Faith – Based Certificate Program

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

In the context of this 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 to avoid a delinquent lifestyle:

  1. The offender must recognize the deficiency of his relationship 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.

Below is a list of materials we are or have used.

Lifeway’s One Year Plan “The Journey”

“Experiencing God”

“The Mind of Christ”

“Spiritual Survival: Kits 1 & 2”

“Making Peace with Your Past”

“Moving Beyond Your Past”

“Life on the Spirit”