Lifeline Global Ministries2024-05-24T11:47:55-05:00

Restoring Broken Families

Family Restoration

Family Restoration

Community Restoration

Community Restoration

Generational Restoration

The impact of changed lives

We were founded because of a desire for restoration. More than a decade ago, we were invited into the Louisiana State Prison – commonly known as Angola. The inmates there were hungry for Biblical truth and were looking for tools to grow in their faith. From that initial visit grew what is now known as Lifeline Global.

Lifeline Global Ministries works to restore and equip incarcerated men and women to become godly parents so that the generational cycle of incarceration can be broken. 

We work to teach and shepherd incarcerated women and men into becoming the godly parents they are meant to be – that they can be through the transforming power of the Gospel. We work with prisons and penitentiaries, churches and communities, volunteer groups and individuals to equip, resource, and transform lives.

Our Need Grows

We have reached thousands of incarcerated fathers and mothers, and your generosity has been essential to growing our mission. But even more need our help to repair their relationship with God and with their families.

Friends – your increased commitment will help us overcome the new challenges we are facing – more expenses, economic pressures, and reduced support from grants and other philanthropic resources.  

Please consider a one-time gift today — click here to give now.

Lifeline Global, along with our Program Partners, is making an impact in 35 states and is continually expanding into new regions.

Our programs

The need is real, but restoration is possible

The financial, relational, and societal costs of prison are staggering. The United States spends more than $5.6 billion in inmate-related costs per year, and almost 44% of criminals return before the first year out of prison.

Our mission of restoration happens in four key ways:

Malachi Dads Logo

The Malachi Dads program teaches men to be godly and live up to their responsibilities as a father. Dads are equipped to model and teach their children the spiritual tools they need to live day-to-day. For more about Malachi Dads – including how to download the first video lesson – click here.

Malachi Dads

Mothers are typically the primary caregivers and a stabilizing influence on their children. The women’s program, Hannah’s Gift offers inmate mothers the opportunity to have a spiritual impact on their children’s lives. Click here for more about Hannah’s Gift – including how to download the first video lesson.

Returning Hearts Celebration Logo

The Returning Hearts Celebration is a one-day event at select facilities that allows families to be reunited. It creates space for reconciliation and forgiveness during a day of fun, food, and hearing about God’s love. Volunteers help make this day possible. For more about this event – or to sign up to volunteer – click here.

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Restoration is needed all over the world and is coming through the power of the Gospel and the equipping of incarcerated fathers and mothers. We’re pleased to partner with organizations, churches, and ministries throughout the world to offer Malachi Dads, Hannah’s Gift, and Returning Hearts Celebration Events.

International Programs

Change families today

You can help restore broken families. Your financial partnership helps bring these programs to men and women in prison. Be a part of bringing restoration to incarcerated parents, generational change to their children, and positive impact to our communities.


Together, we share stories of the Gospel at work.

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2 weeks ago

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How do our volunteers make such a dramatic difference in the lives of our incarcerated parents?When they answer God's call to volunteer! Mr. Glen Rathwick answered His call to lead Malachi Dads for over seven years. He is a wonderful volunteer who has worked at California Men's Colony in San Luis Obispo. Mr. Rathwick's dedication, along with other outstanding volunteers, helped 53 Malachi Dads graduate this month! Other amazing highlights:- The prison warden spoke to the incarcerated men and encouraged them to finish their curriculum books. - Six men completed all four of the books, which is almost a year of studying. - These six men also received a study Bible from the prolific Dr. Gene Getz for their accomplishment. -Two men shared how this program was the best they encountered. They also shared how Malachi Dads impacted their walk with Christ toward restoration and helped them reconnect with their children. ONLY GOD!- One man memorized all 12 verses from the Malachi Dads study and recited them to about 70 people.- A new Malachi Dads group began for Spanish-speaking men—a significant effort to accomplish!Join us in praise and thanksgiving for our volunteers and incarcerated men! Pray these blessings continue. Do you feel called to become a volunteer? Answer the call now: lifelineglobal.org/become-a-facilitator/ONLY GOD!!#LifelineGlobal #incarceratedparents #renewal #restoration #parentfromprison #recidivism #HannahsGift #MalachiDads #nonprofit #changedlives ... See MoreSee Less
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3 weeks ago

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Did you know we’ve touched almost 1 million lives with our ministry efforts worldwide? But our work is not done. The Bureau of Justice Statistics recently reported a 2% increase in prison populations in the U.S. The Prison Policy Initiative states America will spend $182 billion this year to lock up almost 1% of our overall population.These facts mean we still have more work to do – especially in the next few months. Help us meet several extraordinary expenses we’re encountering this summer, from partnering with a new app to reaching more incarcerated fathers and mothers, to establishing new ministries in Romania, East Africa, and Sierra Leone. Read more about how you can GIVE TO GROW, to meet our special needs in the coming months: lifelineglobal.org/presidents-corner/give-to-grow-2024/#LifelineGlobal #IncarceratedParents #Renewal #Restoration #ParentFromPrison #Recidivism #HannahsGift #MalachiDads #Nonprofit #ChangedLives ... See MoreSee Less
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4 weeks ago

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Are you keeping up with the latest about LIfeline Global Ministries? Join us in our mission to restore more incarcerated fathers and mothers!Find out all of the new efforts we're embarking upon from our President, Dr. Romney Ruder, witness our restoration stories, and discover how you can help us continue to expand our ministry.Sign up today: lifelineglobal.org/lifeline-connect/.#LifelineGlobal #incarceratedparents #renewal #restoration #parentfromprison #recidivism #HannahsGift #MalachiDads #nonprofit #changedlives ... See MoreSee Less
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Give to Grow 2024

Please help us successfully answer our immediate needs and donate to our GIVE TO GROW $50,000 Summer Campaign. The expansion and increased awareness of our mission is due to God's grace and your generosity.

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