Nationally, more than 1.7 million juvenile cases are processed in juvenile court and the penal system, and more than 2 million adults are incarcerated in adult correctional institutions. The penal system is one of the leading stock options on Wall Street. It is our mission to "set the captives free" with the Word of God, and reclaim our youth, adults, and their families for the Kingdom of God. We are committed through prayer, spiritual guidance, mentoring, and education to be the "salt of the earth" and minister the Gospel of Jesus Christ to wayward juveniles and incarcerated adults. In addition, it is our charge to assist juveniles and adults to become re-acclimated back into society with their families. We are encouraged that as God's Word goes forth, the shackles of mental and physical bondage will be broken. To God be all the glory!
Some of the services that the Living Word Christian Center Prison and Family Outreach Ministry ("LWCCPM") can provide on an as-needed basis are:
Legal Service Referral
- LWCCPM is not a law office, however, it is part of our mission to refer individuals to reputable Christian attorneys and/or legal agencies who will provide the best possible service.
Inmate Pen-Pal Correspondence
- Provide encouragement and spiritual guidance through correspondence with residents in Division X and XI and Illinois State Correctional Facilities.
- Introduce Bill Winston and LWCC to residents in local and statewide correctional institutions.
- LWCCPM visits inmates at the Cook County Department of Corrections (Divisions X and XI) to enthusiastically share the Word of God and pray with the inmates.
The Living Word Christian Center Prison Ministry also provides spiritual guidance in the following areas:
- Provide one-on-one spiritual guidance to youth and adult members of Living Word Christian Center. Also, spiritual guidance is provided for inmates and Cook County Department of Corrections (Divisions X and XI). Specifically, helping inmates with re-acclimation back into society and with their families.
Provide spiritual guidance and information to families in crisis. More specifically:
- Parents with a child incarcerated
- Husbands with wives incarcerated
- Wives with husbands incarcerated
- Children with one or both parents incarcerated
- Provide one-on-one spiritual guidance for individuals seeking deliverance from drugs and alcohol
- Provide spiritual guidance to families who are dealing with addictive "loved ones".
- Provide literature to youth and adults
- Conduct seminars on dangers of drug and alcohol abuse to LWCC members and surrounding communities.
- Through our partnership with Madden Mental Health Facility in Forest Park, Illinois, we are committed to providing the best possible treatment and care to those seeking such help-- for themselves and/or for loved ones.
In addition, the Prison Ministry is available to facilitate seminars and/or lectures for the following: Correctional Institutions, Churches, Schools, and Businesses.