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Criminal Justice > Conducting Worship Services
In the Criminal Justice Ministry, the area of ministry most often provided is the worship service. Many institutions have an adequate
number of services, but usually one of the first requests made by a new Institution is the provision of a service. This God given
opportunity holds great potential if the worship leader takes the time necessary to clarify his worship goals (purposes) to make adequate
preparation, to learn about inmates and how to listen to them and to develop a comprehensive preaching plan.
In order to do this the chosen worship leader should ask and answer several key questions:
Always remember to plan far enough ahead in order to give plenty of lead time to get any anticipated program changes; guests, new
materials, etc approved by the chaplain and/or institutional authority persons under which you work. Never announce anything to the inmates
until full approval has been received.