Certificate Program

Earn CEU’s as you increase your skills and knowledge for greater kingom impact to those you serve.

CORRECTIONAL CHAPLAINCY

CM 101 Dimensions of Correctional Ministry

CM 102 Dynamics of Working with Justice-Involved Persons

CM 103 Christian Formation in Correctional Ministry

CM 201 Foundations of Correctional Chaplaincy

CM 202 Pastoral Care in Correctional Ministry

CM 401 Organization and Program Development

CHOOSE ONE:

CM 410 Capstone Project

CM 412 Clinical Pastoral Presence
(Offered periodically)

 

REENTRY LEADERSHIP

CM 101 Dimensions in Correctional Ministry

CM 102 Dynamics of Working with Justice-Involved Persons

CM 103 Christian Formation in Correctional Ministry

CM 301 Foundations of Reintegration

CM 302 Case Management and Mentoring

CM 401 Organization and Program Development

CHOOSE ONE:

CM 410 Capstone Project

CM 411 Correctional Ministries Practicum

 

A PROVEN EDUCATION

We prepare graduates for a lifetime of growth – to evolve professionally, spiritually, creatively, and resourcefully. Giving them the most innovative instruction and direction, ensuring their development for the highest success.

STUDENT SPOTLIGHT

The Reentry Certificate Program is
amazing! The instructors are experts
in their field and are willing to go the
extra mile to help. The program was
life-changing, both personally, and
professionally. The knowledge and
instruction I gained from the courses
are priceless. I highly recommend it
to anyone with a passion and calling
to serve those who have been
impacted by crime and incarceration.

Don Caballero
Prison Fellowship
Academy Program Manager

I feel that the Certificate Program
took me to new heights of
chaplaincy in both knowledge and
competencies as well as being
introduced to CMCA which
opened new relationships to me
in the national world of
corrections.

Joy Stevens
Project Director Trauma Healing
Good News Jail & Prison Ministry

I was in the field of Reentry for a few
years and felt God was calling me to
one day lead my own organization. I
wasn’t ready for all that comes with
that. I needed to be more equipped.
After talking with a few people, I was
encouraged to reach out to IPM and I
am forever grateful I did. A couple of
years later the Lord opened a door
that I was prepared to walk through
due to the foundation I received at
IPM.

Nick Robbins
Executive Director
Returning Home, Inc.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who should pursue a Correctional Ministries Certificate?

The Correctional Ministries Certificate Program is designed for individuals seeking to establish a foundation in correctional ministries and receive specialized training in correctional chaplaincy or reentry.

Why pursue a Correctional Ministries Certificate?

Equipped professionals and volunteers are more effecitve at fulfilling the Great Commission and the Great Commandment through service in jails, prisons and reentry ministries. Those served through correctional ministry deserve the highest quality ministry possible

How do students earn CEU's (Continuing Education Units)?

The Marsh Center for Chaplain Studies, a Center of the B. H. Carroll Theological Institute, will provide three (3) CEU’s (Continuing Education Units) per course, for those who successfully complete the course with a passing grade of C+.

How many courses are required to earn a Certificate?

The program requires 7 courses to earn either a Certificate of Correctional Chaplaincy or a Certificate of Reentry Leadership.

Faculty

Certification Requirement

All core courses and either Correctional Chaplaincy or Reentry Leadership courses

Completion of the Correctional Ministries Certificate does NOT automatically permit access to any correctional facilities. Facility administrators determine who is permitted to minister in their facility. The Correctional Certificate is a continuing education program.
A grade of C or above is required to earn a certificate.

Certificate Program Objectives

We diligently seek to develop wise and compassionate servants of Christ who are:

About the Program

The Correctional Ministries Institute seeks to develop spiritually whole, intellectually grounded, and practically skilled ministers of the Gospel who are prepared to build up the Church through Correctional ministry. This certificate program was built on the vision of Dr. Thomas Beckner, founder of the American Chaplaincy Training School and is recognized by national ministries such as Prison Fellowship, Good News Jail & Prison Ministry and the Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association (CMCA).

Earning a Correctional Ministries Certificate does NOT automatically permit access to correctional facilities. Facility administrators determine who is allowed to minister in their facility.

Core Values

 

  • Biblically based – all material is developed on Biblical principles with an emphasis on the integration of faith and learning.
  • Compelled to evangelize and disciple – sharing the Gospel message and provide spiritual guidance through Christian formation.
  • Committed to unity of believers in Jesus Christ – as evidenced by the ministry collaboration.
  • Devoted to excellence – quality equipping for quality ministry- convinced that justice-involved people deserve the highest quality of ministry possible.
  • Learning communities created – through a cohort model, discussion forums, and feedback and interaction with faculty.