“For the Lord hears the needy and does not despise His own people who are prisoners.” Psalm 69:33
What We Do
Inside Local Detention Center
- Cell to Cell Ministry
- Bible Study Leader
- We hand out Bibles, Bible Studies, and daily devotional booklets.
- We also make recreational reading material available to the inmates.
- Monthly Prison Ministry Team Members
- We have volunteers go to Craggy prison and provide a Worship Service.
- We take trusted inmates out to the church services and other edifying events.
- Bible Tool Box Project
- We visit other churches with our Bible Tool Box to take in used bibles to provide for our ministry.
- The Bible Tool Box generates an awareness of the Blue Ridge Prison and Jail Ministries.
- Delivering Bibles to Prisons and Jails
- Whatever bibles are donated to our ministry that cannot make it to the prison or jail. We give to organizations where the bibles can further the gospel of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
- Ministry Display
- We go to special events, mission conferences, social concern fairs. Where we set up a display, answer questions, and distribute literature.
Detention Center Volunteer Activities
- Volunteer Hours: 1298
- Bibles Distributed: 473
- New Testaments Distributed: 147
- Devotional Booklets Distributed: 589
- Bible Studies Distributed: 345
- Recorded Professions of Faith: 26
Outside Local Detention Center
- Extended Family/Hot Dog and a Hug Team
- During family visitation times at the jail, our team provides snacks as well as counseling, to inmates families who are visiting their loved ones.
- Group Therapy
- We have monthly meetings for the family and friends of inmates, helping each other through the trauma of their situation.
- Administrative Assistant
- We have several office needs that are met by emailing a newsletter monthly and resource sheet maintenance which provides families with resources to get their needs met such as food, jobs, clothing, recovery houses, infant resources to name a few.
- Children’s Mentors
- We have ten churches that have partnered with the Blue Ridge Prison and Jail ministry who provide mentoring services to the children visiting their loved ones in jail.
- Huggable Packages
- Food (Spiritual & Physical)
- Christian 12 Step Addiction
- We are partnered with various churches as well as organizations who provide everything from
- First Contact-Drug Addiction Ministry Firstcontactwnc.org
- Narcotics Anonymous
- Alcoholics Anonymous
- Celebrate Recovery
- Bldg 109 Fellowship
- Members from Blue Ridge Ministry helping former inmates transition into local fellowship.
Activities – Volunteers
- Christmas Program
- Annual Training
- Volunteer Fellowship Dinner