The BCCC Prison Ministry is an amazing opportunity to see many souls come to Yahweh and others renew their relationship in a powerful way. This ministry takes groups of 20 plus individuals into Texas prisons for evangelism. The group goes in on Saturday and Sunday from 7 am to 6 pm each day. We minister in music, testimonies, the preaches word, opportunities for prayer and two-by-two sharing in a supervised environment although none are allowed to leave the prison once admitted for the day. Guards are present at all times and by following the directives of the prison it is a safe environment to evangelize in.
We serve nachos, Kool-Aid and cookies to the inmates. Individuals are encouraged to bring their musical instruments or accompaniment cds. If you have a skit or a talent that will be conducive within the confines of the prisons it will be welcomed. I would imagine praise dancing would be great and perhaps worship flags but those need to be explored. The volunteers come from all walks of life. Some are ex-offenders, some with children incarcerated, other have experienced abuse and very traumatic situations. The volunteers range in age from teens to grandparents. This ministry do not share religion only the gospel. In other words denomination will not be an issue.
Here is the link for the ministry info. The application is available for each outreach. The first time on outreach one can go as a special volunteer but after that you must submit an application with the Texas Department of Correction for a half a day training. This ministry only cost travel to and from the prison and hotel room for the two nights. Four persons usually stay in a room so it is cost effective. You can usually hitch a ride with someone if they are in your area.
I hope that you will consider joining this ministry. Outreaches are every other month. Feel free to contact Min Shanna if you have question
|Lockhart, Texas||February 4&5|
|Childress, Texas||May 20&21|
|Lubbock, Texas||Sept. 23&24|
|Childress, Texas||October 28-29|
To be able to volunteer in the prison system in Texas without hindrance you are required to take a training class. Here is a link to the website so you can electronically register to take the class. If you prefer to mail in your application please fill this form out send it to the address listed on the application.