Ministering to the Incarcerated in Carver County Jail
The SteppingStones Ministry began with a few women who entered the Carver County Jail each week to minister to those incarcerated there. Over time a collaborative formed between local area churches to provide support after incarceration for the women upon release from the jail. Restoration Ministries became a gathering site for those meetings and now provides an equipping ministry to local area church volunteers who enter the jail. It has been a gracious, grass roots collaborative between the churches and a place to share the transforming love and compassion of God within our own community.
Restoration Ministries provides spiritual directors, trained to listen and evoke life story, who enter the jail to be with the incarcerated each week. In the context of preparing for re-entry into the job force, we companion them in their search for purpose, meaning and healing while equipping them with practical life skills.