VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR
Dads' Classes "Road Teams"
"Go into all the world and preach the Gospel!"
- Mark 16:15
New Life Corrections Ministry
Wayside Cross Ministries
215 East New York Street
Aurora IL 60505
May 30, 2011
"ROAD TEAM" MINISTRY IN LINE TO EXPAND SIGNIFICANTLY!
I received this email last week from an official in the Illinois Department of Corrections.
"Hello Chaplain Tom! We have started our statewide Fatherhood Initiative and are so excited. Because of the success of your program at Robinson Correctional Center and at Stateville, I have a big request. Can you make this happen in each of our male facilities state wide and if so how do you envision accomplishing this task? The two day program is fabulous and so well received. I know this is a tall order, so we could discuss how to best move toward this end. Looking forward to working with you on this endeavor." I assured the official we would do it, that my goal would be to do one prison each month, and I'd pray God would raise up the volunteers and resources to make it happen.
Please pray as this ministry opportunity develops!
Please pray God will raise up volunteers
and the necessary finances!
On our Dads' Classes "Road Teams," we present the same Dads' Classes we have weekly in many local County Jails, but we present them in a 2-Day Seminar. We visit Prisons, where weekly classes simply are not an option for us. Our purposes are:
•Bring the Gospel to the inmates in the context of fatherhood,
•Hopefully spark an interest in the men to become better Dads, break the generational cycle of crime, reduce recidivism, and
•Hopefully spark an interest in the Prison Staff to welcome the year-long Malachi Dads' Program.
"Road Team" members lead small-group discussions between the classes, and may lead classes (your choice). We pay our own expenses (travel, motel & some meals). Class materials & training are provided. If you're interested, now's the time to get signed up! We don't have the various prisons scheduled yet, but I'm hopeful to be able to schedule one each month. You must be signed up at least 6 weeks in advance for security clearances to be obtained. Brian Polencheck, "Road Team" member, on our trip to Robinson in April: "I think I believed that most of the inmates would be there as a way to have this look good on their record and what I found was that the majority really wanted to learn how to be a good fathers and men. I could see the hurt in many of their eyes and voices because of not having those relationships with their children and wives. I believe many really had no idea how to fix the hurt and pain they had or inflicted on those they cared about. I also discovered, after experiencing the small group sessions, how many of these men had no father or male role models and the ones they had were quite the opposite of good role models. I wondered how I would have turned out if I would have experienced the same as them and would have never known the love of our heavenly Father. I realized I could be in their place. God has given me a lot - none of it I have earned or deserved - so for me to take those 2 days to give just a small portion back was a privilege."
To sign up, please email Chaplain Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
"Road Team" members, scheduled to visit Robinson Correctional Center, October 17-18, 2011:
1. Dave Haidle
2. George King
3. Brian Polencheck
4. Gary Sellers
5. Fred MIller
6. ScottKalas !
7. Chris McClure
8. Ramiro Medrano 9. Tom & Wendy Horton
In faith, I'm expecting more prisons to invite us, so we'll need more volunteers! Email Chaplain Tom today, email@example.com
OUR "DADS' CLASSES"
DEFINING THE PROBLEM
• AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF FATHERING
• GOD’S PLAN TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM
• PRIDE, HUMILITY & GRACE
• THE FEAR OF THE LORD
• RE-BUILDING TRUST
• LEARNING FROM OUR PAST
• WHAT IS A REAL MAN
• SETTING GOALS
• SPIRITUALITY, RELIGION & CHRISTIANITY
• CHRISTIANITY & CHANGE
• SPIRITUAL FEEDING
• SPIRITUAL WORK-OUT
• SUGGESTIONS ON READING THE BIBLE
HANDLING ANGER & MORE
• ANGER & CONFLICT RESOLUTION
• ALCOHOL & DRUGS
• HANDLING STRESS
• BECOME A SPECIALIST ON YOUR KID(S)
• PROVIDING TREASURE
• MORE INSIDE DAD ACTIVITIES
• WHO IS THE PERFECT FATHER?
• HOW DID I LEARN TO BE A DAD?
• BEING A GOOD EXAMPLE
• COMMITMENT & SECURITY
LEADERSHIP & DISCIPLINE
• DAD IS LEADER
• DAD IS A SERVANT-LEADER
"FIREPROOF" (the movie)
• PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION
If you're not able to join our "Road Team,"
please keep an eye on our email updates and join us in prayer. This ministry has incredible potential!
Please email Chaplain Tom for more information or to sign up for the "Road Team!"