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Restorative Justice

Help people impacted by crime to experience mercy, compassion and God’s unconditional love. We minister to inmates, ex-offenders, criminal justice professionals, and families through a wide variety of programs.

Ministry Leader: Betty Waedemon
“I was in prison and you visited Me.”
Matthew 25:36

No life is beyond the reach of God’s power. Restorative Justice Ministry strives to meet the spiritual and educational needs of prisoners and their families with the ultimate goal of seeing them restored to Christ, their families, and their communities.  There are many ways to make a difference.

Check out the Pictures of RJM Sunday 2022

Volunteer Opportunities

  • Freedom Walk: A one hour tour of the Carol Vance Prison to witness the work of the Holy Spirit in a Christian prison.  Your thinking about prison will change in one hour!
  • Alpha in Prison: Guide a small group through aspects of Christian faith with others from Christ Church.
  • Cool Water Ministry: Hand out waters as the officers enter and leave the prison.  Show our law enforcement officials how much we appreciate them.  It you are interested please contact Robert Coffman at rlcoffm@gmail.com.
  • Kairos/Jubilee: A spiritual retreat weekend for inmates similar to Walk to Emmaus emphasizing Forgiveness, Agape Love and God’s grace.
  • Mentoring: Provide support and guidance to inmates.  Show a man how to be a “Godly” man.
  • Angel Tree: Help provide a festive Christmas party for the inmates and their children.  We provide crafts, food, gifts, a photo booth, DJ and memories. Click here to see the latest Angel Tree Video.
  • Tutoring: Provide for the education of inmates on various subjects to prepare them for success in the free world.  Each inmate should have their GED or better before leaving prison.
  • Day with Dad: A party for inmates and their children complete with clowns, inflatables, crafts, photo booth, DJ and food.
  • Crosswalk: Help prisoners as they return to the “free” world.  Lead classes on computers, financial planning, goals, Life Skill Programs, etc. 
  • Life’s Healing Choices: Facilitate a 12-step program.
  • BAMBI (Babies and Mothers Bonding Initiative): A place where incarcerated women who have had a baby while incarcerated can have their babies with them.  Parties are hosted by the Lamplighters 3 times a year.Lamplighters@christchurchsl.org.
  • WHO (Women Helping Ourselves): A treatment alternative to incarceration for women who have a newborn or is pregnant.  Parties are hosted by the Lamplighters 3 times a year. Lamplighters@Christchurchsl.org.
  • RJM Sunday: Help is needed for the RJM information table,  the Joshua Tree and the luncheon.
  • Pen Pal: Writing a prisoner can change lives, your’s and their’s.  A note of appreciation to a Correctional Officer is always much appreciated.

 

Contact Betty Waedemon for information on any of these activities at bbw1m@aol.com , 832.755.7761

Take the Training: To volunteer in the prison for an ongoing event, or to visit 4  times or more, you must be trained by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice every 2 years. Anyone at least 18 years old can be trained. Contact Betty Waedemon at bbw1m@aol.com  with questions.

 

 

The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, Because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted; He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners.”  Isaiah 61 

Volunteer Testimonies

“As with many volunteer opportunities, the wonder of volunteering in the Prison Ministry is not what I am giving to the inmates, it is God’s blessings poured back on me. It is the smile that comes when a particularly difficult math concept is finally understood, it’s seeing joy in eyes over a job done well, it’s seeing hope at the end of a long journey and peace from knowing that God is in control.” -Cherri Cowan

“I became part of a team that served the Lord our God with all of our heart, our mind, and our strength…with joy.” -Robert Crenshaw

To donate to this ministry financially, please select ‘Missions Donations’ and type ‘Restorative Justice’ in the memo line when giving online.