American Rehabilitation Ministry
           PO Box 1490, Joplin, MO 64802



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Mission Statement
ARM Prison Outreach is an arm of the church to help fulfill the biblical mandate of Jesus, "I was in prison and you came to visit me," Matt 25:36, NIV. Our specialized programs are designed to proclaim the love and message of Jesus to the incarcerated, help lead them into a saving and personal relationship with the Savior, build them up in the faith, and equip them for a lifetime of faithful service in the Lord’s Kingdom.

Communion Table Baptistries

You may sponsor the placement of a Communion Table Baptistry in your local prison or jail.  These units are beautiful as well as functional.  Click on here to see all the details.  ARM has been donating these to prisons and selling them to churches since the late 70's. 

Collapsible Portable Baptistries

These baptistries weigh only 28 pounds and are the size of a large suitcase, yet they hold up to 200 gallons of water and unfold to a length of 70 inches.  Click on here to see all the details. They are perfect for short term mission trips, hospitals, jails, retirement centers, or youth camps where a Communion Table Baptistry is not feasible. These also serve as a great foreign missions project. Portable baptistries are now on more than 100 different mission fields including: Russia, Siberia, Communist Red China, Cuba, and Israel.  As of July, 2011, ARM has donated 1,434 baptistries of both types to jails and prisons across America.

In-Prison Seminars

A.R.M. offers "See Through The Scriptures" in-prison seminars which Mr. Garman teaches personally. This seminar is a twelve-hour program taught over a period of three days inside the prison. It is a structured program utilizing a workbook and 40 full-color overhead transparencies as teaching tools. The "See Through The Scriptures" seminar is also available to churches who invite Mr. Garman to come and teach.

American Bible Academy

A.B.A. is dedicated to providing high quality, advanced Bible correspondence courses to the incarcerated, at no cost, through our Inmate Scholarship Program. All course material is written by respected Bible College Professors or leading Christian Educators. These professionally typeset, printed and bound courses have been specifically written for use in the A.B.A.’s correspondence program.  MESSAGE FROM JOE WELCH

American Missionary Outreach

AMERICAN MISSIONARY OUTREACH (A.M.O.) was established to provide tracts and teaching materials for missionaries overseas. Whenever possible, Mr. Garman travels overseas for evangelistic campaigns and "See Through The Scriptures" seminars. A.R.M. is truly the mission with an ARM around the world.

American Bible Society

ARM Prison Outreach (American Rehabilitation Ministries) of Joplin, Missouri, is now partnering with the American Bible Society of New York. ARM has been chosen as the national distribution center for ABS to place Bibles in federal and state prisons and local jails in the United States.

Greeting Card Ministry

DaySpring Cards, a Christian greeting card company generously donates millions of Christian greeting cards to be distributed to federal and state prisons across the United States. Each of these cards has an inspirational Scripture text. Sometimes a tract is inserted inside the cards to share the Gospel and offer a free Bible correspondence course to the prisoner. Close to five million greeting cards are distributed annually.


Statement of Faith

  • We believe there is one God, eternally existent in three persons: Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
  • We believe in the deity and supreme authority of Jesus Christ, in His virgin birth, sinless life, atoning death, bodily resurrection, ascension to the right hand of the Father, and His personal return in power and glory.
  • We believe without reservation in the full and final inspiration of the Bible, that is the infallible Word of God, and thus the all-sufficient rule of faith and life.
  • We believe in the reality of final judgment, heaven and hell as taught in the Bible.
  • We believe in the divine origin and character of the church, and in the restoration of its unity and practice on the New Testament basis.
  • We believe man is saved by the grace of God through faith, and that as taught in Scripture, man’s faith involves repentance of sin, confession of faith in Christ, baptism by immersion in water, and a life of faithfulness to Jesus and His Word.




American Rehabilitation Ministries
P.O. Box 1490
Joplin, Missouri 64802-1490

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