Relationships | A church helps former inmates by building relationships
by Russ Pulliam
Posted 5/09/19, 01:05 pm
“A friend loves at all times” (Proverbs 17:17).
Let him be czar of the criminal justice system, and Indianapolis Pastor David Cederquist would issue court orders for at least one good friendship for each person coming out of prison.
Cederquist is pastor of Brookside Community Church in Indianapolis, an unusual inner-city effort to help former inmates find a new way of life.
Cederquist knows the sad pattern—too many get locked up, then go back to their old ways after release, losing family and friends. They don’t have a job or a place to live.