At Awana Lifeline our vision is that every child would have a godly father and mother who are building a legacy of faith in Christ. To this end, our mission is to glorify God by inspiring and equipping men and women, families, churches and communities to develop godly parents.
At the core of our work to inspire and equip are four unique programs directed right at the hearts of fathers and mothers. For more information, click on the links below or the images to the right.
Returning Hearts focuses on creating an environment of reconciliation between inmate parents and their children.
Malachi Dads is where fathers develop community and learn to live up to their biblical responsibility as a dad.
Hannah’s Gift teaches incarcerated mothers to foster a healthy relationship with her child of godly influence.
Turn is our annual men’s conference where men are challenged to live lives of daily repentance and reliance upon God.
Beyond these programs, we also have a series of products that support and build on the heartbeat of our core ministry.
Kairos Prison Ministry
Kairos Prison Ministry International, Inc. is a Christian faith-based ministry that addresses the spiritual needs of incarcerated men, women, youth, and their families. By sharing the love and forgiveness of Jesus Christ, Kairos hopes to change hearts, transform lives and impact the world. Kairos sprang from the Cursillo movement and is supported by volunteers from the 4th Day movements such as Cursillo, National Episcopal Cursillo, Presbyterian Cursillo, Lutheran Via de Cristo, The Upper Room’s Walk To Emmaus, and independently ecumenical Tres Dias as well as volunteers from independent and non-denominational churches. As a ministry, Kairos embraces a diverse group of volunteers working together to fulfill Christ’s call to action.
The word, Kairos, is a Greek word meaning in God’s Special Time or in the Fullness of Time indicating an opportunity for our participants and guests to re-consider their life choices — as hearts are changed, inmates begin to take responsibility for their actions — it’s like a front row seat at a miracle — transforming lives and impacting the world.
The Kairos method of talks, meditations, and individual and group activities is an invitation to live in a personal relationship with the living Christ. Kairos is not only to help Christ in saving souls, but to put human lives in service — literally to transform prison environments.
So, the most important outcome of the weekend short course is to introduce each of us to Christ’s love so as to enable us to produce a practical realization in our 4th day — the rest of our lives. The need is to insert Christ into a pagan world and its structures. In a sense this represents the dynamic vision of a believer in Christ — alive growing and operating within the Church. Before we can balance the world we must seek to balance the man. It is not primarily a means to resolve personal problems, but to inspire the man to “be” the solution. It is truly a means to “discover the apostle” and allow him to truly live as a follower of Christ.
The Kairos method confronts man with his problems and his personal history and Christ is presented as the only total solution. This in truth can only be done by the man himself — too many distractions tend to make him immune to the journey.
This life long journey is supported in community by the prayer and share group which provides the encouragement and safety for further exploration. It is this continuing community where one finds the strength of ones perseverance and the most efficient way to spread apostolic action.
Prison Fellowship trains and inspires churches and communities — inside and outside of prison — to support the restoration of those affected by incarceration. We equip correctional leaders, volunteers, and incarcerated men and women to make prisons more rehabilitative places; we advocate for a more restorative criminal justice system; and we collaborate with churches and local service providers to support former prisoners, their families, and their communities.
Prison Fellowship seeks to restore those affected by crime and incarceration by introducing prisoners, victims, and their families to a new hope available through Jesus Christ. By nurturing a growing Christian community inside America’s prisons, as well as equipping churches and communities to welcome those men and women home once they finish their sentences, restoration and healing can begin. To accomplish this, we train and inspire churches and communities — inside and outside of prison — to support the restoration of those affected by incarceration.
RCPM Roman Catholic Prison Ministry
Many are becoming more aware of the existence of prison volunteers through friends, media, and the Yellow Ribbon project. But mentioning the Roman Catholic Prison Ministry (RCPM) still draws curious responses from many Catholics include: What’s that? Is there one? What do you do? Which Parish are you from? It beckons therefore to inform our community of our mission, what do we do, who we are, and where we are heading.
To be the compassion of our heavenly Father for our brothers and sisters in Christ: “I was in prison and you visited me.”
Our Core Values
The Roman Catholic Prison Ministry works in an environment which is the primarily focused on discipline and security. To this environment, RCPM brings love, obedience, and humility as three of our core values.
What We Do
1) Eucharistic Celebration / Communion Service;
2) Scriptures Sharing;
3) Faith Exploration, Development & Formation;
4) Administering the Sacraments of Baptism, Confirmation, Reconciliation, Anointing of the Sick & Condemned;
5) Intercessory Prayer; Inner Healing; & Counseling.
Pastoral Assistance & Concierge
2) Impacted Families