LANSING

LANSING PRISON MINISTRY

Our Lansing Prison Ministry is a wonderful opportunity for fellowship and discipleship as you worship alongside inmates who are striving to turn their life around through God’s word. Our volunteer Prison Ministry team members participate in monthly worship services with Beauty for Ashes and Family Restoration banquets with Brothers in Blue.

Services are held on the first Wednesday of each month at the minimum facility and the third Thursday of each month at the maximum facility from 7:00-8:00 PM. If you would like more information or have questions about getting involved in this ministry, contact Daryl Bredemeier at 816-616-9598 or dbredemeier@att.net.

CHRISTMAS 2021

In the past, our Briarcliff Church family has been very generous in adopting the children/family members of the Christian men participating in the Lansing Correctional Facility Christmas banquet. It’s hard to convey how much these men appreciated being able to give their loved ones a gift.  Unfortunately, as Covid-19 precautions continue, few volunteers and visitors are allowed in the facility. Because of this policy, the banquet is limited to just the men this year.

In addition to family gifts at past banquets, the multi-church Beauty for Ashes ministry has given each of the 115 Brothers in Blue participants a  Christmas gift bag.  Several area churches work together to gather the supplies for these bags. These bags are full of simple items that the men appreciate; toiletries, pen, paper, and food/snacks, etc.  It’s been a particularly difficult time for the men due to the extra isolation and these bags will be uplifting and let them know they’re not forgotten!

Last year, with abundant generosity, the Briarcliff Church family donated to these bags. We are participating in this gift program again this year and are asking for donations of the following:

  1. Individual packets of hot chocolate
  2. Individual packets of oatmeal
  3. Individual packets of microwave popcorn

We will be accepting donations in the lobby from Sunday, Nov. 14 – Sunday, Dec. 5. Thank you in advance for what you are able to provide!

PRISON MINISTRY PRAYER GUIDE

Our vision is to minister to those in prison

 Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.
Hebrews 13:3

Pray for the Lord to give us caring and compassionate hearts for prisoners and their families that are suffering in our communities and throughout the world.

And when did we see you sick or in prison and visit you?’ And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
Matthew 25:37-40

Lord, help me to remember that ministering to people in need of mercy and grace, such as prisoners and their families, is the same as if doing it for You.

For godly grief produces a repentance that leads to salvation without regret, whereas worldly grief produces death.
2 Corinthians 7:10

Father God, we pray that the prison ministry will lead the unsaved to you in godly sorrow that brings repentance that leads to salvation.

Deliver me from sinking in the mire; let me be delivered from my enemies and from the deep waters.
Psalm 69:12-14

O LORD, in Your abundant loving devotion, we pray that you will lift up your children in prison and protect them from the evil that surrounds them.