Finding Jesus in Jail

Taught by Cory Martin

Class begins 20171009, ends 20171018

Oct. 9, 11, 16, 18; 2:00-3:30

Is the criminal justice system broken? Is the church? This class will explore a proper relationship between our criminal justice system and the church. In a place that incarcerates people at a higher rate than any other country, what obligation does the church have to these incarcerated men and women, and what obligation does it have in fighting to reform the “system”? Additionally, this class will discuss traditional jail/prison ministry models and how the Elkhart County Jail Ministry is rethinking ministry in general. Cory Martin, chaplain at Elkhart County Prison for four years, is a native of Elkhart County and a 2000 graduate of Bethel College in Mishawaka, Ind.