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From Crime to Christ

Sharing a Hope that leads to a changed life

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Transforming Lives,
Saving Tax Dollars

GRO Pod improves recidivism by more than 50%

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The Great Commission

Each year over 1,500 inmates pray to
receive Christ in the intake area alone

Forgotten Man Ministries brings together inmates, chaplains, and lay-workers in the study and ministry of God’s Word.

FMM chaplains conduct daily in-house jail ministries that include Biblical one-on-one counseling, Bible correspondence courses, group Bible studies, discipleship training units (GRO Pods), distribution of Bibles and Christian books, showing of Christian DVD’s, and the facilitation of pastor visits and local church worship services.

Presently, Chaplain Al Novak, a full-time missionary with Forgotten Man Ministries, heads up a staff  including part-time Assistant Chaplain Sue Nolff,  and part-time GRO Pod Chaplain Leo Wynne – in addition to 25 volunteer associate chaplains involved in a variety of daily team ministries.

There are over 150 jail ministry volunteers assisting in discipleship mentoring monthly.

FMM Ministry Update for December, 2015

Bible Study Classes

200

Bible Courses Issued

244

Bible Lessons Graded

1,294

Professions of Faith

98 +

"Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations (including inmates) ...Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you." Matthew 28:19,20

News

Chaplaincy Training

Forgotten Man Ministries trains volunteer jail ministry chaplains online using the jailministry.org learning system.  A volunteer candidate must apply and be accepted before beginning their jail ministry training.  A $25 Course Registration fee applies for candidates upon receiving login information.  Candidates are not guaranteed a volunteer spot in the jail.  All applicants must complete the online training course and a Genesee County Jail Guidelines questionnaire issued through Chaplain Novak.  In addition, one must submit to a criminal history background check and be granted approval by the sheriff in order to enter the county jail and conduct any jail ministry.
REGISTRATION HERE IS NOW OPEN

Announcements

 

GENESEE MISSION FELL $24,000 BEHIND DURING OUR LAST FISCAL YEAR.  INDIFFERENCE SEEMS TO BE THE CULPRIT.  MANY AREA CHRISTIANS TAKE THE ATTITUDE THAT WE SHOULD GIVE ‘EM (speaking of inmates) BREAD AND WATER AND BEAT ‘EM TWICE A DAY.  THIS CERTAINLY IS NOT THE HEARTBEAT OF OUR LORD JESUS WHO REQUIRES HIS FOLLOWERS TO “LOVE YOUR ENEMIES”..

MAY WE ASK GOD TO OPEN OUR HEARTS TOWARD HIS COMPASSION THAT WE MIGHT BE LIKE JESUS, HIS PERFECT IMAGE..

THANK YOU.  CHAPLAIN AL

Testimony

GRO Pod Student Tim says that God HImself is in his soul: I was lost with god up here even when I would go to church. Since being accepted into the GRO Pod I have been getting excited. It's like God Himself is in my soul. I want to get up out of my seat and praise Him. Thank you so much. You do not know how much the GRO Pod means to me. Everytime I think about doing something wrong, I think of (WWJD) What Would Jesus Do? I then thank God for HIs mercy. When I here the words of Christ I recognize I am a sinner who really wants to get his life right, not only mine, but my family and friends too. Thank you from the bottom of my heart; I really mean it and it's not hogwash. I want to leave the darkness and come to the light of life. Thanks again.
- DEC. GRO POD HOURS: 85