Chaplains

Partnering together with Chaplains for over 40 years… Sharing Christ in Prison.

Chaplains

Our Goal at Gospel Echoes Team is to come alongside you, the Chaplain, and support your ongoing ministry!

With the help of our generous supporters, we provide free Bible Study Correspondence Courses, “little red” address books, and easy to read New Testaments to inmates at both Provincial and Federal Institutions.

The Cross Connection Team travels to prisons and churches throughout Ontario and Eastern Canada bringing the Gospel through music and preaching. If you would like to schedule the team for a chapel service please contact Gary Martin at 519-595-7000 or by email at gmartin@gospelechoes.com, or using the form below.

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Here’s How It Works:

We offer free supplies of all these items and services.

1. Number of Courses
There are 8 bible study courses that we offer. After completing the first 4 courses an award bible is given with their name engraved in gold letters. Courses 5-8 are the advanced courses.

2. What to send to be Graded
When the student completes an entire Bible Study, only the coloured test sheets in the center of the book are to be sent to be graded. When course #4 is completed please make sure the bible request form is also pulled out and sent with that course.

3. Where to send Courses to be Graded
Please send the tests to Gospel Echoes Team office, PO Box 130, Millbank ON N0K 1L0. If located in the Maritime Provinces please send graded courses to: Gospel Echoes Grading Centre PO Box 107 Waterville NS B0P 1V0. If you are at a large jail and are working directly with a bible study coordinator, please send them to the address they have provided. They will be forwarded immediately to the grader. If inmates are required to mail studies to office and do not have the funds we offer postage paid return envelopes.

4. Who Marks Studies
We have a grader(s) set up for each institution. They are responsible to grade the courses and return it to the institution through the chaplain.

5. Award Bibles
When the student has completed the first four courses they receive an Award Bible and can request either their name or another name imprinted on the front cover. For imprint purposes, we ask that the request is a NAME ONLY (no messages) with 25 characters or letters long. This includes spaces, periods, hyphens, commas, etc. The Bibles are issued from the office in Millbank, ON and will be sent back to the institution or other address provided. The student must complete Bible Studies one to four to receive their Bible.

6. *Second Bibles
We have a 2-year policy where an inmate cannot receive a second bible within a two-year period. If they would like a second Bible, they may purchase one for $12.00. This includes imprinting and postage.

7. Certificates
The first certificate with folder is given out after completion of the first four courses. A certificate is given on completion of each course from five to eight without a folder. On completion of all eight courses, a larger final certificate is sent to student. There are 8 bible study courses that we offer. After completing the first 4 courses an award bible is given with their name engraved in gold letters. Courses 5-8 are the advanced courses.

8. How Long Will Materials take to come back to the Student
We encourage graders to have test sheets returned within two weeks, which includes mailing time. The Bible should be to the student within a few weeks. If you know that the student will be leaving, please try to include a transferring address.

9. Record Keeping
We do not require Chaplains to keep record of the Bible Studies taken or sent to be graded, but if you wish to keep track, we have a form “click here”

10. Supplies
We will be glad to keep you stocked with the Bible Studies that you need. To place an order “click here”

If you have any questions at any time, you may feel free to contact the office at 519-595-7000 or email getontario@gospelechoes.com