Full Circle Ministry
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Special Events in prisons are the initial outreach among the inmates; their introduction to Daughters of Destiny and the Full Circle Ministry.Special Events are usually for large groups of inmates in cafeterias or outdoor prison yards. Daughters of Destiny staff members and volunteers lead worship and present the Gospel to invite the ladies to receive salvation. Those who respond to salvation are also invited to register into our data base. We call them Daughters of Destiny because they are Daughters of their heavenly Father with a new destiny.Volunteer ministry teams from the local area and/or teams that travel conduct Special Events. Teams include worship leaders, speakers, and people to talk and pray one-on-one with inmates.
Training materials in this site help you get ready through specific guidance to develop and present a complete and effective Special Event. The Area Leadership Team responsible over your volunteer team will provide experienced oversight, guidance, and encouragement. The Daughters of Destiny National Service Center staff may also assist if needed.
Seminars are large-group sessions that volunteer teams present for Daughters in prisons. This is the second stage of the Full Circle.Seminars are teaching opportunities. Topics cover the truth about emotional and spiritual lies that often hold female inmates in cycles of repeated incarceration. Other topics teach on biblical themes. Training materials in this site provide materials for several Seminars of tremendous value to Daughters Inside.
A team may develop its own Seminar(s) program. Speakers who have dedicated their ministry to a specific topic or area of ministry are a tremendous benefit to the women. Seminar events also include invitations for salvation because the sessions are open to entire prison populations. In this way, Seminars also expand Daughters of Destiny ministry in prisons and provide a second point of entry into the ministry circle. Volunteer teams might develop one or more Seminars on specific topics and then travel to present each Seminar.
Worship sets and invitations can be developed to complement Seminar topics. Local teams might develop one Seminar and present it, then develop another to present in a month or two at the same facility. Your Area Leadership Team and the National Service Center will provide guidance and assistance at every step of your Seminar ministry.
As in Seminars, you may also develop or bring your own Bible study material to use in compliance with the Daughters of Destiny Statement of Faith. The Area Leadership Team serving your Life Group ministry team is available for support and assistance.
Since traveling teams of volunteers are available for Special Events and Seminars it is very easy for a small group of women to commit to building and sustaining one or more Life Groups in a nearby prison facility. Life Group ministry volunteers may limit the number of Daughters in a group.
Life Groups are regular small-group Bible studies led by Daughters of Destiny ministry volunteers from the local area going into a prison.Conversation prompted through your Life Group study of God’s Word, intercessory prayer, and relationships in the Life Groups make this an important part of the Full Circle Ministry. Life Groups provide the best opportunity for Daughters to grow in their faith and embrace God’s transformation of their lives. Life Groups are essentially sisters in Christ who pursue Him together and find themselves changed by Jesus along the way. This happens because of the consistent and personal interaction among the ladies in the group and your leadership, the Daughters of Destiny Life Group volunteer.The Training section of this site provides curriculum resources that are especially suited for female inmates and the Daughters of Destiny Full Circle Ministry. The resources equip and empower you for this leadership role. Life Group leaders usually find they gain more than they give. They give a lot simply being a sister in Christ who desires to follow Jesus, opens God’s Word to share His truth, prays for the group members, and follows the Spirit’s lead.
Women 4 Women
Women 4 Women (W4W) are volunteers corresponding with Daughters Inside. This happens when Daughters request a correspondence relationship for Christian discipleship with a woman of faith on the outside. This is a standard check-box item on the Daughters of Destiny registration form provided to inmates at Special Events and Seminars. Our National Service Center matches a Women 4 Women volunteer with each Daughter Inside who requests this relationship. Volunteer training is very easy and short. The rewards, to both women in these relationships, are amazing. Your commitment is simply to correspond meaningfully and faithfully. Women 4 Women relationships end when the Daughter is released from prison.
Discipleship Network & Welcome Mentors
Discipleship Network is a national network of Welcome Mentors made up volunteers and Ministry Partners who relate face-to-face with Daughters released from prison and entering America’s communities.These Welcome Mentors are a critical part of the Full Circle Ministry, For the volunteer, it is simply a commitment to be in relationship, walking with a Daughter Free as she navigates often challenging transitions into our society. First and foremost the Welcome Mentor is there to welcome her back into the community and invite he to church and model a healthy relationhship in Jesus. As the relationship grows she may be led by the Holy Spirit to help the Daughter Free in a deeper mentoring relationship with her transitional challenges. Some of the critical challenges Daughters face are: locate housing, transportation and gain employment. Your Welcome Mentor training, delivered through this site, and your Area Leadership Team fully prepare you for this role and provide you with all the resources necessary for success. This is a part of the Daughters of Destiny ministry that provides life-long benefits to the Daughter Free.
And the value for you, as a Discipleship Network volunteer and your community can also be amazing.Daughters who have been enrolled in our data base when in prison may request a Welcome Mentor relationship. The Daughter’s initiative is required. They do this very easily by notifying our National Offiec through Life Group leaders, written correspondence, phone, or this site. Daughters may take this initiative just before release or anytime after. The National Office then matches each Daughter Free with a volunteer Welcome Mentor in the community. We contact you about the need and opportunity. Once the match is completed, we provide you with everything we know about the individual Daughter. You then make contact to start your Discipleship Network Welcome Mentor relationship.
Training resources in this site fully prepare Discipleship Network volunteers and partners to know how to relate meaningfully and effectively with Daughters Free. Your Area Leadership Team will be a valuable support and guide listening and talking with you about your Discipleship Network Welcome Mentor relationship and providing you with information on resources available for Daughters Free in your community.