Bible Correspondence Ministry
These studies focus on the contents of the Bible. They are designed specifically with the needs of inmates in mind and are available free of charge to any Canadian inmate or their immediate family members.
How it works:
- Redemption Prison Ministry’s correspondence courses are promoted by prison Chaplains, by materials distributed into the prisons, and by one inmate telling another.
- Inmates from across Canada write to the Cambridge Ontario head office asking to enroll in the Bible correspondence courses.
- Each student is assigned a personal trained Instructor who will grade their completed work and write them letters of encouragement.
- The student is sent the study booklets and accompanying books along with postage paid envelopes to return their completed work in.
- The student completes each course one booklet at a time and upon satisfactory completion of each course is awarded a Certificate.
- After the completion of Level 1, each student receives a Graduation Package. This includes a study Bible and other devotional books.
- Throughout their time enrolled with Redemption Prison Ministry, the student will receive other books and study helps to aid their study and understanding of the Bible.
Our ministers; Revs. Rudy de Vries, Marty Slingerland and Richard Vander Vaart, seek to visit many of the Ontario, Pacific and Atlantic Region prisons on a regular basis. This is done to provide a face to our ministry, an opportunity for our students to personally interact with us regarding their studies, and a time for open discussion and prayer.
Revs. de Vries, Slingerland and Vander Vaart also meet with inmates who have requested a visit through their Chaplain even though they may not be currently enrolled in our Bible courses.
In other parts of Canada, there are others who will visit our students for the same purpose.
We provide support to eligible students taking their first steps back into society.
The Stepping Out Support Team has regular meetings with their student including Scripture meditation, prayer, an around the table sharing time, and time spent discussing the core member’s life “on the street” in all of its various components.