Welcome to The Church At Prison website. This site is meant to be supportive for people seeking help from a Christian and practical perspective, in understanding and dealing with the Vermont Department of Corrections Prisons, Probation & Parole Field Offices and Christian Ministries operating in each of those areas. We can also offer some help in dealing with the Federal Justice System.
All of us (CAP Staff) are here as God’s ambassadors of reconciliation sent into a mission field that is foreign to most people. It is a society of men and women who have been charged with and some convicted of crimes ranging from petty misdemeanors to atrociously violent felonies.
Yet Jesus said “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.” Mark 2:17 (NKJV) Jesus has sent us to the some of the same people he chose to spend much of his ministry among and shared his death with.
It is our prayer that as you search for information and read some of the stories of inmates and families of inmates working with us, you will be encouraged to understand and choose to follow the Life Principles in the Bible and with the resources available, that you will find hope and peace for your life.
We know that you struggle, at times feeling helpless and hopeless, whether just waiting for news, trying to survive yourselves, or to provide legal, financial, commissary help for your loved ones on the inside. We know that continues after release as well. We therefore urge you to please utilize the support that is available in your area from Prison and Aftercare Ministries.
We (Pastors Pete & Jo) have over twenty five years of combined experience with men and women caught up in the criminal justice system, their family members, friends, Churches and even victims. We work with many others in this field who also have many decades of combined experience. We would like to offer you practical and spiritual support, in whatever way we are able, and to direct you to others who can also lend a hand. We also have had family members affected by the Department of Corrections systems. Please know that we think of you as family joined together with all of us who labor to support those affected by incarceration in the state of VT and beyond.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope. In those days when you pray, I will listen. If you look for me wholeheartedly, you will find me. I will be found by you,” says the LORD. “I will end your captivity and restore your fortunes. I will gather you out of the nations where I sent you and will bring you home again to your own land.” -Jeremiah 29:11-14