Prison Project Philip

Prison Project Philip - "PPP"

Prison Project Philip is a Bible study program that trains local church members in evangelism and discipleship. The term “Prison” Project Philip has been graciously delegated to Found By Grace for use of the “Project Philip ” program provided worldwide by Bible League International. We have an overwhelming gratitude to Bible League International, who sponsors all the Bibles for our prison programmes numbering thousands of Bibles.

Project Philip is inspired by the story of Philip and the Ethiopian in Acts 8. Philip asked, “Do you understand what you are reading?” The Ethiopian responded: “How can I understand? I need someone to explain it to me.”

Prison Project Philip trains leaders who invite others to study the Gospel of John. As part of Prison Project Philip, each participant receives a Bible for personal use and is encouraged to become part of a local church.

Prison Project Philip uses two kinds of Bible study: evangelistic and discipleship. All studies are available for the languages and cultures of the regions of Bible League International partnerships.

  • The Gospel of John—An evangelistic study that introduces the one, true God, and clearly shows our need for salvation through Jesus Christ.
  • Reaching Toward the Goal—Follow-up discipleship study teaching the importance of Bible reading, prayer, a life of holiness, sharing new faith, and becoming part of a local church.

Our Bible Partner: Bible League International

Bible League International is our partner that supplies Bibles for the PPP program.

You can help us to make a change and break the cycle of crime by volunteering your services or making a donation so that we can expand the PPP project into South African prisons. We are currently in only about 1% of all prisons in South Africa and need to expand our footprint. With YOUR help, we can do it.

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Core Values

At Prison Fellowship South Africa our five Core Values are more than just words. They’re our way of life.

We understand that organizations with clearly defined values—intentionally implemented in the culture—help us act with a higher purpose. As we grow, we strive to continually develop a culture that serves you well, as you help us fulfill our vision to break the cycle of crime and restore lives, worldwide, through Jesus’s love.

We Are Authentic

We mean what we say and prove it through our actions.

  • We are truthful. There is no separation between what we say and how we act.
  • We are reliable. We do what we say we will do.
  • We are direct without being offensive, striving to have constructive disagreements that lead to productive outcomes.

We Are Growing

A growth mindset drives our team to remain effective and relevant.

  • We are lifelong learners who own, build, and grow our capabilities.
  • We value humility and welcome new ways of thinking, working, and creating.
  • We grow from our mistakes and demonstrate kindness and forgiveness.

We Value Relationship

People are the heart of our work.

  • We believe people are more important than projects and we respect and care for those around us.
  • We are team players and help each other.
  • We value collaboration, togetherness, and unity in Jesus Christ.
  • We respect the diversity of Christian traditions, history, and culture.
  • We celebrate international context and character and seek to strengthen regional and global cooperation that is grounded in independent and indigenous leadership with common vision and purpose.

We Are Proactive

We turn vision and passion into action.

  • We value work expressed as service to other and are committed to develop and implementing culturally relevant programs and services that demonstrate respect, dignity, and the worth of people as those created and loved by God.
  • We aren’t just dreamers, we’re doers. We turn our vision and passion into action.
  • We are confident in our abilities to have the courage to take risks.
  • We see problems as opportunities and act quickly to identify solutions.

We Are Accountable

Without accountability, values hold no meaning.

  • We take ownership of our work and life balance to stay happy, healthy, and effective.
  • We strive for excellence; we hold ourselves and our colleagues to high standards and live as people ready to account for how we steward our gifts.
  • We embrace the core values of Prison Fellowship International and recognize them in action.