TDCJ Approved Volunteer Training

TDCJ Volunteer Training Waco
Texas Baptist Men
5351 Catron
Dallas, TX 75227
(214) 801-0620
Contact Person: Randy Newberry
03/11/17 1:00pm – 5:00pm


U.S. ​Chaplain's Resources 

Free ​Christian books, Bibles and other materials to over 1,366 US prisons and jails. All materials are donated free of charge and we cover the shipping costs.

Downloadable Resource Docs

09/2017 TDCJ Staff
Unit Directory

Biblical Studies, Curriculum, & Helps

Ministries & Organizations*

  • Bibles by the Case specializes in case quantities of Bibles for churches & groups. LOWEST PRICES & FREE SHIPPING everyday! By partnering directly with publishers, we're able to provide the lowest prices anywhere
  • Bible Gateway is a website that allows you to freely read, research, and reference scripture online in the language or translation of your choice! Find and compare Scripture passages based on keywords, phrases or scripture reference.
  • FREE Bible 101 offers a free online 11-hour overview course that will help you grasp the message of the Bible. This course includes visual aids, footage shot on location in Biblical lands and animated graphics with classroom style instruction. This course takes the individual events of the Bible and chronologically ties them together into one universal drama.
  • FREE Bible Correspondences Courses ECS Ministries provides both English & Spanish correspondence courses for Inmates and their families completely FREE of charge (no strings attached) to any inmate in North America, including all mailing costs. ECS offers over 70 courses in English and nearly 40 in Spanish.
  • FREE Bible Study (sample) Earn college credit while getting training to plant churches behind bars. 
  • I am Second a movement where significance in life is a shared value among people of all kinds. It is designed to help people discover their purpose in life. Have you discovered yours?
  • The Mailbox Club equips believers and churches around the world to give children the opportunity to encounter God and to grow in spiritual maturity.​ (sample)
  • Need Him Why am I here? How do I beat this loneliness? What makes my life so hard? Where is that one special relationship? We've all asked such questions. Perhaps you're struggling with one now. If not, it's likely you will again. So where are the answers?
  • Nothing's too Hard for God You've seen the ads. Now hear the whole story. Forgiveness, Relationship, Illness, Fear, Finances, Loss, Addiction. Call 1-800-4-PRAYER.

Non-Profit & Organizational Resources*

  • Deaf Prison Ministries Network An informal network of individuals and churches who desire to work together and minister to deaf people who are directly or indirectly affected by crime, including organizations in the restorative process, according to Christian principals.
  • Desert Waters Correctional Outreach Desert Waters is a nonprofit corporation with the mission to increase the occupational, personal and family well-being of all correctional staff and personnel. A 24/7 hotline, the Corrections Ventline™, is anonymous and confidential.
  • provides a wide range of practical resources serving the correctional and re-entry communities. This site brings together resources for finding jobs and dealing with many of today's challenging re-entry and correctional issues.
  • Hope for the Heart Jail & Prison Ministers and Chaplains use Hope for the Heart’s Biblical Counseling Keys to help inmates and others resolve core issues and experience a lasting change.
  • Mothers Against Methaphetamines (MAMa) FREE Study guides and pamphlets for prison and jail ministries. Materials available include Crystal Meth: They Call It Ice, and Power over Addiction workbook and video.
  • Mercy Heart assists families and children of inmates through and beyond the transitions of incarceration toward mental, emotional, material and spiritual well-being. Mercy Heart is also a place where the ex-offender can successfully navigate re-entry back into their community; and reconnect with their family through counseling and other community-based resources.
  • Overcomers Recovery Support Program is a spiritual plan of recovery for people struggling with life-controlling problems based on the 90-day recovery workbook A Daily Choice, Overcoming Life-Controlling Problems.
  • Prison Fellowship Resources for Inmates, their families and ex-offenders
  • Prison Mission Association Media produces a weekly radio radio show “Prison Transformation - Changing Hearts with Christ!” 
  • Walter Hoving Home A non-profit, faith-based residential program for women 18 years and older who have been involved in drug addiction, alcoholism, prostitution and other life-controlling problems including incarceration. Locations in New York, California and Las Vegas.
  • World Missionary Press is an interdenominational faith ministry producing 48-page topical Scripture booklets in 310 languages plus Bible study booklets and New Testaments for FREE worldwide distribution as the Lord enables.

DOC, BOP & Other Related Agencies*

*COPE is not responsible for content of resources other than our own.