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Yokefellow Prison Ministry

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Group Description

Yokefellow Prison Ministry of N.C., Inc. is an interdenominational, racially-diverse Christian ministry of reconciliation begun in 1969 (and incorporated in 1972), which includes both lay and clergy, male and female. It is founded on the idea that people’s lives are changed through committed relationships. The ministry is conducted by trained volunteers who lead weekly meetings of small groups inside North Carolina’s correctional institutions. Yokefellow is not focused on worship, preaching, teaching, counseling, or Bible study, but is a ministry of listening, sharing, caring, encouragement and support provided by community volunteers from the “outside” yoked in fellowship with those on the “inside” through the weekly small group meetings.

Group Information

This group provides online training for new volunteers as well as refresher continuing education for seasoned volunteers with Yokefellow Prison Ministry. A score of 70% is required to complete a Module (also called an Experience). Volunteers must complete the following Experiences:

  • Module 1: Overview of Yokefellow Prison Ministry
  • Module 2: Scope of the Ministry
  • Module 3: The Yokefellow Meeting
  • Module 4: Active Listening
  • Module 5: Understanding Those We Serve
  • Module 6: 
    • Module 6A: Navigating through Boundaries in Prison (Prison Ministry volunteers)
    • Module 6B: Respecting Post-incarceration Boundaries (Post-incarceration Ministry volunteers)
  • Module 7: Next Steps

Have questions? Contact Yokefellow Staff.

Vita Alligood
Executive Director

Carlton Gooding
State Developer

Group Members

Group Owner:

Vita Alligood

Group Leaders:

Total Members: 22 current members in the group