Welcome to Safer Communities Ministry

Bringing LIFE SKILLS, DELIVERANCE and HOPE to inmates, ex-offenders, those suffering from addictions and their families through volunteers who believe in the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ!


Our vision is to build safer communities by transforming the lives of prisoners and ex-offenders. Our communities will be much safer when the broken find healing, takers become givers, and tax liabilities become tax payers and law abiding citizens.




Safer Communities Ministry (SCM) is now partnering with John Hurley and First Baptist Church of Indian Trail (FBCIT) in establishing the Addiction Recovery Ministry.  ARM meets each Tuesday evening at 6:30 p.m. in the gymnasium of First Presbyterian Church in downtown Monroe.  This safe and convenient location is located at 302 East Windsor Street in Monroe, NC 28112. 


Addiction is an epidemic that exists in many forms throughout our communities.   Unfortunately, almost every family has been touched by the devastation that addiction brings - in some form or fashion.  Most families affected by addiction have refrained from reaching out, assuming no one has the answer, or really cares. 


For this reason, SCM has partnered with the Christ based Addiction Recovery Ministry (ARM) to offer a confidential and safe recovery based on truth from God’s Word.  Mentors who have experienced God’s transformation meet weekly with family members and those affected by addiction to study God’s Word, to pray, and to experience loving and caring fellowship.  HELPLESSNESS IS REPLACED BY HOPE!


The mission of ARM is to lead those affected by  addiction into the knowledge of freedom only Christ can bring.  In a loving, non-judgmental environment, SCM and ARM want to reach addicted families BEFORE one is imprisoned, divorced, sinks into poverty or experiences death.


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Upcoming Events in 2013!

  • Union County Jail Training - April 11, 2013
  • Twenty-Eighth Annual SCM Fundraising Banquet - May 4, 2013
  • Crusade to Columbia, SC Prisons:  May 31 - June 2, 2013
  • Crusade to Columbia, SC Prisons:  August 23-25, 2013
  • Crusade to Columbia, SC Prisons:  November 29 - December 1, 2013


Please visit our Events Page for more information.