Ministry Conducted Inside Prison
Certain prerequisites are required and participation in Mentorship require a minimum of one year commitment
Residents Encounter Christ (REC) Retreats (http://www.cm-rec.org/RECDB) - Prerequisites:
Participation in weekend retreat (Together Encounter Christ (TEC), Cursillo, Walk to Emmaus or other charismatic retreat), Department of Corrections facility training including background check (3 hours)
Time commitment:1 day team formation, 2 1/2 days retreat weekend and1/2 day reunion the Saturday following the retreat.
REC Connect – if interested in followup from retreat, monthly meetings following REC retreat at the facility with song, worship and teachings to support a Christ Centered Community within the prison;
Charis Retreats - http://www.charismn.com/index.php - Prerequisite: participation in weekend type retreat like Together Encounter Christ (TEC), Cursillo or Walk to Emmaus type plus DOC facility training and background check- 3 hours; Time commitment: 3 days team formation (1 outside the facility and 2 inside), 3 1/2 day retreat weekend (Thursday evening thru Sunday) and1/2 day reunion the Saturday following the retreat.
Bible Study – meets on a weekly basis; commitment for 1 year. Rotating list of volunteers - may only need to attend once a month.
One to One Mentoring - transition programs - Training and support provided by Prison Fellowship (https://www.prisonfellowship.org) - one year commitment