scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 3,769
Each year thousands of Christians believers step into local short termjuvenile detention centers long term committed facilities group homesemergency shelters and residential treatment facilities hoping tofulfill the mandate to go visit those in prisoned found in the Book ofMatthew chapter 25Then the righteous will answer him Lord when did we see you hungryand feed you or thirsty and give you something to drink When did wesee you a stranger and invite you in or needing clothes and clotheyou When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you The King will reply Truly I tell you whatever you did for one ofthe least of these brothers and sisters of mine you did for meNIVWhile these men and women approach this mission field from theirdenominational angles their goal of sharing Jesus Christ with the teensfound in these local facilities is relatively the same Most of the Christian programs found in the thousands of juvenilefacilities are small group bible studies and Sunday church services thatare optional for the residents of the facility along with theopportunity to meet one-on-one with either a chaplain or a volunteer Attendance will vary from facility to facility but typically success ismeasured more in quality than it is in quality many times with lessthan twenty five perfect of the population attending a programOne of the biggest challenges to working with teens in their facilitiesis the short term nature of the teens involvement In short termdetention where a majority of juvenile prison ministry occurs teenswill typically stay only a few weeks to a few months limiting the depthof relationships with the Christian adults who enter the facility Thelimited time creates a tension among Christians who are hoping to seesignificant change and impact in the lives of the teens that have beenattending the programs and connecting with the adultsDoes short term ministry to teenagers incarcerate make a significantimpact in their spiritual journey While anecdotal stories of
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA