Correctional Ministries Program Development and Evaluation


Number of Lessons: 24Course Duration: 56 DaysCredits: 3Price: $40


This course equips those ministering within correctional settings to research, plan, and administrate a ministry program that provides learning experiences to help the incarcerated encounter the person of God, the truths of His Word, the power of His Holy Spirit, and to transform their thinking and behavior while developing basic life skills.


ProfessorChaplain R. Steve Lowe
  • Claremont Graduate University, doctoral coursework in Criminal Justice
  • California State University, San Bernardino, MA
  • Pepperdine University, MA
  • Talbot Theological Seminary, Biola University, MA
  • BS in Criminology
  • AA in Police Science


  • Determine both a biblically based theology of mission with the incarcerated and a vision and mission with his/her specific correctional ministry program that serve as personal foundations for theory and praxis.
  • Create a ministry program that provides transformation, motivates key stakeholders, and limits problems and liability.
  • Apply evidence-based practices to his/her ministry program development.
  • Describe the unique characteristics and diversity issues of offenders and their implications for ministry program development and the creation of learning opportunities.
  • Develop volunteer recruiting, orientation, selecting (screening), training, placing, ongoing technical support, and evaluation strategies.
  • Discuss the person and the work of the Holy Spirit in the process of teaching, learning, and spiritual formation.