Classes for the Dorm in 4/2017 thru 10/2018 (about 78 weeks):
Experiencing God: (23 weeks) God is always at work around you.God pursues a continuing love relationship with you that is real and personal. In this study God invites you to become involved with Him in His work. God speaks by the Holy Spirit through the Bible, prayer, circumstances, and the church to reveal Himself, His purposes, and His ways. God's invitation for you to work with Him always leads you to a crisis of belief that requires faith and action. You must make major adjustments in your life to join God in what He is doing. You come to know God by experience as you obey Him and He accomplishes His work through you. The Quest for Authentic Manhood: (25 weeks) Is the original curriculum in the Men’s Fraternity series. A captivating journey composed of 24 sessions. This series helps men understand their masculine identity and shows them how to make the pursuit of authentic manhood a lifelong priority that is incorporated into the fabric of their everyday lives. It offers a clear definition of what a man is and challenges each man to develop his own personalized manhood plan. Resolution for Men: (12 weeks) We take the men to the next step with this powerful study taken from the movie "Courageous" by utilizing many useful biblical tools and teachings connected to the movie. Challenging men to be the bold and intentional leaders in their church, families and workplace. Mind of Christ: (24 weeks) By T.W. Hunt is a in-depth discipleship study that introduces believers to a lifelong process through which God will renew their minds and their lives to reflect the image of Christ. Based on Philippians 2:5: "Let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus," the study shows you how Jesus' mind worked and how the Holy Spirit can teach you to think as He did. 33 THE SERIES: (44 weeks) is a SIX volume study that builds upon many of the timeless truths taught by Robert Lewis in the original Men's Fraternity "Authentic Manhood" curriculum but also includes new material based on authentic manhood core principles. The series is designed to inspire and equip the men to be able to pursue true authentic manhood as modeled by Jesus Christ in His 33 years on earth. Volume One: A Man and His Design - contains six sessions that explore the basic foundations of authentic manhood and God's clear design for men. Volume Two: A Man and His Story - In the pursuit of authentic manhood, every man must understand and come to grips with the defining moments and key relationships that have shaped his unique “story.” In this second volume of 33 The Series, men explore their stories through a biblical perspective. With help from experts and regular guys, they will be equipped to learn from their past, come alive in their present, and enjoy God’s best in the future. Volume Three: A Man and His Traps - provides practical teaching, powerful testimonies, interviews and creative elements combine in this six session volume to help men avoid or escape the destruction that falling into the common manhood traps can bring. Volume Four: A Man and His Work - God created man to work, and His Word instructs men on how to engage and enjoy work, and 33 The Series: A Man and His Work is a six-session study that provides insight into some of the ways men can find both their best fit and fulfillment in work. The study acknowledges the tensions and obstacles that men face in their work-lives and helps them move beyond the frustrations and dead ends. Volume Five: A Man and His Marriage - God created man to lead his marriage, and His Word instructs men on how be the leader in their marriage to. This six-session study covers important but often misunderstood details about marriage, including biblical foundation, servant leadership, friendship, threats, and sex. It concludes with specific, practical ideas that can help you bring new life to your marriage. Volume Six: A Man and His Family - Fatherhood is more than just protecting and providing for your kids. Being a dad is one of the most important and influential roles a man could ever play in his life. But being a good dad doesn’t always come naturally. This world needs more good dads. We need men who are willing to embrace the long road of building and cultivating a family. We need men who are willing to admit they haven’t figured it out and are prepared to do the work of learning how to lead and love their kids well. "A kingdom man is the kind of man that when his feet hit the floor each morning the devil says, ‘Oh crap, he’s up!’” So begins this powerful volume from Dr. Tony Evans, who believes that God wants every man to be a world-changer. This study takes the men along a journey through the principles of biblical manhood, exploring how those who live, work, and minister around a kingdom man benefit from his leadership and care. The men will be challenged to fully understand their position under God as well as their position over what God has given them. Equipped with these concepts, they can actively pursue ways to maximize and develop the character qualities of biblical manhood in their lives. As Tony contends, the enemy doesn’t want them to know it, but they are not the sin has condemned them to be. They are a whole lot more. Starting now, they can become a kingdom man. That the World May Know, by Ray Vander Lann: (23 weeks) Volumes 1-12. The archaeological discoveries revealed in this 12 volume series provide even more reason to believe the Bible. More importantly, these videos, filmed in Israel and the Middle East where Bible events actually took place, weaves together historical, cultural, and geographical contexts to reveal keen insights into how people in biblical times understood God and Jesus teaching. Teacher and historian Ray Vander Laan reveals keen insights into the Scriptures significance for believers today. This contains the following sessions: Vol. 1: Promised Land That The World May Know, Vol. 2: Prophets & Kings of Israel That The World May Know Vol. 3: Life & Ministry of the Messiah That The World May Know Vol. 4: Death & Resurrection of the Messiah That The World May Know Vol. 5: Early Church That The World May Know Vol. 6: In the Dust of the Rabbi That The World May Know Vol. 7: Walk as Jesus Walked That The World May Know Vol. 8: God Heard Their Cry That The World May Know Vol. 9: Fire on the Mountain That The World May Know Vol. 10: With All Your Heart That The World May Know Vol. 11: The Path to the Cross That The World May Know Vol. 12: Walking in the Desert with God Men Stepping Up; Calling Men to Courageous Manhood: (12 weeks) Today, more than ever, the world needs godly men. Men who will step up and courageously lead at home, at church, at work, and in their communities. That’s the message of Stepping Up. In a world where too many men are shrinking back, Stepping Up gives men vision and tools to live godly courageous lives. Ten-week, small-group study for men dives deep into life-changing biblical content to show what it means to live godly, courageous lives. The Voyager Program is a required program designed by the TDCJ ID-Dept. to help offenders explore personal, spiritual, and interpersonal growth issues utilizing a workbook and group dynamics under the guidance of a volunteer facilitator. They are trying also trying to enrich their lives by walking closer with God and are either already part of the weekly continuing Kairos Ministry at the unit or will attend a Kairos Short Course in Chrisitanity sometime during the year. The ones that have attended already participate in weekly accountability grouping on Tuesday nights called Kairos Prayer & Share. Many of the men are also part of the Shalom Bible Studies Seminary, AA, NA, Rod Ministries, Overcomers and other programs that are available thru the Chaplaincy Dept.
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Faith Based Dorm Program at the Mark W. Michael Unit
WE PROVIDE THE 63 MEN HOUSED IN THE FAITH BASED DORM PROGRAM AT THE MARK W. MICHAEL UNIT LOCATED IN "Z" DORM THE HIGHEST QUALITY FAITH BASED CHRISTIAN PROGRAMS WE CAN SECURE FOR THE FURTHERING OF GOD'S DESIGN THAT HE HAS FOR THESE MEN WHILE THEY ARE INCARCERATED. TO HELP THEM WITH MAKING THE RIGHT DECISIONS AND THE RIGHT CHOICES WHILE THEY ARE INCARCERATED AND WHEN THEY ARE RELEASED TO GO HOME AND BECOME PRODUCTIVE CITIZENS.
WE NEED YOUR HELP. Classes for each man for the year average about $250.00 PER MAN for books workbooks, DVD’s, notebooks and supporting supplies. We don't ask for anything from the men other than a sincere commitment to listen to God speak to them thru the program for the year.
We have seen some tremendous changes in the hearts and minds of these men already. And expect to see God do a tremendous healing in their lives.
Our goal is to allow God to change their hearts and transform them back into the man, father, son, brother or neighbor that God had for him to be before his and others life's were ruined by the sin of crime and incarceration.