Leadership and Spiritual Formation of Offenders

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Level: AdvancedNumber of Lessons: 24Avg. Length: 19 Min.Time Required: 24 Hours MinimumCourse Code: CM303
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This course is designed for those involved in correctional ministry seeking to develop personal leadership, be effective witnesses and disciple other believers toward maturity in Christ. Spiritual formation theology, process, and spiritual disciplines will be explored.


  1. Integrate Christian leadership principles to personal life and correctional ministry.
  2. Commit to an ongoing life of personal growth in Christ as the foundation of effective ministry.
  3. Explain the relationship between faith and crime.
  4. Increase his or her passion and confidence in sharing his or her own faith and discipling the incarcerated and formerly incarcerated.
  5. Design witnessing and discipleship strategies for justice-involved people.
  6. Create learning experiences that help others encounter the person of God and the truths of His Word.
  7. Differentiate and respect the diversity of spiritual growth paths.
Karen Swanson, EdD
  • Northern Illinois University, EdD
  • Western Michigan University, MA
  • Calvin College, BS
  • Cornerstone University, BA

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Chaplain R. Steve Lowe
  • Claremont Graduate University, doctoral coursework in Criminal Justice
  • California State University, San Bernardino, MA
  • Pepperdine University, MA
  • Talbot Theological Seminary, Biola University, MA
  • BS in Criminology
  • AA in Police Science

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Dr. Byron Johnson
  • Florida State University, PhD
  • University of Tennessee, Chattanooga, MS
  • Middle Tennessee State University, MA
  • Minot State University, BA

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Course Content

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Lesson One
Lesson Two
Lesson Three
Lesson Four
Lesson Five
Lesson Six
Lesson Seven
Lesson Eight
Lesson Nine
Lesson Ten
Lesson Eleven
Lesson Twelve
Lesson Thirteen
Lesson Fourteen
Lesson Fifteen
Lesson Sixteen
Lesson Seventeen
Lesson Eighteen
Lesson Nineteen
Lesson Twenty
Lesson Twenty-One
Lesson Twenty-Two
Lesson Twenty-Three
Lesson Twenty-Four
Course Wrap-Up

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