Who is eligible to take the Bible study courses?
New Life Prison Ministries offers Bible study correspondence courses primarily to offenders, ex-offenders, their families, and chaplains in institutions all across Canada.
Do the courses cost students money?
All of the Bible correspondence courses are provided free of charge to all students, regardless of whether or not they are presently incarcerated. Each course package includes a postage-paid envelope for the student to mail their exam to the New Life office once they have completed the course. We realize that many students are not financially able to contribute to the cost of books and courses, and we are glad to provide these materials free of charge.
How do instructors protect their privacy?
Instructors only use their first names when corresponding with students. If the instructor feels uncomfortable using their first name, a pseudonym may be used. We understand that privacy is extremely important and discourage instructors from divulging personal information at any time.
Do students really change?
Absolutely! The comments we receive from chaplains, volunteers, and the offenders themselves are incredible. Inmates often share that they have learned valuable skills such anger management and learning to forgive. For many students, learning about the Lord is an entirely new experience and we have evidence that through studying God’s Word, many begin to change their thought-processes to produce change in their lives. Approximately 7% of our students identify as giving their life to the Lord while doing our studies.