“I am the Light of the World. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life.” John 8:12 (EHV)


Please partner with us in shining the light of Jesus’ love on the walled-in souls of our communities.

Please partner with us in shining the light of Jesus’ love on the walled-in souls of our communities.

Where is the last place you want to be …
A hospital? A prison? A mental health center? In hospice?

Institutional Ministries goes all those places and more. It’s not that we enjoy those places; we care about the people there.

Welcome to Institutional Ministries, dedicated to shining the light of Jesus on the walled-in souls of our communities.

Correctional Care

With 68 county jails, 39 state prisons and 2 federal penitentiaries in the state of Wisconsin alone, Correctional Care ministry is an enormous mission field. Not only is the prison population in excess of 23,000 inmates, most of the people we serve are either un-churched or do not have a church home.

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Health Care

People frequently seek out advanced medical procedures and specialized treatments beyond their local communities making it increasingly difficult for their pastors to serve them. Teaming up with local pastors, Institutional Ministries helps provide spiritual care for these individuals while they seek help in hospitals and mental health facilities that are often far from home.

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Extended Care

With over 50 million Baby-boomers retiring in just the last two years, and 69 million more on their heels, the spiritual needs of this segment of society will soon increase exponentially. This presents us with a unique opportunity to prepare, evangelize and serve these soon-to-be Saints Triumphant who are living in nursing homes, rehab centers and hospice care facilities.

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Caring Support

­Today, more than ever, the number of people suffering in silence behind unseen walls of addiction, anxiety and depression, PTSD, and moral injury is simply staggering. Our chaplains and support groups offer spiritual guidance and caring support to those struggling with these issues.

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Ministry Behind the Walls

Institutional Ministries is a nonprofit organization established in 1901 that carries out behind-the-walls ministry by shining the light of Jesus’ love into hearts.