This course equips those ministering within correctional and community settings to research, plan, and administrate a ministry program that provides learning experiences to help offenders and ex-offenders 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.
This course provides an introduction to the unique challenges and strategies involved in care and counseling within a correctional setting as presented by correctional staff, the incarcerated and the families of offenders. Focus will be given to an introductory knowledge of the problems of human suffering, biblical foundations for care in ministry, rudimentary person-to-person helping skills, as well as general counseling theories and techniques applicable to the correctional setting. Consideration will be given to ethical issues, knowing one’s limits of competence and knowledge, and of when and to whom one should refer.
This course provides an overview of the principles and practices for leading and managing a not-for-profit organization. Topics introduced will include leadership, ethics, strategic planning, operating policies, board governance, human relations, marketing, fundraising, financial management, collaborative partnerships, and program evaluation as they relate to non-profit correctional organizations. Each topic is approached from a Biblical perspective.
This course is designed for those involved in correctional ministry seeking to develop personal leadership, be effective witnesses and disciple other believers toward maturity in Christ. Spiritual formation theology, process, and spiritual disciplines will be explored.
This course will provide participants with knowledge of the biblical foundation for prisoner reintegration ministry and the practical application of reentry research. It will help participants describe the issues, barriers, and challenges to the successful reintegration of those transitioning from prison to society. The course will also describe the phases and key principles of prisoner reintegration with emphasis on making decisions related to practical planning for a ministry, along with the need to understand the various natures of individuals, churches, organizations, government entities and the community as it relates to reintegration from prison back into society.
This course will examine theories and practices in case management and mentoring for successful reentry of offenders. Assessment and program development will be discussed as well as opportunities for developing skills.