Love Mercy Do Justice

Criminal Justice and the Church (CJ21)


Description
This Criminal Justice and the Church course seeks to provide opportunities for users to hear from people directly impacted by the criminal justice system as well as provide some resources for you and your community to go deeper into engaging issues of mass incarceration. Wherever you, your church, or your organization is at, we hope this course space to listen closely to the Spirit's calling as you begin to assess what the next steps look like for your community.

Content
  • INTRODUCTION
  • Welcome and Overview
  • Devotion - Healing Grace
  • About LMDJ
  • About You
  • A Word from Paul
  • Introduction
  • The Justice System - Dominique Gilliard
  • Where is it Written?
  • Church History - Dominique Gilliard
  • Checkpoint #1
  • Discussion #1
  • EDUCATE
  • Devotion - Frustrating Grace
  • Educate
  • Biblical Witness
  • Theological Underpinnings - Dominique Gilliard
  • Meet Oscar "Smiley" and Vickie
  • School of Restorative Arts at Stateville
  • How have you experienced education and advocacy? - Vickie and Smiley
  • How do you see the church playing a role in this work? - Smiley and Vickie
  • Explore Your State
  • Resource Guide Part 1
  • Checkpoint #2
  • Discussion #2
  • ADVOCATE
  • Devotion - Anointing Grace
  • Advocate
  • Person, Church, and Community Diagram
  • The Church's Call
  • Meet Meia
  • How did you come into this work of Advocacy? - Miea
  • How do you see the church playing a role in this work? - Miea
  • Choose 2-3 advocacy organizations/resources to look into
  • 20 Advocacy Points and Reform
  • Resource Guide Part 2
  • Checkpoint #3
  • Discussion #3
  • COLLABORATE
  • Devotion - Restorative Grace
  • Collaborate
  • Meet Pastor John, Pastor Matthew, and Ben
  • What role have you seen the Church play in this work? - Pastor John
  • What role have you seen the Church play in this work? - Pastor Matthew
  • How Can the Church Get Involved?
  • What should be our posture entering into collaboration?
  • Exegeting your community - Ben
  • Hear from Lt. Terry Dixon
  • Hear from Sr. Commander Paul Iovino
  • Resource Guide Part 3
  • Checkpoint #4
  • Discussion #4
  • DISCERNING OUR CALLING
  • Devotion - Loving Grace
  • Discerning Our Calling
  • Our Call
  • Exegeting Your Community
  • Starting with Local Schools Part 1 - Pastor Matthew and John
  • Starting with Local Schools Part 2 - Pastor Matthew
  • Creating a Church Resource Guide
  • Hear from Carmin Long, Executive Director of TMTL
  • Hear from Seth Michael, Pastor of Gateway Covenant Church
  • Hear from Cheryl Lynn Cain, Pastor of Church of the Good Shepherd
  • Solutions Going Forward
  • Closing Remarks
  • Full Resource Guide
  • Final Checkpoint
  • Discussion #5
Completion rules
  • All units must be completed
  • Leads to a certification with a duration: Forever