JAIL MINISTRY ONLINE VIDEO TRAINING is designed to accompany the book, Jail Ministry: Preparing Christians to Effectively Volunteer
Cost: FREE.  Just purchase the book, find the discount code inside, and register below. 

Whether you are new, exploring what volunteering in jail is like, or a seasoned volunteer looking to increase your skills, author, Dr. Karen Swanson, Director of the Correctional Ministries Institute, will walk with you through this process.   

The purpose of this training is to expand your knowledge, develop the skills for effective ministry and help you increase your commitment to Christ and your calling to jail ministry.  

Participants will be able to understand the unique characteristics, roles, and responsibilities and gain insight into those who live and work there. Participants will recognize and develop the skills needed to be a quality jail volunteer, learn ways to avoid pitfalls that damage ministry opportunities, and learn how to live out a Biblical foundation for ministry.

The Training Will Accompany Each Chapter Below:

Table of Contents:
  • Jail Ministry: An Overview 
  • A Biblical Foundation
  • WANTED: Quality Volunteers
  • The Jail
  • Jail Personnel: Roles and Responsibilities
  • Safety and Security
  • Recognizing and Responding to Manipulation
  • The Criminal Justice System
  • Jail Residents
  • Thinking Errors
  • General Ministry Skills
  • Jail Ministries



Free to Register



Read Each Chapter
Watch A Brief Video
Pass The Quiz


After successfully completing the training, you will be able to download your certificate.





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