February 29, 2012

CHAPLAINS TRAINING ACADEMY - not just for Chaplains!

JAIL-MAIL from Chaplain Tom       NEW LIFE CORRECTIONS MINISTRY

                                                               A Division of Wayside Cross Ministries

  February 29, 2011                                   215 E. New York St., Aurora IL 60505

 Chaplains Training Academy

April 24 - 28, 2012

 

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.

The Chaplains Training Academy will be held Tuesday - Friday, April 24 - 27, 6 - 10 PM, at New Covenant Bible Church, 4N780 Randall Road, St. Charles IL, and Saturday, April 28 at Wayside Cross Ministries, in Aurora.

 

CHAPLAINS TRAINING ACADEMY

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. A CREDENTIAL would 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 rich@onlyhopeprisonministries.com. You may also visit http://www.onlyhopeprisonministries.com 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 reservations.)

 

 

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.

 

 

 

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 ($10 for your first session).  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 of $100 ($90 + $10).   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

rich@onlyhopeprisonministries.com.

 

 

A SECOND NOTE FROM CHAPLAIN TOM:   I have available one $90 scholarship for a student in need.  If this describes you, please contact me at tbeatty@waysidecross.org.

 

February 20, 2012

Dads Needed at Stateville, March 19 & 20, AND MORE!

 

Men Needed for our "Road Teams"

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

                                                                   - Mark 16:15

February 20, 2012

New Life Corrections Ministry
Wayside Cross Ministries

215 East New York Street
Aurora IL 60505 

tbeatty@waysidecross.org

COMING UP, March 19 & 20 - We're scheduled to present the "Dads' Classes" 2-Day Seminar in the Stateville Minimum Security Unit (MSU).  Right now, we have only  4 Dads involved (Chaplain Tom & 3 others).  We need more Dads!

Class materials & training provided!  

 

For those of us from Northern Illinois, the "Road Team" to Stateville MSU will be inexpensive, for we won't need to stay in motels.  It will be roughly 8 AM - 4 PM, both Monday & Tuesday, March 5 & 6.

"Dads' Classes" are making a difference!

 

From an inmate:  "The last thing I wanted to hear was another person talking about God, or Jesus, or the Bible.  I went to your Dads' Class, and couldn't wait to go to my second one!  Then, unexpectedly, I was released.  Chaplain Tom, I need to go to the rest of the Dads' Classes!  And, I need to be born again, and do right by my family!"  (I directed him to the Dads' Classes we offer on Thursday evenings at Wayside Cross in Aurora.)

"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 & training are provided. 

 

We also need Dads for these other dates!

 

OUR "ROAD TEAMS" SCHEDULE

                            Apr. 2 - 3, Taylorville CC - NEED 2 MORE DADS!

                            Apr. 16 - 17, Robinson CC - NEED 2 MORE DADS!

                            May 7 - 8, Big Muddy River CC - NEED 4 MORE DADS!

                            June 4 - 5, Menard MSU - NEED 4 MORE DADS!

                            July 2 - 3, East Moline CC - NEED 4 MORE DADS!

                            July 9 - 10, Danville CC - NEED 4 MORE DADS!

                            August 6 - 7, Logan CC - NEED 4 MORE DADS!

                            Sept. 10 - 11, Hill CC - NEED 4 MORE DADS!

                            Oct. 9 - 10, Southwestern IL CC - NEED 4 MORE DADS!

                            Nov. 5 - 6, Centralia CC - NEED 4 MORE DADS!

                            Dec. 3 - 4, Pinckneyville CC - NEED 4 MORE DADS!

                            Jan. 14 - 15, '13, IL River CC - NEED 4 MORE DADS!

 

 

 

THE "DADS' CLASSES"

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

"COURAGEOUS" (the movie)

  • PRESENTATION OF CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION
     

Please email Chaplain Tom

for more information or to reserve your spot! 

tbeatty@waysidecross.org

 

February 19, 2012

SOCPM Student Prayer Request 02/17/2012

Another couple of classes conclude this week and though this is the fifth one God continues to increase my joy and my heart beyond imagination. Especially so when I hear of answered prayer that at one time came from these prayer requests that you faithful servants continue to labor in. Thank you on behalf of all the men, my wife Michelle and me.

 

The biggest prayer is that Robert J. progressed coming to faith last Sunday. Robert was in Malachi Dads last year and participated almost zilch and eventually quit coming. When I saw he was enrolled for both Renewing Fatherhood and Discipleship 101 I was a bit downcast thinking he's be taking a seat from someone who wanted to be there, but God hopefully used that seat he occupied in some way to bring on a true saving faith. He was much more a participant tho year and at times supplied response that a laugh and though not God focused I believe God used the class' response for the glory I share with you now.

 

It is a challenge for me to see classes end as many of those men I'll most likely never cross paths with again at least not on this side of the Kingdom, but the great majority have been planted in my heart by a means that only comes from God. 

 

About 11 of the Discipleship 101students will return for the second module of the class. The rest will be paroled in March and April and Sheridan thought it be best that those seats got to those who will be here for the whole class. I'm running a bit short on time before going to church but I will send another e-mail with the names of the students paroling and their parole dates and ask that you lift them in prayer as their parole date approaches

 

Classes for both Renewing Fatherhood and Discipleship 101 resume at Dixon February 29 and at Sheridan March 2 and I look forward to partnering with you again in lifting the students to our awesome God's healing hands

 

Dixon Correctional Center Renewing Fatherhood
No Prayer Request – New class Begin February 29 2012

 

 

Sheridan Correctional Center

Prayer Request – Friday February 17, 2012

 

Renewing Fatherhood

 

Robert J. – I’m praying for my family, friends and the rest of the world.

Christopher M. – Pray that my significant other keeps her word and brings my kids to see me even though she is feeling lonely without me. Pray for the good time to come back soon.

William H. Please pray for my unification with my family upon my release. Thank you and bless you for this opportunity.

Rick R. – Please pray for my whole family and me and our understanding of God’s Word. Pray for a friend name Joni for a speedy recovery from her surgery.

Christopher F. – Jimilee F., William F., Devin S., Debra S., Vivian B and family.

William D. – Please continue to pray that I soften my heart to forgive myself as well as the people I’ve harmed and who wish to harm me. Last but not least pray our heavenly Father will me as a vessel outside my home so I can be a ray of light for those who walk in darkness. Thank you very much.

John – That Phillip will stay out of prison, stay clean and sober and change his life to serve God. Pray for Renee and her family and for peace and happiness. Pray for my mother and family that they are blessed & healthy and for me that I will pray more and get back into my word. Pray my faith will increase and that I will be moved.

 

Discipleship 101

 

Jon B. – Request prayer that God will implant the spirit of joy and happiness in my life and rebuke the spirit of depression.

Christopher M. – Pray that my fiancĂ©e and I will ultimately grow during my time away from her. Pray that I will be the father friend, husband, grandfather that I can be even though I made this mistake.

Name Not Given – Please pray for Julie and Julian for God’s grace and mercy while I’m gone in a recovery home for three months. Thank you and God bless

Clarence – For my over all obedience to God in Jesus name, Amen

Antoine – I ask that you pray for my family and me. Thank God for prayers for us, especially for my mom being reunited with her sister after many years. I ask that you pray for us believers here and abroad that we can shine His light to those who don’t believe

Anthony – Please pray for the following people; my mother Lorette that God keep her safe and healthy, my son Stephen that he make good decisions and know that I love him, my brother Pete that he get help with his addiction, my brother George that the info I sent him helps him get a job, myself that the God show me the way to forgive myself and that He gives me strength to help others on my journey. Pray for our group that we stayed focused on the word and stay strong until our next group begins.

Robert M. – Please pray for my children and my mother. Also please pray for the powers that be so they may best help me with these plans for my aftercare. I know God will be wherever I am. Also please pray for my walk so I may always glorify God. Thank you His loving servant.

Dean – Please pray for my Aunt Harriet who is really struggling with her cancer treatment. My father Curtis has prostrate cancer, please pray for him, my family and myself I truly fear loosing anyone while I’m in here! Pray for all my family and friends, myself as I applied for work release, Scott, my instructor for him and his family for much health and happiness.

Robert J. – I hope that the world becomes a better place.

Robert H. – For God to prepare a place for me on 3-13-12 on my release to provider all my needs and necessities, food, shelter, an excellent job, continued good health and restoration upon my life.

Michael S. – I pray that God will continue to bless this prison ministry of discipleship and Inside Out Dads with wisdom, knowledge and understanding. God grant me the patience I need to stay out of prison and reveal to me how he wants do His ministry. Pray for my mom Mary who is retiring in April, that God protects, blesses and enriches the rest of her life. Prayers for the needs of my sister Angie and her family, also I’d like to pray for all the prisoners who are using the program at Sheridan for good times or visits. May God bless all of you all ways with His peace. Love and joy.

Richard – Please pray for me to be confident and assured in following the path Christ has prepared for me, especially upon release to a Christian aftercare program. God bless

Scott Kalas

For from him and through him and to him are all things. To him be glory forever. Amen. (Romans 11:36 ESV)

 

 

 

 



 

February 15, 2012

One-Day Jail & Prison Ministry Training Seminar

JAIL-MAIL from Chaplain Tom       NEW LIFE CORRECTIONS MINISTRY

                                                               A Division of Wayside Cross Ministries

  February 15, 2011                                   215 E. New York St., Aurora IL 60505

FREE!

 

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

One-Day Jail & Prison Ministry Training Seminar

April 28, 2012, 9 AM - 3:30 PM,

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

 

BE ENCOURAGED!

 

RESERVATIONS ARE REQUIRED!

 

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

 

             tbeatty@waysidecross.org                 

 

 

BE EQUIPPED!

Four Sessions

presented by Rich Hines

  • An Exclusive Message for an All-Inclusive Society
  • Jesus - the Center of Everything
  • Not Ashamed of the Gospel
  • Objective Truth Over Subjective Ideas

 

IT'S GREAT FELLOWSHIP!

To register for the April 28th One-Day Seminar, please email

 

tbeatty@waysidecross.org