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The Bruised Reed: Prison Ministry at LaGrave

    "Here is my servant, whom I uphold, my chosen one in whom I delight...A bruised reed he will not break, and a smoldering wick he will not snuff out. In faithfulness he brings forth justice; he will not falter or be discouraged til he establishes justice on earth."  This servant will come "to free captives from prison and to release from the dungeon those who sit in darkness."  (from Isaiah 42 NIV)

"Here is my servant whom I have chosen...I will put my Spirit on him and he will proclaim justice to the nations." (Matthew 12:18 NIV)

Those in prison, the bruised reeds of Isaiah, are the focus of this part of LaGrave's outreach ministry.

A Five-Part Ministry

Crossroad Bible Lessons
Members are involved in grading lessons and writing letters of encouragement to hundreds of prisons around the country. Some members volunteer time in the CBI office. LaGrave also supports CBI financially. 
Members develop a relationship with prisoners through letter writing.
Criminal Justice Chaplaincy
LaGrave has supported this ministry for many years. . Some members have mentored prisoners as they re-entered society.
Members are given opportunity for person to person mentoring of prisoners.
Bible Studies in Prison
Some members of LaGrave are involved in local prison ministry.
Members offer Bible studies with prisoners in a personal setting.


A Church Behind Bars
LaGrave supports the Celebration Fellowship Church in Bellamy Creek Prison in Ionia, MI.     
Members are given fellowship opportunities with prisoners in a worship and Bible study setting.
An After-Care Group
An after-care team is available to help individuals coming out of prison to re-enter society.  
This team will provide a personal safety net for the prisoners as they re-enter society.