WELS Prison Ministry provides an ever-increasing number of resources for those involved in ministry to both current and former inmates. Links to both individual resources and collections of resources are provided. If you are unable to locate what you are looking for, contact the WELS Prison Ministry Administrator at (414) 256-3243 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Check back frequently to see the latest additions.
Available WELS Prison Ministry Resources
Ministry to currently incarcerated inmates
- Printed material order form
- Prison Ministry Self-Study Bible Course – descriptions and booklet samples
- Supplemental printed Prison Ministry resources – descriptions and samples
- Bread of Life downloadable Bible studies (with leader guides)
Ministry to former inmates and congregational resources
- Congregational guidelines and Bible study samples
- Forward in Christ article on mentoring program
- Training course “Mentoring a Returning Citizen“
Prison Ministry awareness, promotion, and support
Here are recent additions to our list of resources.
- Dealing with Depression and Anxiety. This new Level 1 Bible Self-Study Correspondence Course booklet is now available free through our New Ulm mailing center. A sample (Introduction and Chapter 1) can be downloaded here. Use the order form to obtain copies of the study.
- Our most recent newsletter can be found here.
Links to helpful related resources from ministry partners:
The following links will take you out of the WELS Resource Center Website.
Printed material order form
WELS Prison Ministry provides a variety of resources free of charge to inmates and people ministering to inmates. The order form is for chaplains, pastors, and other individuals who minister to inmates with God’s Word. Downloadable samples of the self-study Bible correspondence courses and the Supplemental material [link] shown on the order form are available. Order forms may be mailed or scanned and emailed to our New Ulm, MN, mailing center:
WELS Prison Ministry
P.O. Box 452
New Ulm, MN 56073
Any inmate can request a Bible directly from our mailing center. We will supply one free-of-charge to the inmate, provided delivery is allowed by the facility in which the inmate is housed. Refer inmates to our ministry-by-mail program (correspondence courses or pen pal letters) at wels.net/refer.
Subscribe to the Prison Ministry newsletter to read inspiring stories about how WELS is sharing the saving gospel message with those who are incarcerated.
Your support helps WELS Prison Ministry reach more inmates with God’s Word. When supporting this ministry through an online gift, be sure to select “Prison Ministry” from the drop down menu.