December 30, 2011

We need your help in the IL Prisons! December 2011

JAIL-MAIL from Chaplain Tom

December 30, 2011

New Life Corrections Ministry
Wayside Cross Ministries

215 East New York Street
Aurora IL 60505 

tbeatty@waysidecross.org

"ROAD TEAMS" TAKE OUR

"DADS' CLASSES"

TO THE MEN IN THE ILLINOIS' PRISONS!

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 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. 

 

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."

OUR "ROAD TEAMS" SCHEDULE

Jan. 9 - 10, Vandalia CC, confirmed
Feb. 13 - 14, Vienna CC, confirmed
Mar. 5 - 6, Lawrence CC, all but confirmed

Mar. 19 - 20, Stateville MSU, not yet confirmed
Apr. 2 - 3, Taylorville CC, confirmed
May 7 - 8, Big Muddy River CC, confirmed

May 21 - 22, Shawnee CC, confirmed
June 4 - 5, Menard MSU, confirmed
July 2 - 3, East Moline CC, not yet confirmed
July 9 - 10, Danville CC, not yet confirmed
August 6 - 7, Logan CC, not yet confirmed
Sept. 10 - 11, Hill CC, confirmed
Oct. 9 - 10, Southwestern IL CC, confirmed
Nov. 5 - 6, Centralia CC, not yet confirmed

Dec. 3 - 4, Pinckneyville CC, not yet confirmed

Jan. 14 - 15, '13, IL River CC, not yet confirmed

The "not yet confirmed" dates are "penciled in."  Please pray for their confirmation.

 

 

 

You may sign up for more than one trip to more than one prison.  

And, please recommend this opportunity to others!  

WE NEED MORE DADS!

(Must be 18 or older, no felony record, have Pastor's recommendation.)

 

To sign up, please email Chaplain Tom at tbeatty@waysidecross.org

Chaplain Tom will need your SSN & DOB to obtain a security clearance.

 

 

 

CLASS 1

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

 

CLASS 4

HANDLING ANGER & MORE

  • ANGER & CONFLICT RESOLUTION
  • SELF-CONTROL
  • ALCOHOL & DRUGS
  • HANDLING STRESS

 


CLASS 7

FATHERING

  • WHO IS THE PERFECT FATHER?
  • HOW DID I LEARN TO BE A DAD?
  • BEING A GOOD EXAMPLE
  • COMMITMENT & SECURITY

 

 

 

 

CLASS 2

GETTING STARTED

  • LEARNING FROM OUR PAST
  • WHAT IS A REAL MAN
  • SELF-WORTH
  • SETTING GOALS

 

 

 

CLASS 5

DISTANT DAD

  • BECOME A SPECIALIST ON YOUR KID(S)
  • EMPATHY
  • PROVIDING TREASURE
  • MORE INSIDE DAD ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

CLASS 8

LEADERSHIP & DISCIPLINE

  • DAD IS LEADER
  • DAD IS A SERVANT-LEADER
  • DISCIPLINE

 

 

 

 

 

 

CLASS 3

SPIRITUALITY

  • SPIRITUALITY, RELIGION & CHRISTIANITY
  • CHRISTIANITY & CHANGE
  • SPIRITUAL FEEDING
  • SPIRITUAL WORK-OUT
  • SUGGESTIONS ON READING THE BIBLE

 

 

CLASS 6

RELATIONSHIPS

  • S-X
  • MARRIAGE
  • LOVE
  • LUST
  • PORNOGRAPHY & MASTURBATION
  • CHASTITY

 

 

CLASS 9

"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!

Please email Chaplain Tom

for more information or to reserve your spot! 

tbeatty@waysidecross.org

December 29, 2011

SOCPM Prayer Request for Dixon's Renewing Fatherhood class

Greetings I hope all had a blessed and joy filled Christmas.

 

A personal prayer request for the men at Dixon. There has been an ongoing issue with not everyone getting his pass to attend the class. Please pray that those responsible with issuing them will take heed to the e-mails addressing the issue and take steps and or actions to insure all the men will get their pass to attend class.



Dixon Correctional Center Renewing Fatherhood
Prayer Request – Wednesday December 28, 2011

David – For continued healing relationships with my wife and 4 children, for forgiveness on their part as well as for me willing to do so.

Robert – I’m a 53-year old man and God is working for me things such as bringing my family back into my life. I’m asking that you’ll agree and go to God’s throne of grace and pray with me that God will continue to be before me and my family and all of my loved ones. I need you to pray that God will bless us with a miracle in lives and bless our children. Amen

William S. – Pray for Christian prisoners not to accept or to have labels that God did not give them; losers, criminal, etc.

No name given – First I want to give thanks to the Father above for everything He has done for me. I also would like the Father to bless my family on health and strength plus safety so Father please keep them in your memory. Thank you.

No name given – I also ask that the Father to take care of close friends and the things that they may be going through and also keep them safe and healthy as well as their fathers.

Brian – Please pray for me to be more committed to God and His teachings and increase my faith. Thank you and God bless you.

Will – Family members Donna fighting breast cancer, M.S. and financial struggles because of medical costs, for Jason to get rooted and grounded in his faith in Christ, needs constant work to support his family from his carpentry business, Jessica healing of spirit soul, mind, body spirit through Christ, Donald, provision for daily living, get established in God’s Word, Amber, salvation, emotional healing, provision, protection, from worldliness and bad relationships and skill in good decision making.

No name given – Pray for Sophia, Devon, Dillon, Stella, Wanda, Chris, Maurice, Kat, Nate, and Brooke.

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord;

Scott Kalas

socpm@socpm.org

Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries™


U.S. Mail
Soldiers Of Christ Prison Ministries
P.O. Box 671
Cortland, IL 60112-0671

 

 

 

December 26, 2011

SOCPM Prayer Request December 2011

Greetings to all SOCPM prayer partners;

I hope you all had a joyful and blessed Christmas with family and lived ones. Thank you for your on going prayer support.

SOCPM Praise and Prayer Requests December 26, 2011

Praises

Samuel T. a SOCPM student of Life Institute program Fall 2010 has completed parole and has had his sentence Discharged.

 

Lawrence J. a SOCPM student of Life Institute program Fall 2010 has completed parole and has had his sentence Discharged.

Rodney J. SOCPM’s Malachi Dad graduate 2010/2011 was paroled.

An average of 90+% attendance at Sheridan in Renewing Fatherhood and Discipleship 101

Safe travels and a successful seminar in a volunteer capacity with New Life Corrections’ instruction of ‘Transforming Incarcerated Dads’ to 30 dads at Jacksonville Correctional Center in early December.

My church Redeemer Fellowship has allocated $500 towards prison ministry for the 2012 budget.

 

Requests


The students in ‘Renewing Fatherhood’ are not getting their passes to attend class. The past two weeks attendance has suffered. Last week none were issued a call to the Assistant Warden of Programs was necessary to get passes issued so at least a few could attend. Please pray that the staff of Dixon will be more diligent in seeing the passes are distributed.

New Life Corrections’ road trip for fatherhood seminar January 8-10 at Vandalia Correctional Center; Because of personal family commitments I will not be able to participate but please pray for traveling mercies, God glorifying teachings & open and softened hearts of the fathers. Also pray for additional volunteers for future New Life Corrections Fatherhood seminars.

Wisdom in choosing and developing curriculum for a new class planned for Fall 2012. The class will focus on teaching the students how to interpret the Bible, and fruitful daily Bible study/devotion and prayer.
Pray for last year Malachi Dad graduate Rodney J. who was recently paroled. Pray for, housing in healthy environment, reconciliation with family, finding a solid Bible based church family, a Christian mentor and eventual employment.

 

SOCPM is in urgent need of additional reoccurring monthly support to cover expenses. Currently, monthly expenses are averaging $650. Reoccurring monthly support is $205. Thankfully one-time gifts have been a blessing in off setting some of these expenses and have reduced the need to be paid from personal finances.  Please pray that God will bring forth more ministry partners who can give monthly.

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord;


 
Scott Kalas
President/Founder
scott@socpm.org

 

Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries™
P. O. Box 671
Cortland, IL 60112-0671
 

 

December 18, 2011

Student Prayer Request Week End of December 21, 2011

Thanks for your prayers

Dixon Correctional Center Renewing Fatherhood

Prayer Request – Wednesday December 14, 2011

Michael – I wish for healing, strength, wisdom, blessings and love in the other hearts to know things happen for the reason for the better and that there is a plan for us all who in their hearts truly believe that it’s true. But Father I also pray for true understanding of things we not yet know.

???? – I ask that the Father take care of my family and keep them strong.

David S. – Please pray for reconciliation in my family and there will be forgiveness. God bless 2 Corinthians 13:14, or my family to be built on the foundation of Jesus Christ and not on self.

Robert R. – Pray that God will bless me to do His will and bless and keep me in perfect peace. I ask for prayer to have the right attitude and desire to write my children, good, healthy and heart felt letters and get a good response from them as well as great joy and peace that our hearts would be comforted with God’s comfort. Amen. I also pray our heavenly Father to continue to let His will of perfection be done in everyone’s life that desires His favor. I pray that God will keep Scott’s family in perfect peace and God will reward him. Amen.

William S. – For the body of Christ the peace of God to understand the day, time and age that we are living in & how the prophecy of the Word of God is being fulfilled today, the trouble and His triumph.

 

Sheridan Correctional Center Renewing Fatherhood
Prayer Request – Friday December 16, 2011

No Prayer Request this week I for got to request them, sorry.

 

Sheridan Correctional Center Discipleship 101
Prayer Request – Friday December 9, 2011

Anthony – Pray for my mother Loretta that she remains safe and healthy. Pray for my son Stephen that he make wise choices and do well in school. Pray for my brother Peter that he finds help with his addiction. Pray for my brother George that he remains calm and finds employment also for the strength to continue to act as a father to my son.

Dean – Pray for my Aunt Helen’s beast cancer and who had surgery. My mom who is traveling to Virginia for the holidays, Kelly my ex-fiancĂ© to bring her back to the Lord and to her family, my father Curtis whose health is poor and he continues to struggle, my two sons who are incarcerated and whom I hope to help and get closer with when I get out. Amen.

Yusef – Prayers for Toshiba, Satina and Courtney, including all family, friends loved ones and enemies as well.

Clarence – Today (12/16) is my mother’s birthday she passed away 22 years ago. My prayer request is that the power falls upon me for the manifestation of His glory in my life. In Jesus name Amen. Total deliverance from all sin, shame and doubt. In Jesus name amen Bombard heaven on my behalf saints and may the Lord use you all mightily in intercessory prayer.

Stephen A. – I need prayer for peace in my life and reunite my family and understanding toward people and patience and that Trenett, my kid’s mother and my children get in touch with me and He let me know if he wants me to go to Saint Leonard’s House on Kedzie.

Antoine – I ask that you pray for all us in prison that we will follow the Lord upon our return to society I ask that you pray for us to shine His light in the darkness of persons over the world. I ask a special prayer for my mother to comfort her and keep her in good spirits. I also thank God for His many blessings and for this ministry. In Jesus name Amen.

Richard – Please pray that I remain strong and courageous upon the path of God’s will for my life. Thank you all that are involved in this mission it is a true blessing and a wonderful time of fellowship in the body of Christ.

William D. – I’m in dire need of a blessing financially. I’m owed a payment on a settlement yet I haven’t received despite writing the consulting company that distributes the payment 3 times. My wife is challenged financially do to my absence so please pray that are difficulties financially will be relieved. Thank you very much

Robert J. – I’m praying for the homeless and the kid’s who’s calling out to the Lord and my family

William H. – My prayer for Scott, this ministry and his family. Please pray for my wife and my children that they all come into more intimate relationship with Jesus Christ, His strength and protections. Thank you

Jon B. I am asking for prayer that God would prepare my heart for His purpose upon my release from Sheridan C.C. Please pray for Rosa, my ex-landlord whose mother passes away.

Rick D. – Pray for my family pray for the Mastr…. Family, for Wanda K who has liver cancer. Pray for Harriet who loves God very much.

Robert M. – First I like you to know my prayers are being answered with abundance. My son’s case worker told me on last Friday (12/09) that she intends to make sure I get full custody of my son once I prove myself fit to be father according to DCFS. So thank you for all the prayers. I would like to ask that you pray for my son’s mental health. He struggles with low self-confidence. He is 5 years old, also for my daughters and their relationship with Jesus. My mother needs you as well. Thank you. Also pray that I stay in His will doing His work by His guiding hands.

 

???? – That God through the Holy Spirit grant all the strength to turn the other cheek, for world peace and an end to al the needless killing from war, that all who leave Sheridan C.C. will be successful at a drug and alcohol free life, that the Word of God will be made clear throughout the world, that all children will receive proper guidance to live happy, healthy productive life. We ask all this in our Lord Jesus Christ. Amen

Robert H. For more wisdom knowledge and understanding of the Word of God to come into maturity as a grown mature Christian to feat on the strong meat and truths in the Word.

 

Grace, mercy and peace from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord;

 

Scott Kalas
President/Founder
scott@socpm.org


 

Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries™
P. O. Box 671
Cortland, IL 60112-0671 

 

December 8, 2011

DADS NEEDED! CHRISTIAN DADS!

 

 

DADS NEEDED!  CHRISTIAN DADS!

"Go into all the world and preach the Gospel!"

                                                                   - Mark 16:15

December 12, 2011

New Life Corrections Ministry
Wayside Cross Ministries

215 East New York Street
Aurora IL 60505 

tbeatty@waysidecross.org

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

DADS' CLASSES!

(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 tbeatty@waysidecross.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!

 

 

CLASS 1

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

 

 

CLASS 4

HANDLING ANGER & MORE

  • ANGER & CONFLICT RESOLUTION
  • SELF-CONTROL
  • ALCOHOL & DRUGS
  • HANDLING STRESS


CLASS 7

FATHERING

  • WHO IS THE PERFECT FATHER?
  • HOW DID I LEARN TO BE A DAD?
  • BEING A GOOD EXAMPLE
  • COMMITMENT & SECURITY

 

 

 

CLASS 2

GETTING STARTED

  • LEARNING FROM OUR PAST
  • WHAT IS A REAL MAN
  • SELF-WORTH
  • SETTING GOALS

 

 

 

CLASS 5

DISTANT DAD

  • BECOME A SPECIALIST ON YOUR KID(S)
  • EMPATHY
  • PROVIDING TREASURE
  • MORE INSIDE DAD ACTIVITIES

 

 

 

 

CLASS 8

LEADERSHIP & DISCIPLINE

  • DAD IS LEADER
  • DAD IS A SERVANT-LEADER
  • DISCIPLINE

 

 

 

 

CLASS 3

SPIRITUALITY

  • SPIRITUALITY, RELIGION & CHRISTIANITY
  • CHRISTIANITY & CHANGE
  • SPIRITUAL FEEDING
  • SPIRITUAL WORK-OUT
  • SUGGESTIONS ON READING THE BIBLE

 

 

CLASS 6

RELATIONSHIPS

  • S-X
  • MARRIAGE
  • LOVE
  • LUST
  • PORNOGRAPHY & MASTURBATION
  • CHASTITY

 

 

CLASS 9

"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!

Please email Chaplain Tom

for more information or to reserve your spot! 

tbeatty@waysidecross.org