Frequently Asked Questions
Where does FMM minister?
FMM focuses on ministering to inmates in Michigan county jails.
What is the difference between a jail and a prison?
In Michigan, every county has a jail that is operated by the local sheriff's department correctional staff. A jail is a place where inmates are staying until they are sentenced or if they are sentenced for less than one year for their crime. Prisons, on the other hand, are for inmates that have been sentenced for a year or more.
What is the difference between jail and prison ministry?
This distinction between jails and prisons is important because inmates that are in jail face a lot of uncertainty. Many of them anxiously wait for their legal process to unfold so they know how long they will be locked up. Those who do know their sentence and remain in jail are often thinking about what they will do when they get out of jail. In jail ministry, we reach people that are often at their lowest point. Many inmates cry out to God and appreciate having a chaplain, volunteers, and God's word to help them get their life back on track.
What faith is FMM?
FMM is a multi-denominational Christian ministry that is made up of Christian churches from local communities. We refer service for inmates that request clergy support from other faiths.
How do local pastors visit their church members in jail?
The best way is to get in touch with the FMM chaplain from your county using the FMM Website "Location" page.