The love of God compels us to bring the life-changing gospel of Jesus Christ to all who are in the Lake county Jail and to encourage formerly incarcerated individuals to engage in healthy community life through loving, supportive Community Life Groups that foster dignity and well-being for long-term success.

Our Vision

Inside the Bars. On Sunday mornings we share the word of God with any who will come to services. We teach all who respond to the gospel to live as children of light as they continue to follow and serve Christ. We visit incarcerated individuals who desire one-on-one mentoring.

Outside the Bars. We believe in living out the restorative power of forgiveness and reconciliation as taught by Jesus Christ. We recognize that formerly incarcerated  individuals have paid the price of their crimes and deserve the chance to be fully restored to their communities. We coordinate community life groups of motivated volunteers to provide healthy, supportive relationships that inspire hope for a better life and decrease recidivism.

Community Life volunteers model genuine, family-like relationships built on trust. As part of a Community Life Group they are committed to helping formerly incarcerated individuals set achievable goals toward healthy family and community life. Community Life volunteers bring their own networks and life experiences to the group and work as a team to bring hope to an individual whose life has been interrupted by crime and  incarceration.

Our Values

Faith – The gospel compels us to model after Jesus Christ and recognize the inherent worth and value of every human life. We welcome volunteers from all walks of life to participate in Community Life Groups.

Love – We know that “Love never fails” (1 Corinthians 13:8). And we love others as we desire to be loved (Matthew 22:39). We respond with compassion to others who are suffering.

Integrity – We value honesty, and we do what we say we are going to do. We show up.

Relationship – Formerly strangers, we desire to become like family.

Humility – We welcome a diversity of ideas and cultures and honor the gifts each person brings to the group. We are teachable. We listen without judging.

Respect – We honor one another with dignity and respect.