Residents Encounter Christ Of Florida, Inc.

Residents Encounter Christ Of Florida, Inc.

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Residents Encounter Christ Of Florida, Inc. (REC) is an inter-denominational Christian ministry that brings the Good News of God’s grace to residents of jails in Florida. REC’s goal is to reduce the recidivism rate (habitual relapse into crime) of the residents of Florida jails. The ministry aims to plant REC communities throughout the state of Florida bringing the program to every Florida county jail. During a three-day REC experience, a team of about 35-45 Christian men and women from different denominational backgrounds, both lay and clergy, enter a correctional facility to share 3-days of the Christian community. Through a series of talks and group discussions, we teach priorities, goal-setting, and encourage a strong faith as a way of life for their future. The REC-Outside program provides attendees (pilgrims) with the same experience on the “outside” as the residents have on the “inside”. Participating in a REC-Outside also fulfills the necessary requirements to serve on an inside REC team at one of the county jails. After the initial REC is held at a jail, volunteers from the REC community visit the residents monthly for “gatherings” to continue to support them in their spiritual growth.

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