FORMAT: A4 Book
SUMMARY: The facilitators’ manual consists of 4 parts.
Part 1: Opening group discussion; Reflection; Complicated personality types; Biblical group discussion; Prison ministry leadership teams
Part 2: Leadership team traits, skills and requirements; Prison Statistics; Reasons people go to prison; Challenges and issues that prisoners face; Suggested topics to teach in prisons; Suggested ice breakers for prisoners
Building a healthy prison ministry 9 Golden rules; Before entering prison, during prison ministry, after leaving prison; Conducting and analysis for the need; Screening procedures for all volunteers – ACRP; Training of prison ministry leaders; Gangsterism awareness; Problems that may arise
Prison ministry newsletters and conferences; Operation Vala and enacting plays; Oral test for prison ministry leaders
Part 3: Starting your own prison ministry group / organisation; Prison ministry team meetings; Feedback forms for DCS; Record clearances; Programs to choose from; Marking tests that prisoners complete; Certificates (Ceremony); Christmas card drive; Importance of aftercare centres; Counselling
Part 4: God would say to you; In conclusion; Other books published by the same author. The participants’ manual is a mirror of the facilitator’s manual.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Valerie Hamann was born in Germiston in 1967 and has lived in Cape Town since 2002. Val is the Missions Department Coordinator at Nehemiah Bible Institute (NBI) – an affiliate of Bible Media and Biblecor in Wellington. NBI also has a Prison Ministry Division that Val is actively involved in.
Val belonged to two prison ministry organisations over a nine-year period, the Andrew Murray Centre and Kairos International where she was elected Vice-Chairman.
Val achieved a distinction in pastoral care, spiritual warfare, emotional and physical healing, advanced counselling and child counselling, spiritual formation, spiritual growth and relationship management through New Life Ministries. She has also completed the bridging course that NBI offers to train church leaders for ministry development, for which she also got two distinctions with certificates issued by the University of Pretoria.
Val is a qualified facilitator, assessor, commissioner of oaths, RPL advisor and registered as an affiliate of the Association of Religious Practitioners (ACRP).
Val has also written various programmes for women’s group counselling, healing broken hurting women which includes topics like divorce recovery, anger and forgiveness, overcoming rejection and restoring self-esteem, that convey emotional healing. Val is often invited as a guest speaker to women’s events and runs her own workshops for women that need God’s healing touch.
Val lives on a wine and olive estate, nestled in the beautiful Boland area of the Western Cape in South Africa, has three children. Her love for God and her passion for prison and women’s ministry are evident in the lives that she has touched.