About ARM:

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.  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.  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.

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


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 partner for ABS to place Bibles in federal and state prisons and local jails in the United States.

Greeting Cards

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.

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 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.

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For general mail correspondence:

ARM Prison Outreach

PO Box 1490

Joplin, MO 64802-1490

Phone:  417-781-9100

Email: info@arm.org

Website: www.arm.org

Physical Location:

3605 N. Main Street

Joplin, MO 64801-3665