For those interested in this ministry work, here are four resources to explore:
- Nationwide, there are Christian Science Institutional Committees whose work is ministering to inmates in prisons and jails. A complete listing of these groups is found on Christian Science.com Here’s the link: https://www.christianscience.com/additional-resources/churches-societies-and-groups/prison-and-institutional-work.
- The Institutional Committee in California has a popular website called Light in prison which can be found at: https://lightinprison.org/. The site features monthly videos of the inspiring work done by volunteer chaplains.
- The Principle Foundation provides inmates, who are practicing Christian Scientists, with a cell phone and 1-year data plan plus a small grant following their release. If anyone knows of an inmate soon to be released, who could benefit from this service, contact: Jeff Harbin, Grant Administrator at The Principle Foundation: firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Another group serving students of Christian Science following their release is The Embraced: Fully Project–sponsored by The Principle Foundation. Their mission is to help inmate’s transition from prison smoothly back into society. They do this by forming what they call “Angel Teams,” (small groups of Christian Science volunteers, located near where the inmate will reside). Angel Team members do a variety of important activities such as pick-up and transport former-inmates to their first night of housing, help them get proper documentation, help them find work, offer them short-term transportation, including rides to a Christian Science church service, and more. For information, contact email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org.