In Prison: Grace! by Robert T. Casey

She donned the uniform that women wear in our state correctional institutions, stood in our sanctuary, and told the story of an inmate named Hope. Many of us who participated in that worship service earlier this year, when the Reverend Lynn Litchfield spoke, got new insights into prison life, chaplains’ ministry, and the importance of sharing and exemplifying the Gospel … Read more »

Job Opening: Chaplain at Marion Correctional Center

GraceInside has an immediate opening for a part-time chaplain at Marion Correctional Center. Currently funded for 10 hours a week, the ideal candidate: (1) has an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university; (2) has a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or equivalent degree from an accredited seminary; (3) is ordained and in good standing with their denomination or church; … Read more »

“My Grandson Is Incarcerated….”

A grandma tearfully came up to me to share after worship. She whispered in my ear, “My grandson is inside. I know about the pain you were talking about. Please don’t say anything…no one in my church knows. I pray for him every day but I don’t know what more to do.” I have so many thoughts… First, I hear … Read more »

Impact Update 2018 – Mid Year is here!

Please check out the testimonies from two men – one on the outside and one on the inside – impacted by GraceInside, by God – and importantly, by YOU!  Thank you for all you do to keep grace flowing on the inside! July Impact Update 2018 Read more »

Stories from the Inside

  GraceInside will present Stories from the Inside – by chaplains, former offenders and A Story of Hope from 6 – 8pm on Saturday, June 9th, at Huguenot Road Baptist Church at 10525 West Huguenot Road, North Chesterfield, Virginia. Come fellowship with other prison ministry volunteers, learn more about what it is like and praise God together as we celebrate … Read more »

GraceInside’s Annual Report for 2017 – released!

Woot Woot!  You all are amazing!  You make amazing things happen when you partner with Jesus in his mission!  You encourage and inspire us and those we serve. Thank you for caring enough to DO something about it! We want to share with you a tiny sliver of the impact you have made. In the Annual Report, you will find … Read more »

Who Will Find Us Faithful?

Our Easter Campaign is to raise money for our two identified greatest needs – the chaplaincies at Augusta and Fluvanna Correctional Centers.  By population and by demand, these two institutions are desperate for more ministry.  Will you help? Read more on how and why below! I recently ran across this quote, “Imagine that when you get to Heaven, there are … Read more »

Baptisms Behind Bars by Rev. Lynn Litchfield

Often we are asked how does a baptismal service take place behind prison bars. We have no river or swimming pool (contrary to popular lore) and security is tight. I can’t speak to every prison because each one will have its own peculiarities but I can share with you some of my story. When I served as Chaplain at Fluvanna … Read more »

Announcing Regional Chaplain Supervisors

GraceInside is delighted to announce the promotion of three skilled, experienced chaplains to serve as Supervising Chaplains. As GraceInside continues to grow to meet the demanding and expanding need of those in prison, we’ve restructured the previous single Supervising Chaplain into three separate part-time positions divided by region. We celebrate our chaplains who have agreed to serve in this additional … Read more »

What if it’s Your Church? by GraceInside and Kairos volunteer, Lee Davis

Following is a portion of a letter recently received from an old friend in prison. He has some reason to believe that finally he may have a chance of getting out: “As you might imagine, after more than twenty-five years of not knowing when the gate would open for me, I anxiously await an official word. The other morning in … Read more »

Immediate Opening at Greensville (S1 Cluster) Regional Correctional Center

GraceInside has an immediate opening for a half-time chaplain at Greensville Correctional Center in Jarratt. Qualified candidates (1) must have an undergraduate degree from an accredited college or university; (2) must have a Master of Divinity (M.Div.) or equivalent degree from an accredited seminary; (3) must be ordained by and in good standing with their denomination or church; (4) where … Read more »