September 30, 2012

SOCPM Student Prayer Requests September 30, 2012






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Soldiers of Christ Prison Ministries

Student Prayer Requests - September 30, 2012





Anthony a student and graduate for all three of the Discipleship classes was paroled September 25. Though it is a day of joy it is bittersweet joy. Anthony is a good-hearted and caring person. He would always be certain to seek prayer for Michelle in her support of me in ministry and be certain every week to tell me to eat planning of fruits and raw veggies.


He hopefully has been reunited with his son Stephen, attending to the needs of his mom Loretta and sharing the gospel to them and his brothers Pete & George.


I'm a softie in getting attached to these guys but there are always those individuals God brings into our lives and places them in the most tender parts of our hearts. Anthony is one.


May you be the dad you so richly seek in being to your son Stephen, a caring son to your mother and a testimony of God's transforming work in your life to them and your brothers George and Pete.


May you Anthony as a soldiers of Christ here those words 'Well done my good and faithful servant.' I look forward to the day we are reunited in the Kingdom and break bread but until that day may you glorify Him and enjoy Him. 


Glory to Him and Him alone. 




Dixon Correctional Center

Discipleship 101


David - the communication open up again with my children. I have not been able to speak with them for half a year. I am struggling with my college work. Pray that I will be able to understand and apply what is being taught. There are several brothers in Christ here who are caught up in depression. Pray they will be filled with the joy of the Lord. Praying that God will bless our small group Bible study in our dayroom.


Name not given - pray for my brother Richard for fast recovery. Pray for sickness, there's something going around Dixon and we don't know what it is. Prayer for a sister to come back into the family.


Ronnie - Prayer for those of this institution (Dixon) have lately contracted uncontrollable illness, that the disease be contained and in their case they find healing through the grace of God.


Modesto - Please pray for Aleida that our Lord heals her mind. She suffers from mental health problems. Please pray for Mario's deliverance from cancer. He's been diagnosed with stage IV cancer. that God may be glorified in his life. Pray for God's peace over him and relief for the physical, emotional and mental pain. Please pray for Yolanda that her body continues to except the liver transplant and she continues to walk in healing. Please pray for godly chaplain to be hired at Dixon C. C.Please pray for the protection and prosperity of the nation of Israel that God protects them from all enemies. Also pray for the Israeli leaders that they seek God's counsel in all their decisions. Please pray for our nation that God protects us all from our enemies, abroad and within. Also for our president and government leaders that they humble themselves before God, seek his face, and obey his word and guiding.


Name not given - Prayer request for my family, children and my grandmother who is sick and my closest friend Alex.


Scott - Say a little something for my mom and sister to stay in good health and stay good money wise. Thanks



Dixon Correctional Center

Renewing Fatherhood


Earl - Everyone around the world, friends, family and loved ones. My enemies also, my way of thinking and soul.


Nelson - Prayer request for the following people; mother, father, brother, sisters, grandmother and my kids and my closest friends that I really care for at times God bless!!



Sheridan Correctional Center

Discipleship 104

New class begins October 5, 2012 



Sheridan Correctional Center

Renewing Fatherhood

New class begins October 5, 2012



Kendall County Jail

Pastoral Visits


Paul - For safety, peace and trust in God. For my boys (Paul has been transferred to IDOC begin his 10-year sentence)



SOCPM Student Alumni


 Anthony - Sheridan Correctional Center

Discipleship 101 graduate Nov. 2011 - Feb. 2012

Discipleship 102 graduate April 2012 - June 2012

Discipleship 103 graduate June 2012 - Sept. 2012

Paroled September 25, 2012


Robert - Vienna Correctional Center

Transforming Incarcerated Dads graduate Feb. 13- 14, 2012

Scheduled for parole October 2, 2012


SOCPM Student Alumni



No Alumni scheduled for discharged 


September 27, 2012

You're Invited

You're Invited!



New Life Corrections Ministry's Annual



(our only fund-raising event)



Celebrate the work of God in our Jails & Prisons!

     Kane County Jail                 Kendall County Jail                  McHenry County Jail  

       DuPage County Jai             Fox Valley A.T.C.                       Illinois Youth Center  

                                          All 25 Illinois (male) State Prisons


Keynote Speaker:  DR. GENE GETZ

Author:  Measure of a Man + 40 others


VILLAGE BIBLE CHURCH, 847 N. State Route 47, Sugar Grove IL 60554

Saturday, November 3rd, 6:30 - 9:00 PM

Tasty, Grilled Chicken & Pork Chops by 5B's Catering

Hear testimonies from "ex-offenders" and volunteers!

Hear some rockin' "jailhouse worship"




Tickets are free!  Reservations are required!

Email for reservations.


An offering will be received.

A local businessman has offered to match, dollar-for-dollar,

all banquet donations, up to $10,000 total.

We're praying to exceed that amount!



New Life Corrections Ministry, a division of Wayside Cross Ministries

215 East New York Street, Aurora IL 60505

Chaplain Tom Beatty, Director


September 20, 2012

JAIL-MAIL--1-Day Seminar; Chaplains Training Academy (Week 2)


(Scroll down for CHAPLAIN'S TRAINING ACADEMY information.)


                                                               A Division of Wayside Cross Ministries

  September 20, 2012                              215 E. New York St., Aurora IL 60505


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 




"WEEK 2"

Chaplains Training Academy

October 16 - 20, 2012

(Week 1 is NOT a "prerequisite")


ON APRIL 24th - 28th, we hosted WEEK 1 of the CHAPLAINS TRAINING ACADEMY.  It was attended by 13.  (WEEK 1 is planned to be repeated next year.)

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.


Chaplain's Training Academy
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 more C.T.A. information, 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.  

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.)



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


September 14, 2012

FW: Jail-Mail - Annual Banquet Info & Volunteer Opportunities!

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Annual Celebration & Outreach Banquet

(Our only fund-raising event)

November 3rd, from 6:30 to 9:00 PM

at Village Bible Church, 847 North State Roue 47, Sugar Grove, IL 60554

Banquet Agenda below.



Chaplain Tom needs your help!  Will you be a banquet T.E.A.M. member? 

(T.ogether E.veryone A.ccomplishes M.ore) 

TESTIMONIES!                                                                            TESTIMONIES!



Will you be a Table Sponsor?



A $100 donation provides for a table of 8.  

(Table Sponsors do not necessarily have to be Table Captains.)  

We're praying for 40 Table Sponsors.





Will you be a Table Captain?  

Table Captains take the responsibility of filling a table of 8.

(Table Captains do not necessarily have to be Table Sponsors.)  

We're praying for 40 Table Captains.




Will you bless us with your presence?

Even if you cannot be a Table Sponsor or a Table Captain, we want you there!

Thanks to our Table Sponsors, TICKETS ARE FREE!




(More on the Banquet below.)

Volunteer Opportunities Available

Literature Distributors - Visit inmates cell-to-cell at Stateville NRC, four times per year on 3rd Saturdays, evangelizing & praying.  Must be 18, no felony convictions. Application


"ROAD TEAM" volunteers to take the Gospel to prisons all over the state, via our 2-Day "Dads Seminars."  Must have your Pastor's recommendation.   Application    Schedule


"Dads' Classes" co-leaders in the Kendall Co. Jail (Tues. 1:30 - 3:30 PM), & Kane Co. Jail  (Times to be determined).  Pastor's recommendation. Kendall Application   Kane Application


"Book Cart Chaplains" - in the Kendall Co. Jail & in the Kane Co. Jail.  Take a Book Cart with Bibles, Christian books and literature to the inmates.  Also provide one-on-one counseling.  Must have your Pastor's recommendation.  Males & Females.  Contact Chaplain Tom for information -


Bible Lesson Graders, meeting Tuesday evenings at Redeemer Fellowship Church, 1125 Oak Street, St. Charles IL, 7 - 9  PM.  Visit us!  Try it out!  It's great fellowship!


For additional information on any Volunteer Opportunities,

please email Chaplain Tom at






6:30 - Dinner is served!  Pork Chops or Chicken, catered by 5 B's

State of the Ministry, Chaplain Tom

Testimonies!  from Volunteers, from Ex-Offenders

Keynote Speaker, Dr. Gene Getz (Measure of a Man)

Click here for a video invitation from Dr. Getz!

An offering will be received.

9:00 - We're dismissed!



Please, email Chaplain Tom to be a Table Sponsor, Table Captain, or both!


Wayside Cross Ministries
215 E. New York St.
Aurora IL 60505

Please, email Chaplain Tom to become a Banquet T.E.A.M. Member


Please pray about who you could invite to the banquet!                                 Thank you!

Bring your Pastor!  Or your rich uncle!