May 25, 2012

1-Day Seminar & Chaplains Training Academy (Week 2)


(Scroll down for ONE-DAY SEMINAR information.)


                                                               A Division of Wayside Cross Ministries

  May 25, 2012                                         215 E. New York St., Aurora IL 60505


"WEEK 2"

Chaplains Training Academy

October 16 - 20, 2012


ON APRIL 24th - 28th, we hosted WEEK 1 of the CHAPLAINS TRAINING ACADEMY.  It was attended by 13.


THIS OCTOBER 16th - 20th, we'll host WEEK 2.  Subjects to be covered are:  Biblical Counseling, Evangelism, Inmate Culture and the Word, and Working With and Developing Volunteers.

The Chaplains Training Academy will be held Tuesday - Friday, October 16 - 19, 6 - 10 PM, at New Covenant Bible Church, 4N780 Randall Road, St. Charles IL, and Saturday, October 20, 9 AM - 3:30 PM at Wayside Cross Ministries, in Aurora.  The Tues-Fri sessions are restricted to "paid registrants."  The Saturday session (in Aurora) is free, open to the public.


To view the C.T.A. schedule for Oct. 16 - 20, click here.

NOTE FROM CHAPLAIN TOM:  I have worked with Rich Hines for many years, and have valued his training.  This EXCELLENT training is not just for Chaplains, but for all who are called to be Christ's ambassadors "behind bars," full-time or part-time, to all who want to be better-equipped to minister to inmates & correctional staff - in Bible Studies, One-on-One Counseling, Worship Services, evangelism and discipleship.



For many years Rich Hines (leader of our One-Day Seminars) received requests for more in depth chaplaincy training. That's one reason he produced the Jail Ministry Training Manual. But it became obvious we needed something more. Many unattached Chaplains are asking for training and for us to validate them as "Fit for Biblical Correctional Chaplaincy." Here's an example of a letter sent to Rich from a Chaplain from Ohio.


"Do you offer training for Chaplains? I am called a Chaplain, but I'd like to be trained and certified or credentialed. ... I have been involved with the Jail and Juvenile ministry for about 3 years now and the Chaplaincy I am involved in does not offer any credentialed training. ...I have a true calling I'm just trying to get my credentials to fulfill what He has started in me."


Starting in 2006, the Chaplains Training Academy (or, CTA) began. It will continue to take on new students in 2011-12, including a special arrangement for international students. Much of the study and course work will be done by distance learning and correspondence, but we will require 20 units of on site work at one or more of our campus locations.


About the Academy

The Chaplains Training Academy (CTA) has been established to serve Chaplains and trainees by providing training in biblical expertise, as well as a credential validating and sanctioning them as approved and fit for gospel ministry within a correctional facility.


A training session with five initial classes will be held Tuesday through Friday (April 24 - 27), 6 - 10 PM, at New Covenant Bible Church in St. Charles, plus one Saturday session (April 28), 9 AM - 3:30 PM, at Wayside Cross in Aurora. Homework and outside course work will be required.


Upon satisfactory completion of a training session, a student will earn five units. More training sessions are held at different venues throughout the year. CREDENTIAL will be given upon the completion of 20 units. This would normally take two years to earn.


For more information, or to register for the CTA, please contact Chaplain Rich at (360)722-2429, or You may also visit for an application. All applications will be prayerfully considered on a first come first served basis. There will be an initial application fee of $50.  

                                (Please do not email Chaplain Tom with CTA registrations.)



Our Staff

Rev. Rich Hines, M.A. Min.

The Director of our Academy and Chaplain Training, was a correctional chaplain for 21 years.  He wrote our Jail Ministry Training Manual. He'll teach practical applications of God's word to the special challenges inmates face.


Dr. Larry McCall, Pastor of Christ's Covenant Church in Winona Lake, IN. He'll teach on God's nature and how best to prepare spiritual leaders who come along side as your staff. His book,"Walking Like Jesus Did" will be one of the required study books in the course.


Dr. Stuart Scott, A Seminary Professor, Author, Conference Speaker, and Biblical Counselor with over 25 years experience. He's on the executive board of the National Association of Nouthetic Counselors, and a member of the Association of Biblical Counselors. He will emphasize how counsel inmates from the Bible alone.


Pastor Jerry Wragg, M.Div. (D.Min candidate) Pastor-Teacher of Grace Immanuel Bible Church in Jupiter, FL. He is also the Chairman of the Board of the Expositors Seminary.  He'll teach on Theology Proper and how to biblically worship, and how that applies to the true church on the inside.


Pastor Steve Kreloff, M.Div Has served as Pastor-Teacher of Lakeside Community Chapel in Clearwater, FL for over 30 yrs. He will teach on how to prepare and apply biblical exposition.


Cpl. Bruce Mills, M.A. Bib.St. He'll Teach on submission to governmental authority and how best to be a good testimony of Christ to correctional authorities.

Classes and Venues

• Biblical Preaching and Teaching       • Working With Corrections Staff

Evangelism                                   • Marriage and Divorce

• Pastoring Inmates                           • Inmate Culture and The Word

• Biblical Worship                              • Submission To Authority

Biblical Counseling                       • Giving Death Notifications

• Working with and Developing Volunteers 

· Santa Clarita, California - at The Master's College

· Orlando, Florida – at Faith Baptist Church

· St. Charles, Illinois - at New Covenant Bible Church

· Johnson City, New York - at Davis College

· Winston-Salem, N. Carolina - at Twin City Bible Church

· Snohomish, Washington - at Emmanuel Baptist Church 

Classes in bold will be covered in the St. Charles CTA week, Oct. 16 -20.

To view the C.T.A. schedule for Oct. 16 - 20, click here.


What To Bring: Bible, teachable spirit, and for those needing housing, one suitcase and other personal provisions.  (We have elegant complimentary housing available.)


Cost for the CTA:  For the Illinois training session, we have a discounted rate of $90 plus the cost of textbooks.  A $50 deposit is necessary to register.  This deposit will be held until you are accepted into the course, in which case it will go toward the first session's fee.   If your application is not accepted, the $50 will be returned.  



To register for the full five days of the CHAPLAINS TRAINING ACADEMY, please call 360-722-2429 or email Chaplain Rich Hines at

 (Please do not email Chaplain Tom with CTA registrations.)




One-Day Seminar

Jail & Prison Ministry Training 

October 20, 2012, 9 AM - 3:30 PM,

at Wayside Cross Ministries, 215 East New York Street, Aurora IL 60505



(A freewill offering will be received)

And let us consider how we may spur one another on toward love and good deeds, not giving up meeting together, as some are in the habit of doing, but encouraging one another - and all the more as you see the Day approaching!       - Hebrews 10:24-25


To view the One-Day Seminar Program, click here.


(And allow God to use you to encourage others by your presence!)



Rev. Rich Hines will present:

Teaching Inmates Biblical Work Ethics, Part 1

Teaching Inmates Biblical Work Ethics, Part 2

The Sin of Ethnic Hatred

Dealing with Prison Rape - Homosexuality


Certificates of Attendance will be presented







We want to make sure we have enough materials on hand, especially enough food for your FREE lunch and Certificates of Attendance!  


To register for the One-Day Seminar, please email 


Please consider donating

to keep this ministry "in the black."

Click here!

Select "New Life Corrections"




Dr. Gene Getz (Measure of a Man) will be the Keynote Speaker at our ANNUAL BANQUET

(our only fund-raising event)

Saturday, November 3rd, 6:30 PM

at Village Bible Church, in Sugar Grove


For Banquet reservations, please email


No comments:

Post a Comment