Prison Ministry Course
Matthew 25:36 I was in prison, and you came to me

Completing this course will give you the ability to: (A) Provide references for the scriptural mandate for prison ministry. (B) Explain why believers should be involved in prison ministry. (C) Articulate the spiritual goals of jail and prison ministry. (D) List the social goals of jail and prison ministry.(E) Summarize what the Gospel has to offer prison inmates. (F) Determine your role in prison ministry.

COURSE OBJECTIVES
Upon conclusion of this training course you will be able to

1.   Provide references for the scriptural mandate for prison ministry.
2.   Explain why believers should be involved in prison ministry.
3.   Articulate the spiritual goals of jail and prison ministry.
4.   List the social goals of jail and prison ministry.
5.   Summarize what the Gospel has to offer prison inmates.
6.   Determine your role in prison ministry.
7.   Summarize the spiritual qualifications for a prison ministry worker.
8.   Identify four areas of preparation vital to effective prison ministry.
9.   Summarize the steps for starting a prison ministry.
10. Identify various types of ministries which you might provide in an institution.
11. Prepare and submit a proposal for prison ministry.
12. Recruit and train volunteers.
13. Explain how to get started corresponding with an inmate.
14. Summarize guidelines for corresponding with inmates.
15. Explain why personal visitation is an important ministry.
16. Explain how to get involved in one-on-one visitation with inmates.
17. Summarize guidelines for visiting individually with an inmate.
18. Identify various group meetings that can be conducted in jails and prisons.
19. Summarize guidelines for conducting group meetings.
20. Explain why inmates’ families are often in crisis.
21. Identify ways in which you can minister to inmates’ families.
22. Summarize guidelines for ministering to inmates’ families.
23. Explain how to start a ministry to death row inmates.
24. Discuss guidelines for ministering to death row inmates.
25. Explain how to help a death row inmate prepare to die.
26. Identify common needs of ex-offenders.
27. Describe types of post-prison ministries.
28. List steps for starting a post-prison ministry.
29. Determine your role in post-prison ministry.
30. Demonstrate understanding of institutional security levels.
31. Discuss differences between jails and prisons.
32. Discuss common inmate typology.
33. Explain how to deal with inmates who maintain their innocence.
34. Describe dress codes applicable for all penal institutions.
35. Summarize safety codes applicable for all penal institutions.
36. Give guidelines for surviving a hostage incident.
37. Explain the first rule for relating with inmates.
38. Summarize guidelines for relating to inmates.
39. Define a “setup,” explain how it occurs, and how to avoid it.

Certificate of completion will be issued after exam has been completed and returned with a passing score of 72%. God bless you and thank you for requesting this course.

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