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2024 J-Term Elective Course: Ministry to and with Prisoners

January 3 - January 14


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2024 J-Term Elective Course
Ministry to and with Prisoners January 3-14
This course will explore many facets of ministering in prison.  Jesus expects his followers to engage with those in prison and in so doing meet him (Mt. 25:36).  Almost everyone in ministry eventually encounters the need for ministry to those in jail or prison.  This course will include topics such as life in prison, prison congregations, relating to those incarcerated, injustices in the prison system, the challenges of reentry, mass incarceration, and the transformative power of education.
The classes will feature interviews with prison wardens, recently released inmates, currently incarcerated prisoners, and those in prison ministry.  As times and circumstances allow, the class will travel to Mississippi State Penitentiary to interact with prisoners and MDOC employees to see what God has been doing there and the changes that have happened and are happening (4 days:  Jan. 3-7)). The class will also spend half a day in Memphis in order to visit the Civil Rights Museum there.

For more information or to express interest, contact Dr. John Rottman (jmr9@calvinseminary.edu or 616 634 6976)


January 3
January 14
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