Vision Outreach Ministries

Reaching those in Our Local Prisons and their Families

We are an outreach of Vision Church @ Christian International. Our ministry was birthed out of a heart to see hearts changed who had been trapped by bad choices. We offer hope and deliverance to those who have lost hope and have been bound by sin, disappointment and traps of Satan.

Reaching Beyond Prisons

We started in the Prisons and jails and realized that not only the one incarcerated was affected but the whole family. The recidivism rate for those who get out of prison and jail is extremely high. The families are left without an income and children are left without the guidance of one or both parents. Often relatives have to take the children or they go to foster care. Children do not see the cause of the separation. They only know the one they loved is not there. They often become rebellious and follow the same path which leads to poverty and despair.

With Growth Came Greater Opportunities to Meet the Need

As ministry increased we saw many get saved and begin a life in the Spirit. Those who found Christ began to be hungry for the Word. To meet the needs we continually saw, we offered these outreaches.

  • Chapel Services – we hold services just like we have at our own church with worship, testimony, prophetic call outs, prayers and preaching.
  • Bible Studies – Dedicated to grounding those Christians in the Word of God.
  • FIT – Family Integrity Training, a 100 hour life skills Faith Based transition course. This curriculum gives weekly facilitating to a small group of inmates who desire to change their lives and become Disciples of Christ. They finish 6 different topics: Parenting, Finances, Addictions, Dating and Marriage, Anger Dynamics, and Dealing with Problem solving.
  • Letter Writing – Many are lonely and have no family to encourage them and may never get any mail. We may be the only ones who are able to share the love of God to them.
  • Angel Tree – This is an outreach to the children of Inmates. We are able to help keep families connected by giving Christmas gifts on behalf of the incarcerated parent. This is also a financial blessing to the caregiver of the children.
  • After Care – We are able to help certain ones who are getting out of jail or prison to get a place to stay or help them find a job. We connect them to community resources that can help them to succeed. We offer mentoring to them and help them transition back to society.
  • Nursing Home Ministry – Not forgetting those who are often overlooked because they are not able to attend church.

Join Us In Changing Lives

We have many opportunities to participate with us.

  1. Volunteer to go into a jail or prison or nursing home
  2. Mentoring those who have been released and give guidance and support
  3. Provide materials for the FIT Training ($12 per student)
  4. Buy gifts for the children of Angel Tree
  5. Donate cookies, coffee, condiments and cups, napkins for our graduations and Christmas programs
  6. Provide pens and pencils and paper and folders
  7. Provide furniture, bedding, food and cleaning supplies for a half-way house.
  8. Write an inmate
  9. Help us with raising funds for the ministry
  10. Pray and tell someone about our needs

Questions or to Find Out How to Help