Institute for Prison Ministries
Founded in 1984, the Institute for Prison Ministries (IPM) at the Billy Graham Center, Wheaton College is dedicated to equipping and encouraging the Body of Christ for correctional ministry. IPM supports and sponsors a number of programs aimed at educating professionals and volunteers to carry out effective prison ministries, often in collaboration with other organizations. These programs include the School for Correctional Ministry, college accredited courses in chaplaincy and reentry; evangelism and discipleship seminars for prisoners; training for volunteers and mentors; and print resources for families, corrections staff and those ministering to victims of crime. In addition, IPM administers the Colson Scholarship for ex-offenders, an undergraduate, graduate level or correctional ministries certificate program scholarship at Wheaton College.