Cross And Key Prison Ministries
“Reconciled through the cross of Christ and set free by the truth of God’s Word.”
Restoring Lives Together
Equipping churches for prison ministry.
Education on criminal justice issues.
Advocacy for reform.
Cross and Key Prison Ministries Sunday, August 27
Did you know that almost 2 million persons are incarcerated in America? Did you know that 29,000 men and women are incarcerated in NC’s state prisons alone? Jesus said, “I was in prison and you visited me. When you have done it to the least of these, you have done it to me!” Without a doubt, our prisons are one of the greatest mission fields in the world.
Cross and Key Prison Ministries, and it predecessor, Disciple Bible Outreach Ministries, has been helping churches from Murphy to Manteo become involved in prison ministry since 1999. This summer, Cross and Key Prison Ministries celebrated 24 years of prison ministry! On Sunday, August 27, the Western North Carolina and North Carolina Conferences will celebrate Cross and Key Prison Ministries Sunday with a special offering. Cross and Key Prison Ministries helps local congregations begin new prison ministry programs, supports exiting prison ministries and advocates for prison reform in keeping with our Social Principles.
To learn more about this important ministry and ways your church can become involved, please contact Executive Director Mark Hicks directly at 336-689-1443 / [email protected].
Letter from Western North Carolina Conference Bishop Ken Carter
Letter from North Carolina Conference Bishop Connie Shelton
Cross and Key Prison Ministries Presents:
Toolkit for Prison Ministry
Video Replay – Cash/Bail Policy in NC
Lives Being Changed
Hearing and sharing life stories are the best.
Enjoy this testimony from Zack.
Cross and Key Prison Ministries: Zach’s Story from the North Carolina Conference of the United Methodist Church.
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Equipping, Education and Advocacy
Cross and Key Prison Ministries is a collaborative ministry of the North Carolina and Western North Carolina Conferences of the United Methodist Church. Our Mission: “Equipping churches for prison ministry, Education on criminal justice issues and Advocacy for reform.”
300 N. Howe Street
Southport, NC 28461
P.O. Box 358
Oak Island, NC 28465
Toll-free (855) 980-7400
“The need is so great and the work is so hard but doing this ministry gives me the greatest joy.” ~ A Volunteer
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