Chapter 7 – Ministering To Inmate’s Families


Upon conclusion of this chapter you will be able to:

  • Explain why inmate’s families are often in crisis.
  • Identify ways in which you can minister to inmate’s families.
  • Summarize guidelines for ministering to inmate’s families.


Thousands of families are directly affected each year by having one of their loved ones in a prison or jail. Most of these families are broken and filled with loneliness, anxiety, and feelings of rejection. Few of these families receive adequate attention from the church.

God told Abraham that through him, “all the families of the earth shall be blessed.” As spiritual heirs of Abraham, we too can bless families. This chapter explores ways you and/or your church can be involved in ministering to the families of inmates.

Read over the chapter study material and complete the self-test at the end. After this chapter is completed, mark complete and go to the next lesson.