About Alpha Prison Ministries
To evangelize and disciple men who happen to be prisoners and former inmates
We Are Not a “Large” Prison Ministry
Alpha Prison Ministries does not have thousands of supporters, we are much smaller than we appear. One reason you may get the impression this is a large ministry is that we adhere to a standard of excellence in everything we do. We represent Jesus Christ, and he is worthy of nothing less than our best. Some very committed and talented people make this ministry operate efficiently and professionally, giving it the appearance of being larger than it is.
We do however serve a big God and would be glad to have you join us.
Over 30 Years of Prison Ministry
Alpha Prison Ministries began in November, 1983 with only three volunteers and a vision to provide Bible studies and one-on-one mentoring of prison inmates. From the beginning, our success, and the difference we have made, has been measured one life at a time. Each prisoner we reach usually translates into that prisoner reaching others, so the results are multiplied many times over.
Our vision is to expand beyond the seven correctional facilities now being served. The state of Michigan has over 40 state prisons and 14 work camps. Alpha Prison Ministries seeks to serve more of these facilities through the prayers, financial support, and volunteers who choose to join us in this endeavor. If God has prompted you to help in some way, there are opportunities listed below for various methods of support.
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- Servant MinistersAlthough intimidating for most people at first, serving men in prison through our one on one Bible studies becomes addicting. Even though you are giving, what you receive back is why many of our volunteers have been doing this for many years.
- MentorsIn sharing your experiences with an Alpha House resident, you enrich their life as well as your own. We invite you to share in the life changing process as former inmates make a transition to become not only better citizens, but people with hope and purpose.
- Maintenance WorkersPerhaps your gift is not in working with people so much as it is your mechanical abilities. The rewards of contributing your skills such as plumbing and electrical are just as meaningful.
- Prayer SupportThe power of prayer is never to be underestimated. We maintain a list of specific needs on our Prayer Requests page that is available to those who want to make a difference by remembering us in your prayers.
- Financial SupportLike many other ministries, we are supported solely by the voluntary gifts of those who wish to support us. We receive no federal or state funding. We trust fully in God to support us through his people. Your gift is more than simply a tax deductible contribution, it is God using you to make a real difference in people's lives.
- Donated ItemsPerhaps you have something besides money to give. Please feel free to call if you believe that an item you have could be useful to our ministry. We can provide a reciept for the value of the item for tax reporting purposes.
- Job OpeningsWe could be a valuable resource for your business whether your need for help is immediate or future. We can also keep you updated with the people available and their skills so you can decide when they may be a good match to your needs. Your willingness to hire someone with a criminal record not only helps keep them from resorting to crime again, it often produces a dedication that exceeds regular employees. Because the reputation of Alpha Prison Ministries accompanies the people we send, our screening process is very comprehensive and helps assure you are getting men of godly character and work ethic.