Epiphany Ministry is an ecumenical Christian Ministry for young men and women who are in the custody of Juvenile Justice Facilities. The weekend models on which it is based are: Chrysalis, Cross, Cursillo, Happening, Kairos Prison Ministry, Tres Dias, Vida Nueva and Walk to Emmaus. Our purpose is to manifest God’s Love to incarcerated youth, known as “Stars” through a three day short course in Christianity and an on-going follow-up program. Each Epiphany weekend involves a team of adults and youth from the Christian community who work together to show the Love of God to those attending.
God’s Love has been revealed throughout history, especially in the life and atoning sacrifice of Jesus Christ. In church history, Epiphany is traditionally celebrated on January 6th marking the arrival of the Magi in search of the Christ child. “Epiphany” is a Greek word meaning “appearance”. The coming of the Magi marks the time when God is manifested on Earth to the entire world through Jesus Christ.
As in the first Epiphany, we can know the coming of God’s Love in our lives and introduce His Love to others.
It is accomplished through a three day short course in Christianity and an on-going follow-up process to the incarcerated youth.
Epiphany Ministry is a not-for-profit corporation. The ministry is a lay-led ministry; however, the active participation of clergy is both essential and encouraged. Epiphany is an ecumenical ministry that seeks the broad participation of Christian denominations and ethnic groups.
1 Therefore I, a prisoner for serving the Lord, beg you to lead a life worthy of your calling, for you have been called by God. 2 Always be humble and gentle. Be patient with each other, making allowance for each other’s faults because of your love.