The primary focus of men’s ministry is those in jails and
prisons, following a Matthew 25 relational approach. Many of these men are searching
for another way but have not had positive influences for much of their lives.
We believe these individuals can be the most receptive to the message of the
Gospel. Our ministry provides relational resources to help men learn more about
living a Christ-centered life, giving them the ability to also help others.
We build personal relationships with those we work with and
share our hope and experience with those who are willing to hear it. We focus
on teaching, mentoring, guidance, counsel in truth and an open door to help prepare
those we serve for better results. Our ministry helps participants create a
stable living environment and find employment and jobs training.
Our work is focused in Hamilton County, in partnership with Mary’s
Bridge, The LIT Movement and Celebrate Recovery Price Hill. Our
team effort takes us to the Warren & Butler County jails and Ohio State
Prison in Lebanon. Together, we are making strong progress.
“For it is God who
works in you, both to will and to work for his good pleasure.” Phil 2:13 ESV
Although jails and prisons are not the only place we work,
those who are behind bars have significant hurdles to overcome without returning
to negative behaviors. Approximately 85% of those in jail are there because of
substance abuse. The current opioid epidemic has left overdose and fatality
rates at an all-time high. We believe our ministry, in parallel with similar
efforts in BLOC’s Women’s Ministry, is the best opportunity at a grassroots
level to turn the tide.
For further inquiries, please contact Steve Fullam: firstname.lastname@example.org.