ADVENTIST PRISON MINISTRY
The role of the State Prison Chaplain is to provide support, nurture and help to Adventist inmates. Chaplains conduct Bible studies and make visits within the Greater Sydney area. Chaplains aren’t the only one’s who can do something.
There are around 1300 men in need of spiritual support and guidance at Long Bay Correctional Complex, one of the biggest and oldest prisons in NSW. The inmates hail from different walks in life, cultural and educational backgrounds, social and economic statuses and age groups, and from different faith traditions and religious organisations.
HOW YOU CAN HELP PRISON MINISTRY
If you think the Lord might be calling you to participate in this ministry, then this is the opportunity to become a Spiritual Mentor.
As a Spiritual Mentor you will be able to:
• Provide an ongoing spiritual support to inmates
• Give inmates an opportunity to be listened
• Offer inmates an opportunity to be reminded as human beings and children of God
• Connect inmates to a Christian community in order to find support upon realise
• Facilitate the continuation of inmates spiritual grow outside jail
• Support inmates in their attempt to pursue their Christian values and faith. Exciting!!! Right?
Meditate and pray about it. Our compassionate father could be inviting you ‘to hear the groans of the prisoners and to set free those who are doomed to die’ (Psalm 102:20).
HOW TO GET STARTED
For more information about this ministry, please contact Wellington on 0430 918 287 or at [email protected].
Long Bay Correctional Complex is located 14km south of Sydney’s central business district. The complex houses the:
- Long Bay Hospital a maximum to minimum security facility for medical and psychiatric cases, and remandees.
- Metropolitan Special Programs Centre (MSCP) a maximum/minimum security facility.
For more information on the complex, please phone (02) 8304 2000 or visit the correctional centre online here. (www.correctiveservices.justice.nsw.gov.au/Pages/CorrectiveServices/custodial-corrections/table-of-correctional-centres/long_bay.aspx)