The friends of moravian prison ministry
is an independent ministry support
group within the Moravian Church
Southern Province that seeks to:
> secure ongoing financial support for this important ministry;
> raise awareness of the amazing “boots-on-the-ground” work happening in the Forsyth jail
and prison through the Moravian chaplaincy; and
> share opportunities for people to support this chaplaincy with their time, talent, and prayers.
By becoming a Friend of the Moravian Prison Ministry, you will be answering God’s call
to minister to “the least of these.” We urge you to open your hearts and minds to this ministry
that is truly life-changing.
The moravian partnership with the fjpm
Since 1978, community churches in Winston-Salem have shared the gospel with incarcerated men and women through the Forsyth Jail and Prison Ministries (FJPM) — helping them seek Christ and break the cycle of crime and punishment. In 1995, the Moravian Church formalized a partnership with FJPM and called pastor Robert Wolfe to a full-time chaplain’s position. He was the only Moravian minister serving with the FJPM until his retirement in August 2018. The Moravian Church is currently seeking a new chaplain who will, among other things:
teach Bible studies and life-skill classes;
lead worship at the jail and prison;
provide 24-hour emergency crisis counseling for inmates;
reconnect inmates to their estranged families;
provide marriage counseling to strengthen fragile families;
coordinate a weekly Yokefellows meeting at the prison; and
encourage men after incarceration.