In order to serve in one of the correctional facilities that Northland serves, a two step process is required. One step invovled the required certification for the correctional facility. Each facility has a seperate application and a seperate certification process. For example, we serve in Florida prisons (Department of Corrections), Seminole County Jail (Seminole Sheriff's Office), Bridges of America (BOA). it would require an application for each facility and their certification meeting. In addition, the Northland Jail and Prison ministry has a ministry training. Once you have completed each step and your background check is cleared, you are ready to join a team.
All training sessions will be repeated. It may be several months so try to attend which ever trainig is offered at the time, as it requires both. The next trainig is the Northland ministry training, August 13, 2014. Register here.
The Jail and Prison team meets monthly. It is not required, but it is a wonderful time of fellowship and equipping. Each month the team gathers on the 4th Thursday of the month for food, fellowship and fun. Guest speakers and trainers are scheduled throughout the year.
This training is required for any volunteer becoming part of a discipling team going into the women's prison in Ocala, Fl; Lowell Correctional Facility. The training is delivered by the Department of Corrections and upon completion, you will be eligible to receive a PIN number - your authorization to serve inside a Florida Department of Correction facility with one of the Northland Disciplship Teams. You can download and complete the DOC application below and bring to the training, or recieve a copy at the meeting.
When: Saturday, June 28, 2014 noon-4:00pm
Where: Northland Church, Room 4206-7
Register: Click Here
In addition there will be a Northland Prison and Jail ministry training scheduled in July-August.
Teams will be created based upon your persoanl schedule. We ask for a committment of once a month for one year, understanding that occasionally personal events arrise. This is why we have teams of 10-12 women to accomodate occasional absence. Each team will be lead by an experienced prison ministry leader who has served for a period of time either in the men's prison or the Seminole County Jail.
If so, Complete Application below, submit to Dale Cowart: email@example.com
Attend the Northland Jail and Prison ministry training in July-August.
Attend the Seminole County Jail Orientation - you will receive invitation from the jail once application has been processed and cleared.
Fingerprints: The Thursday following completion of your on site jail orientation class. (scheduled twice per month).
Scheduled into the jail with a tram of 3-4 other women. Committment once per month for one year.
The Prison and Jail Transition Ministry (PJTM) serves those who are incarcerated in the local jail, state prison and trheraputic facilities via live webstream worship into their facilitiy.
Men and women can serve in several roles within the ministry. In-cell and on Northland campus opportunities exist locally, there is something to do for everyone.
POLK Correctional Institute Polk City, FL SUNDAY 9:00am
TOMOKA Correctional Institute, Daytona, FL SATURDAY 5:00pm
SEMINOLE COUNTY JAIL, Sanford, FL SATURDAY 5:00pm, SUNDAY 9:00AM, MONDAY 5:00pm
BRIDGES OF AMERICA, Orlando, FL, MONDAY 7:00pm
John E Polk Correctional Facility (Seminole County Jail) Click HERE
Orlando Bridge Application (Orlando) Click HERE
Contact Dale Cowart 407-949-7165. Submit all completed applications to Dale Cowart: email firstname.lastname@example.org
Time: 6:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
This training will cover the biblical basis for prison ministry, do's and don'ts when serving "returning citizens," logistics for entering a prison, roleplay scenarios and more! Required for anyone who wants to be trained and certified to serve with Northland's jail and prison ministry team.