Welcome to our website!
The intention of this website is to explain the needs of inmates leaving the confines of prison walls. Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare (KBPA) strives to minister to and help these men make a healthy transition back into society, thus lowering recidivism. KBPA is a faith-based non-profit organization.
There is an introduction video to the right.
God's Kingdom Work
Over numerous years in prison, I witnessed countless men released back into society. Unfortunately, I saw many of those same men make return trips back. For a good number of them, a main reason for their recidivism was from the lack of one-on-one accountability and the lack of adequate surroundings to foster that type of assistance.
Although we at Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare (KBPA) work earnestly to provide that type of living environment, there is always room for improvement. And speaking of room, we seem to always be running out of it. Not only that, but KBPA currently has no facilities for women being released from prison. According to the Vera Institute of Justice, women in South Dakota jails and prisons have increased 4,757% since 1980. Consequently, the need for ministries like KBPA are in high demand. It has been a vision of the board and staff to be able to serve not only more men, but women as well.
We have seen firsthand how the principles of God’s Word concerning right living have been highly effective in bringing about lasting changes. KPBA’s program promotes and encourages personal responsibility/accountability, integrity, financial and time stewardship, employment, and restoring relationships with family, friends, and community. These positive traits give the individual resident that “hand up” that is so often needed. It has been said that when you take someone who has made poor decisions, put them in a place where they can get by with making no decisions, and when they get out expect them to make great decisions, well … that usually ends up with many making return trips to prison.
Being an Alumni of KBPA, I speak from experience about how much this ministry has aided in my successful transition back into the community. Now, after serving at KBPA for more than a year, I appreciate it even more. I ask that you prayerfully consider helping us to expand and continue to be a part of God’s Kingdom work.
Many blessings to you and to Him be the glory,
Tim Wendt, MA
KBPA Discipleship Chaplain
To lower recidivism (the return rate of inmates going back to prison), KBPA fosters Christian character one person at a time.
The mission of KBPA is to form healthy relationships between Christian mentors and ex-offenders (regardless of their past indiscretions) in order to help them safely re-enter society. KBPA will come alongside these men to help them discern God’s love, will, and direction for their lives. At the same time, it will make available practical assistance so that these men can become productive and independent citizens.