Faith – Based Certificate Program

The Bible is the true source for the definition of “faith-based education”.

In the context of this one-year program, “faith-based education” is a series of course studies formulated to provide the student offender with instruction and guidance through three stages of personal redevelopment. Moral education and a personal encounter with Jesus Christ are two essentials for building a solid foundation for a healthy, secure lifestyle, both in and out of prison.

We will focus on three areas that we believe must be restored in order to avoid a delinquent lifestyle:

1. The offender must recognize the deficiency of his relation with society and his lack of purpose and direction.

2. Our faith-based certificate program moves the student from a self-centered personality to one who appreciates the importance of community.

3. The offender’s relationship with Jesus Christ. A person’s relationship with others is usually a reflection of his relationship with God. If there is no acknowledgement of the Sovereignty of God, then regard for human authority will only be obtained through the exercise of force.

Our program treats the root-problem through spiritual reconciliation with Jesus Christ and social conciliation with society.

One who learns to live for Christ and truly surrenders to God, allows the old person to pass away, transforms into a new being, and continues to live for the Lord, whether he remains incarcerated or re-enters society. The new person no longer leans on his own understanding, but depends upon Jesus in all circumstances.

One-Year Curriculum

First Quarter
Course Title # of weeks
Survival Kit #1 – 5 Keys to Spiritual Growth 6 weeks
Survival Kit #2 – Living your Christian Values 7 weeks
Experiencing God 12 weeks
Second Quarter
Making Peace with Your Past 12 weeks
Conquering Codependency 12 weeks
Third Quarter
Moving Beyond Your Past 13 weeks
Life in the Spirit 13 weeks
Fourth Quarter
Breaking the Cycle of Hurtful Family Relationships 12 weeks
The Mind of Christ 12 weeks