What is a CSF Chapter?
CSF Chapters are at the heart of
Corrections Staff Fellowship.
Chapters consist of informal groups of staff meeting at or near a
custody, probation, or parole facility. Staff encourage each other
to effectively incorporate their faith in all areas of their lives,
families and profession, and learn how to make a difference in the
Said Joe McGrath, former Warden at
California's Pelican Bay State Prison:
Fellowship provides a venue for people of faith to come together in
an atmosphere of sharing and support as we pursue being men and
women of integrity in an often dark and dangerous environment. The
concept of maintaining control, remaining strong, and yet being
compassionate and caring is fostered when people of integrity
support each other in fellowship and prayer. I had the privilege of
seeing this happen at Pelican Bay State Prison through CSF."
How to Begin a CSF Chapter
It is our hope at CSF that the staff throughout the
Corrections community worldwide would "catch the vision" to begin CSF Chapters.
CSF offers help and
support in all aspects of establishing a CSF Chapter. Here are the guidelines:
- Pray for the Lord’s guidance and
direction. "Unless the Lord builds the house, it's builders
labor in vain." (Psalm 127).
- Select a leader, meeting place, and regular
day and time to meet.
- The leader must complete a New Chapter
(available here), and agree to conduct Chapter
activities in accordance
with the CSF Statement of Mission and
For further information on beginning a CSF
Chapter, contact the CSF office at (714) 573-2921