married couples to write to male inmates and for female pen pals to write to female inmates. Other security precautions are in place to make this a safe and enjoyable experience.

Prayer

Prayer Partners – We send an updated Prayer & Praise list to our Prayer Partners on a weekly basis via email and monthly for those who prefer regular mail. You can also access our Prayer & Praise requests online.

Prayer Warriors – Prayer Warriors pray specifically for inmates who have filled out response cards at our games. We send five cards to each Prayer Warrior monthly and ask that they pray for these prisoners at least once a week. At the end of the month, each Prayer Warrior receives five new cards.

Spanish Correspondence

An estimated 20% of the inmates who are enrolled in our Bible Correspondence School are Spanish speaking. We always have openings for people who know Spanish and are willing to grade Bible courses and to serve as pen pals.

Special Gifts

Perhaps you have a unique skill set that can be used for His service. Examples include graphic design, website design, IT, and more. We are open to whatever God leads you to offer!

Announcements

January usually means winding down soccer season, the heart of basketball season, and the first mention of softball season in the way of preseason meetings. To no one’s surprise, soccer and basketball seasons have fallen victim to pandemic cautions.

That leaves the softball season preparation to “announce” and this will surprise no one either. Due to the incredibly unpredictable prison landscape today, the preseason meetings for softball season are postponed until further notice. We are optimistic that we will see some level in-prison activity this summer but, until we have some indication of what that may look like, we are going to move forward cautiously to avoid any confusion or misleading statements.

We appreciate your prayers for our missionary-athletes as they are anxious to once again meet inmates who are desperate for answers once again, face-to-face, in the furtherance of the Gospel.

Hot Topics

COVID-19 certainly qualifies as a Hot Topic, and even more so as it impacts not only our ministry but also the men and women to whom we minister.

Just this week, the first inmate at the Federal Correctional Institution (FCI) Fort Dix passed away as a result of COVID. The Bureau of Prisons (BOP) is a long-time partner of the Saints Prison Ministry and we have visited Federal prisons all over the country. But FCI Fort Dix is right in our backyard, a mere 15 miles from our headquarters in NJ, and we have developed many close relationships there over the years.

One inmate’s death is no more or less important than another, but this news reminds us that the incarcerated men and women we visit are living in perilous conditions. While we may choose to lock ourselves in our homes or wear a hazmat suit in public if we choose, prison conditions are so cramped that “social distancing” is almost impossible.

While our ministry is not allowed in-person visits at this time, prayer is a ministry unto itself and we ask all of our Saints family to be praying regularly for the mission field to which we are called.

“Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them……” Hebrews 13:3 [Link to the nj.com article referenced above https://www.nj.com/news/2021/01/first-inmate-dies-at-nj-prison-ravaged-by-covid.html