Thank you for visiting Rehoboth Jail & Prison Ministries!
Rehoboth Jail & Prison Ministry began in 1987 in Schuyler, Virginia. The ministry will be 31 years old in Macch 2018. For 20 years we functioned under the umbrella of Rehoboth Mennonite Church and we embrace the evangelistic message of the good news of Jesus Christ, His teachings, and ministry to others. In Dec. 2011 Rehoboth Jail & Prison Ministry received our 501 (c) (3) and although we still affiliate with many churches we now have our own tax exempt status. As of March 2017, this ministry will have served in the jails and prisons for 30 years.
Our goals are to establish and strengthen the Christian life of inmates and their families by providing opportunities for worship, instruction, nurturing of children, fellowship, service, mutual aid and brotherly counsel, as well as to establish and strengthen the Christian life of evangelism. We also strive to bring the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the unsaved and to lead them to faith in Christ followed by membership in the greater church body. Ministry outreach programs include:
We are always in need of prayers and volunteers who are willing to serve the needs of inmates and their families. The ministry is also seeking financial sponsorship of Restoration House - a half-way house which we have finally be able to purchase in 2016 and as of May we had most of the remodeling accomplished and we have been seeking a Director of Operations to run the house ever since.
For questions about donating to the Restoration House program, please e-mail or call Ron Baker, Chaplain at (434) 831-2593.
THANK YOU to all our volunteers who make our ministry a success! Your time and efforts in this ministry are greatly appreciated, and RJPM wouldn't exist without you. "And God is able to make all grace abound toward you; that ye, always having all sufficiency in all things, may abound to every good work." (2 Corinthians 9:8)
Rehoboth is a non-profit organization. Offerings and donations are tax deductible.
This material is for institutional counselors to print out for prospective residents of the Restoration House Program
The inmate will have to fill out and mail back to Rehoboth Jail & Prison Ministry the application and other information included here in order to be screened for the program. He or she will have to give permission for the institution to reveal their institutional records and what crime they were convicted of to this ministry in order to be eligible to enter this 12 month Christian program. They will sign the house rules and spiritual guidelines and agree to follow all in order to be eligible.
The application will need to be filled out as completeas possible, lack of doing so could result in the application not being considered.
The house rules are not suggestions, they are rules, if you have no interest in following these rules you do not need to fill out this lengthy application. We have an agreement with local parole if rules are not followed it will mean immediate dismissal from the program and possible being returned to jail or prison.
The spiritual guidelines are also mandatory. Since this program is a Christian based 12 month program it is our desire to help residents to reenter society as we building their spiritual understand of Jesus Christ as well as their social skills.
As you can see there are two copies of the spiritual guidelines and house rules. One copy will be signed by the inmate and witnessed by his or her counselor and will be mailed back to Rehoboth Jail & Prison Ministry and the other copy is for the inmate to keep with him or her as a reminder of these rules.
Along with the above items the inmate in question should try to get :
A. a letter from his or her counselor recommending him or her for the program. This statement should also verify the inmate did read, in the counselor's presence, and is said to understand the house rules and spiritual guidelines and agrees to them. B. a letter from his or her work supervisor as to his work ethics. C. a letter from the chaplain verifying his or her participation is the spiritual program during his or her time at said institution. D. The inmate should also write a letter explaining why he or she think she or he should be approved from the program and explain what ever he or she wants to explain about their incarceration and family situation when they are released