Keys to Freedom Ministries 2021
Get an inside look at our Community Jail Ministry!! The people… the stories …the work we do and how it all works together to impact lives for Jesus! We meet with men and women each day whose lives, and the lives of their families, have been turned upside down!! We need your help to turn them to the ONE who can turn their lives right side up!! We will be on-air with WLJN 89.9 and 107.9 FM from 6 am to 6 pm at our new Ministry Center. The on-air Key-A-Thon will close with a formal meet and greet which will begin at 5pm with fine hor d’oeuvres and refreshments by Kelly’s Catering! We look forward to seeing you in person this year!!
TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 9TH AT OUR NEW
MINISTRY CENTER AND THE INTERSECTION ON THE FAITH REFORMED CHURCH CAMPUS
1105 EAST FRONT ST. TRAVERSE CITY, MI 49686
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COVID UPATE: October 2021
Many have been inquiring as to how Keys to Freedom Ministries has been operating during the Pandemic. When the Pandemic started, the jails closed down. However, we were afforded the opportunity to minister to those incarcerated through Zoom. Many of our activities still occurred but in different form. Our Traditional Annual Banquet turned into a On-Air Key-A-Thon. Chapel Messages have been continued virtually. Our Gifts for Kids program still operated but with pick up with out the traditional Christmas Party. In January of 2021 We were given a gift of the New Ministry Center where we could extend ministry to the post-incarcerated community. In February of 2021, one of our Chaplains was allowed in to minister and in addition, perform Discharge Planning as part of our new Post incarceration effort!
Conversations are being held at this time on re-opening the jails programs and Full In-person Faith Based Services
WE HAVE A MINISTRY CENTER!!
*A central location easy to get to!
MICHIGAN PRISONER REHABILITATION CREDIT ACT
At MPRCA, rehabilitative development is at the forefront of what we’re working together towards making available in every facility across the state of Michigan. Our programs and events are designed to be a catalyst that helps community members on both sides of the wall reach their goals and fulfill their potential. Learn more about the positive impact we have had in our state, organizing people in order to make our prisons safer by incentivizing good behavior and join us in bringing about this positive change.
The MPRCA is an opportunity for Michigan voters to support the idea of bringing the Michigan prison system in-line with the federal prison system and the vast majority of the other states in this country. Michigan is one of only a few states left in the United States that has no earned credit system available for people who are sentenced to spend time in prison. That is why we are introducing the Michigan Prisoner Rehabilitation Credit Act. This piece of legislation will allow prisoners to work on their own rehabilitation at their own pace, while also earning credits toward an early release if they choose. With the passing of this legislation prisoners will be incentivized to steer clear of violence, participate in rehabilitative programming, achieve higher education goals, enroll in training/vocation programs and work to develop their skills in preparation for their release. All of these activities are different ways that prisoners can be active leaders in their rehabilitative process. We believe that those who have truly been rehabilitated will recognize the opportunity before them, and will work hard toward not just an early release, but toward a higher education, and becoming better people for themselves, their family and community.
Keys to Freedom Ministries will strive to keep all of our volunteers and supporters informed. Here is the link to the Grand Traverse county COVID-19 Website for updates on what’s happening in our county.
PLEASE KEEP OUR JAIL STAFF AND SHERIFFS DEPARTMENT IN YOUR PRAYERS. UNFORTUNATELY, WE ARE UNABLE TO MINISTER IN PERSON WITH THE INMATES AT THIS TIME, BUT WE CAN STILL PRAY FOR THEM AND ASSISST THE FAMILIES ON THE OUTSIDE. PLEASE CONTACT US IF YOU KNOW OF ANYONE IN NEED!
We Are Keys to Freedom Ministries
“Truly I tell you, whatever you did for the least of these, you did for me.”
Keys to Freedom Ministries seeks to restore dignity to those affected by Crime and incarceration. Ministering inside the jails, our trained Chaplains and Program Providers introduce prisoners to hope available through Jesus Christ.
Working on the outside with Churches, para-church organizations and community ministries, our goal is to support those behind bars and their families looking for restoration and a path to wholeness.
Our prayer is that ex-offenders can return to their families with restored relationships…to their community with a job….to their church with a desire to serve!
We want to seek out and cultivate strong relationships with our Church communities and educate them about the spiritual needs of the incarcerated men and women in the local jails. Our objective is to extend the ministry to more jails in our area.
“ I honestly cannot think of anything more effective in jail ministry than the local church body coming along side of the incarcerated.“
We anticipate, by having personal contact with inmates, the staff will have less violence and decreasing complaints. Having open communications with the Chaplains will hopefully alleviate frustration for those requesting help.
It is the duty of the Chaplains to work with the Sheriffs office and staff to effectively communicate to our volunteers the rules and protocol in the jail. Volunteers will have a clear chain of communication with one authority responsible for any questions or concerns they may have.