The real test of prison ministry is successful re-entry into society. It’s having ex-inmates becoming productive members of the Christian community and responsible citizens. In an effort to bring those successes forward Faith Recovery Fellowship came into being. Scott Thompson serving as a Community Chaplain in the Mat-Su Valley saw the real need to take the next step and start a ministry directed specifically toward ex-inmates.
The purpose of this ministry is to aid in the transition of individuals getting out of prison through a weekly Bible study with local committed Christians in a group environment. This is an incredible opportunity for discipleship and counseling, helping men re-enter society. This mentor driven fellowship allows former inmates to realize the acceptance available to them in the Christian community.
Chaplain Scott and the ministry team of Faith Recovery Fellowship are committed to the work of disciple making. Jesus gave us the mandate in Matt 28:18-20 to “make disciples”. This commitment starts inside Goose Creek Correctional Center with discipleship classes and one on one counseling and continues as people transition into the Mat-Su Valley community. The key to reducing the number of people returning to prison is to provide them with the opportunity to grow in Christ and be established in the Christian community.