At Christian Prisoner Fellowship, we’re not about walls; we’re about Bridges … and the heroes that build them.
Since 1982, CPF has trained and certified more than 3,000 volunteers for ministry in the correctional environment. These skilled volunteers work closely with Departments of Correction to assist in meeting specified goals of rehabilitation and re-entry into the community.
Since inception, CPF has partnered with local churches across North America to provide tools to equip committed volunteers with skills, qualifications, and credentials necessary for effective ministry to individuals under correctional supervision and their families.
The Words of Jesus Christ drive the mission of CPF:
“I was in prison, and ye came to me… Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these…, ye have done it unto me” (Matthew 25:36, 40)
The ministry of CPF bears witness to the truth that no life is beyond the reach of God’s grace and power to transform.
Working toward the goal of establishing fellowships and ministry in every federal, state, county, and local correctional and transitional-living facility throughout North America, the Mission of CPF is:
Centered in Jesus Christ – in obedience to His command, “Go ye into all the world, and preach the gospel to every creature.” (Mark 16:15).
Grounded in God’s Word, the Bible — in our lives and in our message, “All scripture is given by inspiration of God, and is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, for instruction in righteousness: that the man of God may be perfect thoroughly furnished unto all good works” (II Timothy 3:16-17).
Dependent upon Prayer — as the foundation and power for anointed ministry, “And when they had prayed, the place was shaken where they were assembled together…” (Acts 4:31).
Partnered with the Church — as the Biblical means and partnership for effective ministry, “…the whole body fitly joined together and compacted by that which every joint supplieth, according to the effectual working in the measure of every part, maketh increase of the body…” (Ephesians 4:16).
Committed to Unity and Spiritual Maturity — with all believers in Jesus Christ, “Till we all come in the unity of the faith, and of the knowledge of the Son of God, unto a perfect man, unto the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ:” (Ephesians 4:13).
Commissioned to Evangelize and Disciple — in obedience to Jesus’ command, “And that repentance, and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations… and behold, I send the promise of my Father upon you; but tarry… until ye be endued with power from on high.” (Luke 24:47-49)
Compelled to Minister Grace and Truth — in accordance with Biblical instruction and revelation, “And the Word was made flesh, and dwelt among us, (and we beheld his glory, the glory as of the only begotten of the Father,) full of grace and truth. For the law was given by Moses, but grace and truth came by Jesus Christ (John 1:14, 17).
Confirmed by the Power and Working of the Holy Spirit — in accordance with Biblical confirmation, “And they went forth, and preached every where, the Lord working with them, and confirming the word with signs following. And my speech and my preaching was not with enticing words of man’s wisdom, but in demonstration of the Spirit and of power; that your faith should not stand in the wisdom of men, but in the power of God” (Mark 16:20, I Corinthians 2:4,5).
Loving Others — by treating all people with grace, trust, and respect, “By this shall all men know that ye are my disciples, if ye have love one to another” (John 13:35).
Seeking Excellence — by demonstrating integrity and wise stewardship, “Moreover it is required in stewards, that a man be found faithful. As every man hath received the gift, even so minister the same one to another, as good stewards of the manifold grace of God” (I Corinthians 4:2, I Peter 4:10).