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 WHAT WE DO (Brochure)                         Videos  FIT in Prisons   How We Got Started    TOP

  • ASSIST THE INCARCERATED, ADDICTED, HOMELESS, BROKENHEARTED, AND RECENTLY RELEASED IN TRANSITIONING BACK INTO SOCIETY THROUGH OUR COMPREHENSIVE "100 HOUR" CURRICULUM PROGRAM
  • TRAIN AND PROVIDE MINISTRY LEADERS FOR OUR SMALL-GROUP SESSIONS
  • PROVIDE OUR PRINTED MATERIALS FREE-OF-CHARGE FOR OUR RECOGNIZED GROUP SESSIONS (the materials are essential to the program and our clients cannot afford them)
  • MAINTAIN RECORDS OF CLIENT PROGRESSION THROUGH THE PROGRAM AND PROVIDE CERTIFICATES OF COMPLETION
  • MAKE OUR PRINTED MATERIALS AVAILABLE TO INDIVIDUALS AND OTHER GROUPS WHO MAY BENEFIT FROM THEM 
  • PROVIDE GUIDANCE FOR NEW AND EXISTING MINISTRIES
These are our activities.  For the rationale behind them, click here --->  MISSION STATEMENT

 HIGHLIGHTS OF OUR MINISTRY    TOP


  • PRISONS
  • JAILS
  • REHAB/RE-ENTRY HOUSES
  • ADDICTION RECOVERY PROGRAMS
  • SUNDAY SCHOOLS
  • FIRE AND POLICE SUPPORT GROUPS

  •  FIT Integrity Curriculum Approved by the Florida Department of Corrections . for meeting the 100-hour transition course requirement in its system.  See AUTHORIZATION LETTER.

  •  Emphasis on Training Leaders . This is because the human interaction factor is the real key to helping the needy, prisoners, and families.  It is not enough just to preach at them or give them something to read.  They need a structured, interactive program that helps them with their thinking and problem solving skills in an environment of trust, mutual respect, and safety. 

    The importance of  effective leader/facilitator interaction is so great that it is even more important than the materials being used, our's or anyone else's.  People do not respond to help when they feel put down or that the helper really doesn't care for them.   They do respond when they feel they are being seriously listened to.

    Chaplains and members of existing programs are welcome and can benefit from our leader training, as well as persons new to this kind of work.  We teach  how to effectively get through the crust, shell, or front that people put up. This includes the delicate communications skills needed to help a closed and distrusting person to open up and interact honestly so that personal growth can occur.  Also, we show how to effectively listen, artfully guide discussion and keep things on track, avoid manipulation and  sidetracking, and help  individuals to solve their own problems and make wise decisions.

  •  Well-developed printed materials  sequenced and focused to meet the most pressing needs of our clients.   Structure to support small-group intervention. Separate faciliator guides and group member guides are available for every teaching unit. 

    • PARENTING
    • PERSONAL INTEGRITY
    • DECISION MAKING
    • ANGER MANAGEMENT
    • RELATIONSHIPS
    • ECONOMICS
    State of Florida
    Objectives for Offender Transition
    • VALUES CLARIFICATION-LIVING AS A LAW-ABIDING CITIZEN
    • GOAL SETTING AND ACHIEVING
    • PROBLEM SOLVING AND DECISION-MAKING
    • JOB HUNTING/PRE-EMPLOYMENT SKILLS
    • KEEPING A JOB

  •  Small-Group Format . Sessions are made up of small groups and limited to 15 members each for maximum quality.  A trained facilitator and co facilitator are recommended for maximum effectiveness. Every one of the 6 curricular units making up the program is taught by a facilitator with training specifically in that unit.

  •  Focused Curriculum  based on Biblical principles, life skills development, basic mental health, and sound educational practice.

  •  Structured  - Our program is built upon printed materials with definite goals and objectives for each lesson, and lessons are sequenced for maximum growth.  Facilitator guides help group leaders to keep on track while encouraging participation from within the group.

  •  Interdenominational  - We seek to help all Christian ministries helping the needy to become more effective.  We work with local communities, denominations, and inter-church efforts.  We will train leaders to lead in the denomination or group they are already in. 

  •  Emphasis on Volunteers  - Our program is staffed by  volunteers.

  •  Networking  to connect public and private agencies and our leaders and clients.  We hold informational meetings and assist organizations and individuals with referrals across Florida and beyond.

 LEADER TRAINING    TOP

~~~Next Scheduled Leader Training Sessions~~~
NOTE:  SESSIONS SUBJECT TO CANCELLATION IF AN INSUFFICIENT NUMBER OF ONLINE REGISTRATIONS ARE NOT RECEIVED ONE WEEK BEFORE THE SCHEDULED TRAINING DATE

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Need to schedule in your area? Call 941.799.4975.
NEXT SCHEDULED TRAINING SESSION SESSIONS CAN BE SCHEDULED FOR GROUPS OF 6 OR MORE:
Sponsor Provides Meeting Place
For out-of-Florida, sponsor pays travel expenses for FIT Trainer
NICEVILLE, FL
October 18, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
BROCHURE New Life Christian Ministries, 130 N. Parth Dr., Niceville, FL 32578
Lunch provided for a donation of $5.
Contact person: Carolyn Coleman,850.543.5082 or Beverly Shatterly, 910.368.7192.
BRADENTON, FL
November 1, 2014
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
  Journey Assembly, 5017 37th Street East, Bradenton, FL 34203
Lunch on own 12:01-1:00 PM. Recipe Box and McDonalds close by.
Contact person: Don Pratt, 941.799.4975.
JACKSONVILLE, FL
November 15, 2014
CHANGE OF DATE!
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
BROCHURE The Springs Church, 317 Blanding Blvd., Orange Park, FL 32073.
Lunch provided onsite by the host church, The Springs Church.
Contact person: Jesse Gines, 904.214.4956.
Regular registration is $35/person. This includes instruction, Training Manual, One-Year Paid-Up Membership, and Completion Certificate.  Preregistration and Prepaid 5 days prior to the day of training is $25/person.
*Learn how to facilitate a small group   *Increase your Ministry Effectivenes   *Expand your Ministry   *Life-Skills Curriculum   *Shows how to Live the Christian Life   *Appropriate for Prison, Jail, and Half-Way House Ministry   *Also for Sunday School and Churches
Weekly Community Programs Previous Leader Training Sessions
FIT CHARACHTER DEVELOPMENT PROGRAMS
  • Learn to live a successful life
  • Regain custody of children
  • Meet parole course conditions
  • Get positive people around you
  • Learn to lead by being a group participant

 COMMUNITY PROGRAMS AT


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  • NORTH FT MYERS  Sundays   POSTER

 



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