LEADERS & VOLUNTEERS
Transformed By God
Adventist Prison Ministries (APM) Washington coordinates the volunteers reaching out to those affected by incarceration throughout western Washington.
God is using Prison Ministries, to renew hope and transform lives.
Listen to Connie's story about how God gave her a new perspective!
MinistriesMinistry teams (supported by many local churches) offer Bible study and worship services within the major prisons and jails in western Washington.
Progress is continuing to open HOPE House, the first transitional house in the Washington Conference. Located in Tacoma, HOPE House will serve 6 men while they transition back to society from incarceration. Show your support for HOPE House by giving today.
How To Volunteer
Visit a prison or jail to offer worship services and Bible studies, become a Pen Pal, or support returning citizens transition from prison to society. All Prison Ministry volunteers must be Adventist members in good standing and recommended by their local church board. Following is the process to become a new Prison Ministry Volunteer. Submit an interest form (below?) and you’ll be contacted to advise you of your next step.
Become a new APMF volunteer:
Attend the volunteer orientation
Submit the volunteer application
Visit a prison as a one-time guest
Sign the Volunteer Code of Conduct
Receive volunteer status approval from APMF with placement at an institution
Volunteer approval and orientation with the institution
Receive badge as a regular volunteer from the institution and APMF
APMF volunteers stay safe and ready for ministry, through continuing education opportunities. All volunteers will do one of the following options each year:
a. Attend one or more hours of training offered by APMF
b. Attend the NW Prison Ministry Convention (offered every 3 years)
c. Attend one or more hours of other educational forums as approved by the APMF Coordinator.
Adventist Prison Ministry Fellowship
The fellowship is comprised of all Washington Conference Prison Ministry volunteers. The Fellowship meets twice a year for information, inspiration, coordination and fellowship. All active or interested Prison Ministries volunteers are encouraged to attend.
Schedule a Prison Ministry Sabbath
Churches are welcome to host a Prison Ministry emphasis Sabbath throughout the year. A typical Sabbath includes a Prison Ministry volunteer offering the sermon and testimonies offered by former inmates who found Jesus through Adventist Prison Ministry and the volunteer orientation in the afternoon. However, the program can be tailored to your church’s interests.