Certificate Program

Summer Term starts July 5th, 2021!

REENTRY LEADERSHIP

CM 101 Dimensions in Correctional Ministry

CM 102 Dynamics of Working with Justice-Involved Persons

CM 103 Christian Formation in Correctional Ministry

CM 301 Foundations of Reintegration

CM 302 Case Management and Mentoring

CM 401 Organization and Program Development

CM 402 Practicum or Capstone Project

 

 

CORRECTIONAL CHAPLAINCY

CM 101 Dimensions of Correctional Ministry

CM 102 Dynamics of Working with Justice-Involved Persons

CM 103 Christian Formation in Correctional Ministry

CM 201 Foundations of Correctional Chaplaincy

CM 202 Pastoral Care in Correctional Ministry

CM 401 Organization and Program Development

CM 403 Clinical Pastoral Practicum

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should pursue a Correctional Ministries Certificate?

The Correctional Ministries Certificate Program is designed for individuals seeking to establish a foundation in correctional ministries and receive specialized trainingin correctional chaplaincy or reentry.

Why pursue a Correctional Ministries Certificate?

Equipped professionals and volunteers are more effecitve at fulfilling the Great Commission and the Great Commandment through service in jails, prisons and reentry ministries. Those served through correctional ministry deserve the highest quality ministry possible

How many courses are required to earn a Certificate?

The program requires 7 courses to earn either a Certificate of Correctional Chaplaincy or a Certificate of Reentry Leadership.

Faculty

Certification Requirement

All core courses and either Correctional Chaplaincy or Reentry Leadership courses

Completion of the Correctional Ministries Certificate does NOT automatically permit access to any correctional facilities. Facility administrators determine who is permitted to minister in their facility. The Correctional Certificate is a continuing education program.
A grade of C or above is required to earn a certificate.

Certificate Program Objectives

We diligently seek to develop wise and compassionate servants of Christ who are:

About the Program

The Institute for Prison Ministries seeks to develop spiritually whole, intellectually grounded, and practically skilled ministers of the Gospel who are prepared to build up the Church through Correctional ministry. This certificate program was built on the vision of Dr. Thomas Beckner, founder of the American Chaplaincy Training School and is recognized by national ministries such as Prison Fellowship, Good News Jail & Prison Ministry and the Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association (CMCA).

Earning a Correctional Ministries Certificate does NOT automatically permit access to correctional facilities. Facility administrators determine who is allowed to minister in their facility.

Core Values

 

  • Biblically based – all material is developed on Biblical principles with an emphasis on the integration of faith and learning.
  • Compelled to evangelize and disciple – sharing the Gospel message and provide spiritual guidance through Christian formation.
  • Committed to unity of believers in Jesus Christ – as evidenced by the ministry collaboration.
  • Devoted to excellence – quality equipping for quality ministry- convinced that justice-involved people deserve the highest quality of ministry possible.
  • Learning communities created – through a cohort model, discussion forums, and feedback and interaction with faculty.