Certificate in Correctional Ministries
The Spring term begins April 1, 2019. Registration opens March 18, 2019 and closes April 5, 2019. Classes end on May 26, 2019. Each course is 3 credits.
CM303: Leadership and Spiritual Formation of Offenders
This course is designed to develop personal leadership skills, and equipped to effectively witnesses and disciple justice involved persons to grow in their faith as followers of Christ.
CM403: Care and Counseling in Correctional Ministries
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.
CM406: Organizational and Administration for Nonprofit Correctional Ministries
This course provides an overview of the principles and practices for leading and managing a not-for-profit organization. Topics introduced will include leadership, ethics, strategic planning, operating policies, board governance, human relations, marketing, fundraising, financial management, collaborative partnerships, and program evaluation as they relate to non-profit correctional organizations. Each topic is approached from a Biblical perspective.
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