Chaplaincy Opening: Buckingham Correctional Center

ANNOUNCEMENT:  GraceInside (Virginia’s Prison Chaplain Service) is currently seeking interested and qualified candidates for a Chaplain position at Buckingham Correctional Center (BKCC is located in Dillwyn in central Virginia). BKCC is a level 3-4 security facility housing over 1000 men serving long sentences who’ve been infraction free for 2 years. This part-time position is currently funded for 30 hours a week. Qualified applicants should … Read more »

Chaplain Rhyne Makes FCCW Her (Ministry) Home!

From President Randy  Myers: Greetings!  It is my great pleasure and privilege to inform you that a new, permanent chaplain has been assigned to FCCW.  Effective March 1, 2016, the Rev. Dr. Vera Rhyne will begin serving as the new, permanent (and for now full-time – as long as our private, designated funds continue to sustain it) chaplain.  I met … Read more »

GraceInside A Little Cup

How much grace fits into a tiny communion cup? Enough. Enough to remind us that the cup of forgiveness is poured out for us.  Enough to remind us that Jesus shed his blood for us.  Enough to help us hold on to hope in the shadow of the crucifixion. Communion is celebrated within the prison system as well.  But, there … Read more »

GraceInside’s First EVER Annual Campaign

You may recall that GraceInside jumped into the deep end of the pool and launched our first ever Annual Campaign in 2015.  We are delighted to report that it was the BEST ANNUAL CAMPAIGN we’ve ever had!!!  Yay!!!!  We are thrilled.  While, it would also be just as true to say it was the worst annual campaign we’ve ever had… … Read more »

Alicia Keys lends her voice to Prison Reform!

  On November 10th, Alicia Keys shared her support for prison reform.  We know too well the damage done by incarceration.  There are many solutions to this problem.  GraceInside is one! Read more »

Thanksgiving for YOU!

We are so THANKFUL for YOU this Thanksgiving! Watch our video by clicking on the “Read More”  words!!   Read more »

Puppies and Prisoners

CHRISTMAS IN JULY CHRISTMAS in JULY began about 10 years ago when two Good Shepherd members who are supporters of St Francis Service Dogs attended the funeral of a Bland Correctional Inmate who was part of an Inmate Puppy Training program for St Francis Service Dogs [located in Roanoke, VA], That inmate, John, was a Lutheran, The church filled with … Read more »

Two Pastors Go Behind Bars

  Two Pastors Go Behind Bars On Wednesday, September 23rd Lutheran pastors, Aaron DeBenedetto and Leslie Scanlon went to prison.  Touring St. Brides Correctional Center, these passionate young pastors learned about the multi-generational impact of GraceInside, up close and personal, in their own hidden back yards. Hosted by GraceInside, the tour offered a peek into life on the inside for … Read more »

Look What You’ve Done!

You have done it again! Because of your help, these men have graduated from a Discipleship program. These lives are changing because of you. Thank you! Read more »