In mid-June, the annual assembly of the ELCA Metropolitan Synod convened at the Tinley Park Convention Center. We led a workshop intended to invite and equip other local congregations to participate in prison and re-entry ministry. We also hosted a booth, distributing our Spiritual Survival Guide For Prison & Beyond and “RED Chicago” to attendees.
Participating in this year’s assembly was particularly special for us, because it was this same convening in 2012 that would turn out to be the birthplace of our Inside-Out Connections Ministry! It was exciting to return, to share what we’ve learned and reflect on the ways we’ve grown in the last four years. Praise be to God for His faithfulness and provision!