Good News regularly receives requests for new ministries from correctional facilities across the United States and from our inception in 1961, has worked diligently at being known as a highly reliable source of Chaplains for correctional facilities across the nation. Because we have exacted the highest standards from our Chaplains and adhere to biblical principles, we are highly regarded by the correctional community.
What does it take to have a Good News Chaplain in your facility?
Very little is required to have a full-time Good News Chaplaincy established in your facility. We ask the facility to provide an office for the Chaplain within the secured area if at all possible, to facilitate the Chaplain’s ministry. The Chaplain’s office should have basic equipment such as a desk, chair, filing cabinet, and a telephone with access to long distance service. Many facilities also tie the Chaplain into the internal computer network to facilitate reporting. The office should be large enough to provide for storage of ministry support materials such as literature, Bible study materials, etc., or a place to store such material should be made available for the Chaplain’s use. The office should also be large enough to allow a meeting between Chaplain and inmates for counseling purposes as needed.
The Chaplain needs to be established as a member of the staff so that he/she may minister freely within the entire facility. This also enables him/her to become a valued and respected part of the correctional team.
How can your facility establish a Good News Chaplaincy?
For 45+ years, it has been an honor to work with many of the finest correctional facilities in the country and it would be a privilege to work with yours. Having done this for so many years, we recognize that every correctional facility is unique unto itself. Every Good News Chaplaincy is tailored to meet the specific needs of the facility in which he/she will serve. We would welcome the opportunity to talk to you personally about a Good News Chaplaincy for your facility. Should that be a possibility, please contact us at 1-800-220-2202 or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org.