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The Prisoner

“I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.”…“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!”

Matthew 25:36 & 40

The Prisoner Compassion Initiative is how CityServe educates, equips, and mobilizes local churches to engage with and serve currently and formerly incarcerated individuals.

A Note from Louie

 

The United States has the largest prison population in the world and the highest incarceration rate. The United States accounts for about 4 percent of the world’s population, but has more than a third of its population serving life sentences. Formerly incarcerated individuals are 10 times more likely to become homeless than the general public, and more than half of inmates are parents. The startling numbers and statistics of the prisoner should speak to pastors and church leaders as the harvest is white. The prison system is brimming with women and men who desperately need a fresh revelation of God’s love.

 

The Prisoner—a CityServe Compassion Initiative, educates, equips, and mobilizes local churches in how they can engage with and serve currently and formerly incarcerated individuals. It is vital for churches to understand the needs of their community, which is why The Prisoner Compassion Initiative provides the latest and most effective cognitive and behavioral models of treatment that work alongside faith-based solutions. Churches have opportunities with grants, cutting edge technical support and a goods-in-kind supply chain that meets the tangible needs of the prisoner.

In Matthew, Jesus said, “I was naked, and you gave me clothing. I was sick, and you cared for me. I was in prison, and you visited me.”…“And the King will say, ‘I tell you the truth, when you did it to one of the least of these my brothers and sisters, you were doing it to me!” Matthew 25:36 & 40.

At CityServe, we know the local church is called to help those who are incarcerated or have been incarcerated. We want to empower local churches to walk alongside them, support their families as they reunite, and help them walk in the light.

If your church wants to answer the call to serve prisoners in your community, please reach out to discover how to get started with what you have and where you are.

Louie Wright, Director of The Prisoner Initiative
(661) 558-4441Louie@cityservenetwork.com

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