Here are some downloadable resources for helping you become an effective YPM prison ministry volunteer.
Our Volunteer Handbook includes basic information for all YPM volunteers. There are two sections: What You Should Know About YPM and What You Should Know About Being a YPM Volunteer. Volunteer Handbook (May 2016) PDF
Understanding the Yoke and the Cross – As Yokefellow volunteers, you should familiarize others to the origin of our name and to the purpose and power of the yoke and the cross. Here are two great articles by past Executive Director, Wayne Benjamin and current Executive Director, David Bowen
- Introducing the Yoke and the Cross – Wayne Benjamin
- Introducing the Yoke and the Cross – David Bowen
Articles by former YPM Leaders – These following resources were taken from earlier YPM manuals. The authors and dates are mostly unknown.
- Responsibilities to Small Group and Institution by John Rush PDF
- YPM in Jail Setting by Newman Gaugler PDF
(Newman Gaugler was appointed the first president of National Yokefellowship Prison Ministry in 1956 by Dr. Elton Trueblood. This article was written much later in his career.)
- YPM Individual & Group Disciplines PDF
- What Does The Inmate Expect PDF
- Respect for Prison Regulations PDF
See also Spiritual & Self Discipline