At the Well & Beyond

A Women's Prison Ministry based on John 4:7-10 and Matthew 25:36

“Give me a drink,” she hears from the man sitting by the well. She responds, “How can you ask me for a drink?” Jesus answered her, “If only you knew who I was, you would be asking me for living water." (John 4:7-10)

At the Well & Beyond, was started in 2014 and is based on the Brothers in Blue Ministry. The 3 day Inside of Prison Reteat happens in the Women’s State Prison in Pierre, SD. Even though the same format as Brothers in Blue is used it feels different: Why? because it is for women. “The reason we’re here is to help the women inmates find a deepened and renewed sense of belonging to a God who loves them."

The presentations and prayer the team members brought into the prison are intended to provide a short course in Christian living. The program includes 15 different presentations or talks. Topics include God’s grace to forgiveness, studying God’s word, talking about the changes we’ve seen God accomplish in our lives, and others. During that time the team emphasizes that God calls each of us to action and asks how we respond to that call. The inmates are actively involved in the retreat throughout the three and a half days. The team doesn't promote any particular denomination. The team members represent a variety of churches. A group of team members and inmates also spend time in prayer during the entire retreat.

At the Well and Beyond would love to welcome new participants. Contact Lorna Kraayenbrink or the church office if you have questions or would like to participate.