Welcome To Yokefellowship Prison Ministry

Currently ministering throughout Pennsylvania.

Yokefellowship Brochure

Our Mission is to help at-risk youth, inmates and returning citizens yoke themselves to Christ for salvation and changed lives.

Our Commitment  — We are committed to the idea that people’s lives are changed through personal discipline and committed small groups where problems and faith are shared. The goal of YPM small groups is to connect people to God, to connect people to one another, and to raise up disciples in a relational manner.

Our call is to yoke ourselves to Christ, to yoke ourselves to one another, and to visit those in prison.

Come to me all you who are burdened and heavy-laden
and I will give you rest.
(This is the rest that comes from Salvation)

Take my yoke upon you and learn of me,
for I am gentle and humble in heart,
and you will find rest for your souls.
(This is the rest that comes from a changed life.)

For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.
— Matt 11:28-30

I ask you, loyal yokefellow,
help….the rest of my fellow workers
whose names are in the book of life.
— Philippians 4:3

“I was in prison and you came to me…
as you came to one of the least of these my brothers,
you came to me.”— Matt. 25:36, 44

Being yoked to Christ means you have decided to be His disciple, a follower of Jesus Christ, and it launches you on a journey of commitment, discipline, fellowship, witnessing, and ministry.


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2021 Annual Conference

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The 2021 Annual Conference is scheduled for September 17-18 at Camp Hebron in Halifax PA. Camp Hebron offers a beautiful woods setting at the foot of the Peters Mountain, located 18 miles North of Harrisburg. The theme of the conference is The Spiritual Disciplines, Going Deeper with Jesus and will focus on Yokefellowship’s Seven Disciplines. Ryan Forbes will be […]

YPM 2020 Annual Report

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The 2020 Annual Report is now available. Due to Covid-19 our ministry statistics are reported through March 2020 at which time the doors to the institutions in which we served were closed to volunteers. At that time Yokefellowship was ministering in 44 correctional facilities in PA with 356 faithful volunteers. Although we were not able […]

Video Introducing Yokefellowship

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VIDEO – This introductory video explains YPM’s mission and small group approach as well as features the impact of the ministry on the lives of inmates, returning citizens, and volunteers.

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YPM 2020 Annual Conference Videos

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In August our 2020 Annual Conference, entitled “Effective Ministry Inside and Out” was cancelled due to Covid-19. Our Executive Director, Carl Geissinger, made arrangements to have our scheduled speakers recorded and uploaded to YouTube:  Main Speakers: Dr Wilson Goode and Chaplain Debra Reitz; Workshop Leaders: Sam Hartman, Danesta Whaley, David Bowen, Ryan Newswanger, William Jones, […]

Donate to Yokefellowship Prison Ministry

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Please consider financially supporting Yokefellowship Prison Ministry (YPM Inc). YPM Inc. provides staffing and programming support for all 15 YPM Area Councils (Map of YPM Locations) Mail checks, payable to Yokefellowship Prison Ministry, to Yokefellowship Prison Ministry, PO Box 531, Reedsville, PA 17084-9155 — or —-

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Jason ~ Yokefellows small group member

“When I came to prison, I was so broken. I stayed in bed. I wanted to dwell in my misery. Then my cellie told me about Yokefellows. The volunteer wrestled with me (figuratively) on my thinking and gave me hope and a new life in Christ.”

Steve ~ former outlaw biker

To a Yokefellow volunteer — I don’t know how to put to paper my feelings toward you… You made me want to step on the God path. Because of you, I know the love of Jesus and God’s sweet grace.