The Bread of Life – Selected Bible Stories

The following studies are from the Bread of Life Bible Studies series, which was created by WELS Prison Ministries. More studies from the Bread of Life series, along with background information, are available. Learn more.

The Bread of Life – Women of the Bible

The following studies are from the Bread of Life Bible Studies series, which was created by WELS Prison Ministries. More studies from the Bread of Life series, along with background information, are available. Learn more.

The Bread of Life – The Ten Commandments

The following studies are from the Bread of Life Bible Studies series, which was created by WELS Prison Ministries. More studies from the Bread of Life series, along with background information, are available. Learn more.

The Bread of Life – The Sermon on the Mount

The following studies are from the Bread of Life Bible Studies series, which was created by WELS Prison Ministries. More studies from the Bread of Life series, along with background information, are available. Learn more.

The Bread of Life – Selected Psalms

The following studies are from the Bread of Life Bible Studies series, which was created by WELS Prison Ministries. More studies from the Bread of Life series, along with background information, are available. Learn more.

The Bread of Life – People of the Bible

The following studies are from the Bread of Life Bible Studies series, which was created by WELS Prison Ministries. More studies from the Bread of Life series, along with background information, are available. Learn more.

The Bread of Life – Parables

The following studies are from the Bread of Life Bible Studies series, which was created by WELS Prison Ministries. More studies from the Bread of Life series, along with background information, are available. Learn more.

The Bread of Life – Life Skills

The following studies are from the Bread of Life Bible Studies series, which was created by WELS Prison Ministries. More studies from the Bread of Life series, along with background information, are available. Learn more.

The Bread of Life – Prayer

The following studies are from the Bread of Life Bible Studies series, which was created by WELS Prison Ministries. More studies from the Bread of Life series, along with background information, are available. Learn more.

The Bread of Life – The Christian Church Year

The following studies are from the Bread of Life Bible Studies series, which was created by WELS Prison Ministries. More studies from the Bread of Life series, along with background information, are available. Learn more.

The Bread of Life – The Christian Life

The following studies are from the Bread of Life Bible Studies series, which was created by WELS Prison Ministries. More studies from the Bread of Life series, along with background information, are available. Learn more.

 

Prison Ministry Bible Studies

A complete list of Bible Teaching Series Bible studies and resources can be found on the order form below.  All of the Bible studies were designed for use in jails and prisons.  They require no instructor; a student can complete a course working independently.  At the end of each Bible study is a test that can be mailed to WELS Prison Ministry.  Volunteers will go over the test and give the prisoner feedback on his answers, and WELS Prison Ministry will send the next course in the series.

Bible Teaching Series courses are published in two levels:  Level 1 Bible Teaching Series course booklets will be mailed for at no charge to any prisoner or inmate, and are available without charge to prison chaplains.  Level 2 books are only distributed through WELS chaplains.

Sample portions of Level 1 courses, The Death and Rising of Jesus Christ, Overcoming the Guilt of Sin, and Jesus is Lord, Addiction is Not, can be downloaded to give you an idea of the format of these books.  We have included a sample portion of the Level 2 course, The Lord Cares for Me,  a study of Psalm 23 taught in narrative style.  Other samples include a section from our Prison Ministry devotional book, Scripture Passages and Prayers and (in the Ministry to the Released resources)  a devotion from our Water of Life series.  All samples are copyrighted by WELS Special Ministries and may not be published or sold without the expressed, written permission of WELS Special Ministries.

The Bible Teaching Series Bible studies were designed for use in jails and prisons, however, you will discover that with a few adaptations, they may also be used in other situations.  Churches or individuals interested in purchasing Level 1 or Level 2 Bible Teaching Series booklets for use outside of correctional facilities may purchase them from Northwestern Publishing House.

Looking for more Bible study options? Try the Bread of Life Bible Studies.


For more information, contact Prison Ministries.

WELS PRISON MINISTRY
PO Box 452
New Ulm, MN 56073
prisonministry@wels.net
Telephone: 507-354-3130
Fax: 507-354-3219

Ministry to the Released

Below are resources to assist in ministering to those released from prison. More resources, including Recovery Bible studies and a life skills course called Facing Freedom, can be found on the Institutional Ministries (WLIM) web site.

Guidelines for Dealing with Sexual Offenders – These guidelines give thoughtful guidance for congregations who want to keep members safe, obey the laws and rules that govern probation, and minister with Word and Sacrament to people convicted of sexual offenses.

Water of Life – View a sample teacher’s guide and student lesson from the Water of Life Bible study.

Prison Ministry Promotional Resources

Find resources to promote prison ministry in your congregation. Resources include prison ministry and jail ministry brochures along with information on how to support this valuable ministry with your offerings.

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