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Operation Starting Line Overview
Operation Starting Line (OSL) is a program of Prison Fellowship centered around a collaborative network of national, regional and state ministries across the country that together seek to evangelize and disciple juvenile and adult prisoners and their families through the transforming power of Jesus Christ.
Operation Starting Line (OSL) Mission The mission of OSL is “to operate as a collaboration of like- minded ministries that seek the transformation of prisoners (juvenile and adult) and their reconciliation to God, family and community through the power and truth of Jesus Christ.
Operation Starting Line (OSL) Goals Evangelize To share the Gospel with those in prison by every effective means available to us; and to equip followers of Jesus in prison to do the same Disciple To serve those in prison who follow Christ so they may be transformed into His likeness and reconciled to others; and to equip followers of Christ in prison and out to do the same. Collaborate To be a tight working collaboration of those who deliver evangelism and discipleship together, bound by a dependence on consistent, intentional prayer.
Focus of OSL Collaboration Evangelism and Discipleship
OSL – Key Points: § § § OSL is a tight working collaboration – not just a network Prison Fellowship provides coordinating leadership for OSL The OSL focus is on evangelism and discipleship in prisons Core constituents are juvenile and adult prisoners and their families OSL Core Materials (provider) are: OSL Volunteer Orientation DVD (PF), OSL “Free on the Inside” Bible (Biblica), OSL “New Believers” Discipleship Booklet (The Navigators), OSL “Running the Race” Bible Correspondence booklet (CBI), OSL “Book of Hope” series (One Hope)