New courses to reach prisoners

By April 16, 2014
Photo by CBI

(Photo by CBI)

USA (MNN) — New courses at Crossroad Bible Institute are being offered in the reentry program.

Through partnerships with nearly 1,500 reentry agencies, Crossroad Bible Institute staff helps thousands of men and women access the resources they need for success after imprisonment. This service is available to all returners and is free of charge.

Areas of assistance common to the program include access to housing, employment, job preparation, community support, rehab centers, and surrounding churches.

CBI offers three tiers of discipleship courses for students in order to prepare them for reentry. Tier 1 goes through the Biblical Foundation Series and focuses on great truths of the Bible and a survey of the Bible.

What’s new? In addition to the third and final tier of study, research, and academic arm of CBI, Center for Advanced Studies has made significant progress on the new Tier 2 Five-Star Reentry Formation Program which will includes courses on the Christian work ethic, financial stewardship, family values, addiction recovery, and community involvement.

Two of the new Five-Star Reentry courses, All Work Is God’s Work and It All Belongs to God, were completed this year and will be designed and piloted in the coming months.

Students, teachers, and staff are looking forward to the new program that will teach practical and foundational principles for biblical living.

The Center also produced other resources aimed at providing practical guidance for churches, reentry agencies, prison ministries, and the general public. The Seven Secrets for Success in the Work-place leader’s manual was released this year and was piloted by prison chaplains and reentry agencies.

CBI president Dr. David Schuringa also completed work on his newest book, Seven Secrets for Kicking the Habit, which can be found on CBI’s Web site.

How can you get involved? CBI encourages those who want to get involved to become a CBI instructor, volunteer, recruit a CBI student, attend a seminar, or visit the Crossroad Inmate Art Gallery. You can also help financially here.

Pray that the new courses would continue to advance the Gospel and give churches a heart to help those in prison.


  • Karen Shrock says:

    Me and my husband coordinate a Teen Missions base in Pretoria, South Africa. I was doing prison ministry yesterday at the Pretoria Women’s Prison. One of the prayers of the ladies was that they would be better prepared when they are released so they don’t go back to old habits and get rearrested. Do you have any materials or programs going overseas? Do you have any resources we could used to work in the prisons in Africa?


  • Katey Hearth says:

    Hi Karen, thanks for your interest! We don’t have any resources like that right now, but our partner Crossroad Bible Institute probably has something. Your request is right up their alley. You can find their contact info here:

  • Sandra Raakq says:

    Hi Karen,

    Sorry for the late reply. I coordinate the International program at Crossroad Bible Institute and as such I oversee the ministry in South Africa. Why don’t you email me and I can share some pertinent information about CBI South Africa and how they may be able to help.



  • Am a full time minister of the gospel. Am been given permission by the Kenyan government to Preach to both inmates and Prisons staffs in Central, Kenya that has about 13 prisons. Last saturday on 24th January we visited and preached to inmates in Kingongo Nyeri on of the Maximum security Prisons in our Nation Kenya- there are approximately 1760 inmates in this particular prison, We were able to reach out and a number gave their lives to Christ
    This prisoners and others in all other prison all over our nation need Christ and to be shown Christ love, Kindly any help from your ministry is most welcome. May we be those who visit Jesus in Prison
    Evans Gatuota
    Senior Pastor
    Jema Church- King’s Tabernacle Assembly-Kasarani, Nairobi-Kenya

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