Returning Citizen Friendly Churches
What is a Returning Citizen Friendly Church?
Any church/ministry that may already have any or all of the following in place:
An established prison ministry. (visits inmates for religious services etc)
Willing to identify a point of contact for returning citizen to meet at the church.
Provides returning citizen with welcome packet or list of ministry services.
Offer information/available resources i.e. food shelf, support groups etc.
Be friendly/welcoming i.e. introduce returning citizen to 2 – 3 people at the church.
Engage “soft questions” to determine ways the church may be of service to them (for example, What are 1-2 of your greatest concerns right now?
Contact may assess if resources are available and/or offer prayer support.