Restorative Practices for Congregations

Restorative Practices for Congregations is a training that teaches ways to build relationships and repair them when harm is done. We partner with Shalem Network’s FaithCARE and the International Institute for Restorative Practices to offer this training to congregations. Contact us at to find out more. And check out this report on the Restorative Practices in Congregations pilot project launched by the CRC.


Prison Ministry Training Manual

Restorative justice is a different way of looking at and dealing with offenders and the people they've harmed - a way that can open up a whole new understanding of what it is you can accomplish through your ministry. Click here to download the manual and learn about the ins and outs of prison ministry. This Prison Ministry Training Manual was developed by Rev. John Lamsma. 




The New Jim Crow by Michelle Alexander


Just Mercy by Bryan Stevenson
Beyond Retribution: A New Testament Vision for Justice, Crime, and Punishment by Christopher D. Marshall, Professor of Restorative Justice at Eastern Mennonite University
Changing Lenses: A New Focus for Crime and Justice by Zehr Howard. Review by Rev. John de Vries, Jr.
Justice: Rights and Wrongs by Nicholas Wolterstorff. Review in the Banner.