“…I was in prison and you came to Me…inasmuch as you did it to one of the least of these My brethren, you did it to Me.” (Matthew 25:34-40)
Prison Ministry Vision
The Prison Ministry exists to take the Good News of the Gospel to the inmates of Santa Rita Jail and other correctional facilities in the Bay Area and make disciples. We also aspire to co-labor with the Lord in healing and deliverance.
The intent of the prison ministry at The Well is to take the gospel to those who are incarcerated, establish them in the Word of God, and do all we can to help them, upon release, to continue in their Christian walk and re-enter society as fruitful representatives of Jesus Christ. In the future, we also hope to have homes for men and women, which would serve as half-way houses, to help those who have a need to heal and be discipled before resuming their civilian lives.
We currently minister at San Quentin, D.V.I. Tracy, FCI Dublin in addition to Santa Rita Jail. We have regular chapel services and a communion service that we do for both men and women as well as one-on-one prayer counseling. We are now heading up an aftercare program with the other prison ministries in our area as well. God’s on the move in us and through us!! http://www.openarmstc.org/
We have the opportunity to serve in various capacities to meet the spiritual needs of the inmates as well as support the chaplaincy at the facility. We work in the resource room preparing bibles, Christian reading materials and bible studies to be sent out to the inmates upon request. We also conduct Bible studies in the living areas of the jail.
For those who wish to serve outside the prison, we are always in need of intercessors who have a burden for this kind of ministry. We also help those who have been released, write letters to others who have no family and try to support the families of the inmates in any way we can.