2023 Jail and Prison Ministry Training

2023 Jail and Prison Ministry Training

The Missions Team is partnering with the Arkansas Sheriffs' Association to provide two jail-ministry-related classes: 

Saturday, January 14, 2023 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. (lunch provided)

Little Rock Marriott, Downtown
3 Statehouse Plaza, Little Rock

The Arkansas Sheriff's Association is providing the location and lunch.   These classes are provided free of charge due to the generous giving of Arkansas Baptists through the Cooperative Program and the Dixie Jackson Arkansas Missions Offering.

These are NOT "certification" classes. You will learn jail ministry best practices from experienced practitioners.  These classes are for NEW or experienced jail ministers who wish to sharpen their skills.   

10:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.  Basic Training for County and City Jail Ministry -"Continue to remember those in prison as if you were together with them in prison, and those who are mistreated as if you yourselves were suffering."  Hebrews 13:3  Has God called you to minister to the incarcerated?  Learn first-hand the tools that were used in shaping the life of the class facilitator, a former county jail and prison inmate.  You'll be sent a listening/note taking guide the week before the class.  
---- Led by Tracey Lindsey, Director of the Tetelestai House of Omaha, AR.  Tracy is also a  jail ministry volunteer in her local county jail. 


1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. -  Preparing County Jail Inmates for Prison - A person sentenced to prison may remain in your jail for quite some time before his/her transfer to prison.  Learn how to help that person prepare for prison from a spiritual point of view, and learn about the religious services available to inmates and how to connect them with those services.  You'll be sent a listening/note taking guide a week before the class.  
----Led by Joshua Mayfield, Administrator of Religious Services for the Arkansas Department of Correction.  Joshua supervises all ADC chaplains.  


Register HERE: (required)

The Arkansas Sheriff's Association is handling registration. Please go to their webiste here:


Questions? Email Bob Fielding at