Correctional Ministries and
Chaplains Association

Certificate in Correctional Ministries

The Institute for Prison Ministries (IPM) offers a Certificate in Correctional Ministries in partnership with Christian University GlobalNet (CUGN).

The Winter Term begins January 2. Classes are eight weeks long. Take for credit or audit. Registration is now open for the following classes:

CM303, Leadership and Spiritual Formation of Offenders
This course is designed to develop personal leadership skills and equip students to effectively disciple justice-involved persons to grow in their faith as followers of Christ.

CM403, Care and Counseling in Correctional Ministry
This course provides an introduction to the unique challenges and strategies involved in care and counseling within a correctional setting as presented by correctional staff, the incarcerated, and the families of offenders. Focus will be given to an introductory knowledge of the problems of human suffering, biblical foundations for care in ministry, rudimentary person-to-person helping skills, as well as general counseling theories and techniques applicable to the correctional setting. Consideration will be given to ethical issues, knowing one’s limits of competence and knowledge, and of when and to whom one should refer.

CM405, Case Management and Mentoring in Re-Entry
This course will examine theories and practices in case management and mentoring for successful reentry of offenders. Assessment and program development will be discussed as well as opportunities for developing skills. 

The first lecture of each course is available to CMCA members.  To access, log in. Under Members Area Features / Resources, select File Archive, then the course title. There you will find the lecture outline, slides, transcript, audio file, and (complete) course syllabus.

Scholarships are available for the Spring Term, which begins in April.

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