|-developing life skills through faith-
FIT Emphasizes the Training of Volunteers on how to use its Materials. 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.
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.
materials are sequenced
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 FIT course.
Small-Group Sessions are 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.
The Focused Curriculum is based
principles, life skills development, basic
mental health, and sound educational practice.
Our Structured 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.
It is Interdenominational 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
FIT Classes are Staffed by Volunteers who have completed the training.
Networking connects public and private agencies and our
leaders and clients.