There are certain Myths About Prison Ministry that keep you from Growing and moving forward with aneffectively touching the lives of those behind bars. It is so important to stay focused when approaching prison ministry as your purpose or goal. Do not believe everything you hear. Get involved for yourself. Experience the ministry with another team first and then make your decision with prayerful consideration.
It is very dangerous doing prison ministry. It is if you do not follow the rules.
You can’t do prison ministry if you have a criminal record. Yes you can. As with any secure environment you must be approved to go in before hand.
Women cannot minister in men prison units. If you are approved, you can minister to any sex.
The deputies are rude. They can be if you do not obey their instructions.
Sometimes you can go and they won’t let you in. This is true, however, there is always a reason why they might turn you around. Sometimes they will inform you and sometimes they will not. It is still at their discretion.