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Inside the Lines Summer Program


How would you like to play basketball against prison inmates 

as part of a summer ministry? 

Inside the Lines was a great experience for me! I believe God orchestrated that trip at the perfect time in my life. Getting to know the team and making great memories that I will never forget. It was a great blessing to me not just because we had a great time but it was a blessing in a spiritual way. Getting to play basketball every day was awesome but being able to personally talk and witness to 19 different inmates and seeing them accept Christ was even greater! I highly recommend joining the summer team if you get the opportunity to, it will be a great encouragement!


Joining Inside the Lines for part of the summer was the best experience of my life. I was able to not only reach the lost with the good news of Christ, but I was able have an experience of a lifetime. 


These guys did. 

The Details
June 4-7, 2024


How many players are needed?

Inside the Lines is looking for 7-9 college-age guys to travel for a couple weeks during the summer.  You can come play for one week or both weeks. We are not necessarily looking for incredible basketball players. We would love to win every game we play but that is not our ultimate goal. We are looking for guys who love God and want to use their God-given talents to give the gospel to men who desperately need to hear the truth.

What is the cost?

We ask that each team member raise $100 "missions support" from church, friends or family to help pay for gas, food, and any lodging needs. 

What are the details for the basketball games?

We will be looking to compete against 2 prisons per day while we are on the road. During every tournament the gospel will be preached by Jonathan Washer and the team members will assist in giving the gospel to the inmates. Team members will also have an opportunity to give their salvation testimonies. During the evening while traveling, the team will either be practicing as a team or evangelizing the community using basketball.


Is going into a prison dangerous?

The staff at Inside the Lines have hosted basketball tournaments in 10 different states and over 80 different prisons. Never at any point was their safety in question. The inmates are always thrilled that we are there and enjoy the fellowship with "free world" people. That being said, all team members joining us during the summer will still be thoroughly trained in what to expect inside of a prison.

What else do I need to travel with Inside the Lines?

Every team member must be 18 or older and will be required to pass a background check in each of the states being visited.

Each team member will need to bring his own bedding.

Jerseys will be provided. 

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