Major Changes for Chaplaincy in Virginia

GraceInside recently secured a new five year contract with Virginia’s Department of Corrections to continue to provide faith-based services for the incarcerated within our Commonwealth. The previous five year contract was on a year extension and had been implemented in 2012. With the new contract, the VADOC took advantage of the opportunity to reallocate resources for the facilities based on … Read more »

Women’s Prisons Lose Ministry

Three women’s prisons were hard hit by the changes in the recent contract between the VA DOC and GraceInside. While the incarceration rate is rising dramatically for women, chaplaincy was cut significantly. In spite of the losses, GraceInside remains committed to essential chaplaincy hours for our incarcerated sisters. With limited resources, the DOC made decisions about desired support minimums based … Read more »

Christmas Impact Update! Legacy of New Life

Thanks for checking out our Impact Update – and it is “ours.” YOU make this possible. Thank you! Christmas Impact Update 2018 pdf Read more »

Your Gift Matters: Pastor Costella Forney

Your gift matters! Your gift heals!  You make redemption and Jesus real. Your compassion makes disciples – and even ministers! Because of you, Pastor Costella Forney can share her story of transformation. Incarcerated at Fluvanna Correctional Center for Women since 2001, Costella spent her time developing a close relationship with the chaplain – who was serving there because of your … Read more »

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 »

Immediate Job Opening: Chaplain at Keen Mountain Correctional Center – half-time

GraceInside has an immediate opening for a half-time chaplain at Keen Mountain Correctional Center to serve alongside the current chaplain. The co-chaplain will manage duties associated with all religious programs, services and religious volunteers (conduct worship, facilitate Bible Studies, pastoral care, etc). Currently funded for 20 hours a week with significant opportunity for growth, the ideal candidate: (1) has an … 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 »