Jesus commands us to visit those in prison (Matthew 25:36). But, infrequent visiting isn't enough...care, presence, hospitality and consistency are keys to transformation. That's why The Church of Another Chance has a single mission: to walk in solidarity with incarcerated men to realize that God's endless love sees all of us as whole, and worthy of leading lives of importance, meaning, and purpose.
"The core of many religions includes acceptance and love from a higher being, and members of faith groups. Because of this inmates often are able to learn a more positive self-concept." quote from Religion in Corrections.
Faith is more than what happens on Sunday mornings. It's a part of who we are, inside and out. At Church of Another Chance, we believe in sharing the joy of the gospels daily, and living a life that embodies the spirit of Christ.
A congregation of faith & Solidarity
• The Church of Another Chance worships with a congregation of inmates and approved volunteers who have been called together by God's love and grace to deepen their understanding of their faith in order to live more positive and fulfilling lives.
• The Church is open to all regardless of race, age, sexual orientation, cultural or faith background.
• The Church is not sponsored by, nor endorsed by the Davidson County Sheriff's Office. It is a private Church solely funded by a collection of diverse denominational churches and individuals who believe in its mission.
• Weekly worship is the most important time in our church. Men gather with outside volunteers to sing, pray, offer communion and worship. This "inside/outside" fellowship encourages post-incarceration support in the community and helps outsiders develop compassion for those incarcerated.
• Pastoral counseling sessions are held to work with the men to help them better understand their relationships with God.
• Bible study classes deepen the men's knowledge of how God loves them and how they can live better lives.