New Life Corrections Ministry Wayside Cross Ministries
215 East New York Street Aurora IL 60505 email@example.com
Who taught you how to be a Dad? Were you blessed to grow up in a Christian home with Christian parents, so that "from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to mkake you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus?"(see 2 Timothy 3:15) We know that God blesses us that we might be a blessing to others! Come to prison with us and BE A BLESSING!
God has honored us with a "specialized" outreach to incarcerated Dads! THANK YOU FATHER! God has "opened the door" into many jails & prisons, where we're invited to present our "Dads' Classes" - where we're honored to present the glorious Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ in the context of fatherhood. God is restoring "the hearts of the fathers to their children, and the hearts of the children to their fathers!"(See Malachi 4:6)
In 2010, we had 121 men "graduate" from our Dads' Classes.
In 2011, we saw 270 "graduates."
In 2012, I'm praying for 1000!
Only God knows how many wives & children
will be impacted through this outreach!
We have weekly Dads' Classes in the
Kane County Jail, DuPage County Jail, DeKalb County Jail, Kendall County Jail
Stateville Prison Illinois Youth Center - St. Charles
We've held 2-Day Dads' Classes Seminars in the State Prisons in
Robinson Pontiac Shawnee Jacksonville
We're scheduled to hold 2-Day Dads' Classes Seminars in the State Prisons in
Vandalia Vienna Lawrence Taylorville Big Muddy
Jan. 9 - 10 Feb. 13 - 14 Mar. 5 - 6 Apr. 2 - 3 May 7 - 8
Stateville MSU East Moline Logan Hill Southwestern
June 4 - 5 July 2 - 3 Aug. 6 - 7 Sept. 10 - 11 Oct. 9 - 10
Centralia Pinckneyville IL River
Nov. 5 - 6 Dec. 3 - 4 Jan. 14 - 15, 2013
We call our Dads travelling to hold 2-Day Seminars, our "Road Teams." We present the same Dads' Classes as in the weekly classes, but we present them where weekly classes simply are not an option for us. Our purpose is to:
Bring the Gospel to the inmates in the context of fatherhood,
Spark an interest in the men to become better Dads, break the generational cycle of crime, reduce recidivism, and
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 are provided. (For those interested, it costs us only about $6 per inmate for class materials. Much is donated.)
WE NEED MORE DADS
to help present the
(18 and older, no felony record, Pastor's recommendation)
Dave Haidle (Road Team member): "The majority of men in prison are fathers, and contrary to what many might think, these men are eager to be good fathers to their children. Our communities can only benefit from these men becoming better fathers. I can't think of a better investment of time than to be teaching eager men about God's perspective on fathering. It is challenging, humbling and rewarding; plus you get to know other brothers in Christ on a deeper level as you soldier together."
To sign up, please email Chaplain Tom at firstname.lastname@example.org.
You may sign up for more than one trip to more than one prison.
And, please recommend this opportunity to others!
Please forward this email to other Christian Dads!
PLEASE PRAY FOR MORE DADS!
DEFINING THE PROBLEM
AN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE OF FATHERING
GOD'S PLAN TO SOLVE THE PROBLEM
PRIDE, HUMILITY & GRACE
THE FEAR OF THE LORD
HANDLING ANGER & MORE
ANGER & CONFLICT RESOLUTION
ALCOHOL & DRUGS
WHO IS THE PERFECT FATHER?
HOW DID I LEARN TO BE A DAD?
BEING A GOOD EXAMPLE
COMMITMENT & SECURITY
LEARNING FROM OUR PAST
WHAT IS A REAL MAN
BECOME A SPECIALIST ON YOUR KID(S)
MORE INSIDE DAD ACTIVITIES
LEADERSHIP & DISCIPLINE
DAD IS LEADER
DAD IS A SERVANT-LEADER
SPIRITUALITY, RELIGION & CHRISTIANITY
CHRISTIANITY & CHANGE
SUGGESTIONS ON READING THE BIBLE
PORNOGRAPHY & MASTURBATION
"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.
We can also use financial help - please visit www.waysidecross.org and click on the "Red Heart." Thank you!