About the Institute for Prison Ministries
Vision: Believers providing competent correctional ministry that further the Gospel
Mission: Serve as a Christian Correctional Training and Resource center
The Institute for Prison Ministries (IPM), a department of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College, began as a result of the vision of Charles Colson and Kenneth Wessner. In 1984, through the generosity of Kenneth and Norma Wessner and a longtime business partner, the Institute for Prison Ministries was established. The Charles W. Colson Scholarship was added in 1986.
The certificate in Correctional Ministries can be earned through Christian University GlobalNet (CUGN), apply now by clicking here. The Certificate in Correctional Ministries program equips professionals and volunteers for effective jail, prison and reentry ministry through online courses.
Answering the Call is an in-prison evangelism training seminar for Christ-followers to live focused lives of witness and discipleship.