Redemption Prison Ministry


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.

  • 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.

In-Prison Visitation

Our ministers; Revs. Rudy de Vries, Marty Slingerland, Richard Vander Vaart, and Mitchell Ramkissoon seek to visit many of the Ontario, Pacific, Atlantic and Prairie 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, Vander Vaart, and Ramkissoon also meet with inmates who have requested a visit through their Chaplain even though they may not be currently enrolled in our Bible courses.


Reintegration Ministries

We provide support to eligible students taking their first steps back into society.

Our reintegration teams have 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.

"Grace and peace be multiplied unto you. As always I am very thankful for your words of encouragement and enlightenment that I always receive back from you with my corrected lessons. I must however emphasize that I was truly and extremely enlightened by your explanation of my question about “working out your salvation.” After reading your note, I am much more enlightened thanks to you (through God’s direction), I am able to share this enlightenment with my fellow cell mates as we endeavor to read and study God’s word together. Secondly, once again, thanks also for your great enlightenment on “the Kingdom of God”. I have truly struggled with this for a long time, lacking the true understanding, but once again, your note of information has shed a much greater light on this amazing narrative’ The coming of God’s Kingdom”. I do have one question, what is meant by the church reaching to maturity? Thank you in advance for your words of enlightenment to my questions. In Christ,"
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