Institute for Prison Ministries

Institute for Prison Ministries

The Institute for Prison Ministries supports the evangelism and discipling efforts of correctional ministries nationwide by providing training and resources.


Special Opportunity for Female Wheaton College Students

IPM is looking for eight female Wheaton students to join us for a Spring Breakaway trip to Plane State Jail from March 5-13.  More info>

About the Institute for Prison Ministries

Vision: Believers providing competent correctional ministry that furthers the gospel

Mission: Serve as a Christian correctional training and resource center

The Institute for Prison Ministries (IPM) is a department of the Billy Graham Center for Evangelism at Wheaton College. IPM 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.

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