A number of Safer Communities Ministry staff and volunteers serve as Chaplains in the Union County Jail. The number and required qualifications of Chaplains varies from state to state.
According to the NC Department of Corrections, over 100 Chaplains served this state’s inmate population in the spring of 2000. In that role, they provided worship services, Bible studies, seminars, counseling sessions, segregation visits, and special events.
Vision for the NC Department of Correction Chaplaincy Program
Is to provide the highest quality leadership to inmates and staff for spiritual awareness and development as it relates to personal and community life by:
- Providing an inclusive ministry that connects and prepares persons for life beyond the walls;
- Offering opportunities for spiritual growth;
- Being a voice of hope for the hopeless;
- Modeling decency and high moral standards.
At SCM we believe that the Chaplaincy is an integral part of the Recidivism Solution as ex-offenders encounter men and women of God and receive a personal invitation to allow God to work lasting change in their lives.
To find out more about the NC Department of Corrections Chaplaincy Program, click here.