In response to the call and example of Christ, Yokefellow Prison Ministry of North Carolina motivates and encourages prisoners, yoked in personal relationships with community volunteers, to examine their lives; experience the forgiveness, healing and power of God’s love; and return from incarceration with a covenant commitment to, and new disciplines for, personal responsibility and contribution to family and community.
Yokefellows voluntarily accept a common discipline in living the Christian life which includes:
- Prayer: To pray every day, preferably at the beginning of the day.
- Scripture: To seek God’s guidance through reverent reading of the Bible every day, following a definite plan.
- Worship: To participate, at least once a week, in public worship of God.
- Money: To return to God a definite portion of my income to support the Christian cause.
- Service: To invest a specific amount of my time in humble acts of love and service to others.
- Witness: To make an unapologetic witness in daily life, daily work, daily words.
- Study: To become a better informed Christian by careful study of Christian books.
In addition to these seven disciplines, Yokefellows commit themselves to participate in a weekly Yokefellow meeting for sharing, support, encouragement and accountability for Christian growth.
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