What is the Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition?
The Catholic Prison Ministries Coalition (CPMC) is a national network of organizations and individuals serving people affected by incarceration. CPMC’s goal is to recruit, train, support, and empower those called to prison ministry. Additionally, CPMC will serve as a central resource for formation and credentialing. Read more about CPMC.
Three Pathways for Formation and Credentialing
NACC and the CPMC Formation Committee have developed three Pathways for formation and credentialing. These three consecutively advanced formation pathways prepare candidates for the diverse opportunities in prison ministry. Learn more about these three Pathways.
How are NACC and CPMC connected?
NACC has been involved with CPMC from its inception in 2018. NACC Board Chair and NACC Executive Director serve on the CPMC Steering Committee, and NACC Executive Director also chairs the CPMC Formation Committee. NACC became CPMC’s Fiscal Sponsor on May 1, 2020. As an NACC project, CPMC seeks funding and support within the structure of NACC, as an established and respected national association. Future CPMC staff, including an Executive Director, will be employees of NACC.
Can those in prison ministry join NACC?
Absolutely! Although many of our current NACC members work in health care facility ministry, we enjoy a growing membership who work in correctional facility ministry. We look forward to expanding national networking, continuing education and support services for individuals involved in prison ministry.
NACC offers a number of different membership levels. The best way to start out is to become a Ministry Volunteer member. You’ll enjoy education and professional development programs, nationwide networking opportunities, and access to NACC’s extensive archives.
If you are interested in developing a stronger diocesan prison ministry program, consider a Professional Ministry membership. Diocesan staff can participate in networking, educational and development opportunities to further your mission.
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Supporting the CPMC’s Mission
You can make a tax-deductible donation to the CPMC.
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