The Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare (KBPA) vision statement goal is to lower the return rate of inmates to prison, also known as the "recidivism" rate. We believe this is accomplished by encouraging Christian character one person at a time to the men following the KBPA program.
Our KBPA program offers re-entry assistance for men being released from prison. Part of the assistance KBPA staff gives is three weekly bible studies at our facility. (The current residents must attend at least one of the weekly bible studies.) The bible studies are led by either a staff member or one of the current residents. We have both evening and morning bible studies to accommodate the schedules of each resident.
On Monday night, the bible study is "The Gospel of John" by Tony Evans. In this study of Gospel of John, Dr. Tony Evans encourages us to turn to Christ by reminding us of the two purposes for the beloved disciples. First, there is only one hope that is truly trustworthy, and secondly that our hope is through our Savior, Jesus Christ.
Every Tuesday morning is the study of Joshua. The book of Joshua is the story of God making good on his promises. It tells how Israel entered and conquered the land God had promised them. When studying this book, we learn that God's faithfulness is so complete we hear this proclamation: "You will know that with all your heart and soul that not one of all the good promises the LORD your God gave you has failed. Every promise has been fulfilled; not one has failed." (Josh. 23:14) Joshua is book for those whose prayers seem to go unanswered and for those who wonder if God is really alive and active. It is also for those who desire the fresh assurance of God's dependability.
The "Mountain Movers" workbook is the third bible study offered at KBPA. The "Mountain Movers" workbook is based on Matthew 17:20, wherein Jesus addresses personal faith and its comparison to a mustard seed. The mustard is so every small, just like our faith when we receive Jesus Christ as our Savior. Faith is a growing process. It is through the "Mountain Movers" workbook that our faith will grow to fulfill God's purpose and plan in each our lives.
The Bible is the Word of God as our source of authority for all studies. The Scriptures set the foundation for each of the bible studies at Kingdom Boundaries.
The Bible says, "All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness, so that the servant of God may be thoroughly equipped for every good work" 2 Timothy 3:16.
I would like to thank the local Gideons International for their donation of bibles to Kingdom Boundaries. These bibles are available for any person that comes through the doors at Kingdom Boundaries Prison Aftercare.
Mark Van Der Brink
God is always ready to forgive and restore.