Correctional Ministries Program Development and Evaluation

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Level: AdvancedNumber of Lessons: 24Avg. Length: 24 Min.Time Required: 24 Hours MinimumCourse Code: CM402
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This course equips those ministering within correctional and community settings to research, plan, and administrate a ministry program that provides learning experiences to help offenders and ex-offenders encounter the person of God, the truths of His Word, the power of His Holy Spirit, and to transform their thinking and behavior while developing basic life skills.


  1. Determine both a biblically based theology of mission with the incarcerated and a vision and mission with your specific correctional ministry program that serve as personal foundations for theory and praxis.
  2. Create a ministry program that provides transformation, motivates key stakeholders, and limits problems and liability.
  3. Apply evidence-based practices to your ministry program development.
  4. Describe the unique characteristics and diversity issues of offenders and their implications for ministry program development and the creation of learning opportunities.
  5. Develop volunteer recruiting, orientation, selecting (screening), training, placing, ongoing tech-support, and evaluation strategies.
  6. Discuss the person and the work of the Holy Spirit in the process of teaching, learning, and spiritual formation.
  7. Evaluate existing programs, instructional settings, educational materials, and contemporary curriculum models in order to accomplish ministry purposes.
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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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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