Progressive Prison Ministries, Inc.: the first ministry in the United States created to provide confidential support and counseling to individuals, families and organizations with white-collar and other nonviolent incarceration issues. Greenwich CT & Nationwide.

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Workshop at Wheaton, CMCA Conference, May 30th, 10 a.m.


Progressive Prison Project 
Innocent Spouse & Children Project
Greenwich, Connecticut 


C.M.C.A. IMPACT 2014

Friday, May 30, 2014, 10 a.m.

Wheaton College, Illinois


"Ministering to Families of People
Accused or Convicted of White-Collar
and Other Nonviolent Crimes"
Rev. Jeff Grant, JD, M Div

This was the first White-Collar Ministry Workshop 
in history - thank you to all participants for making it a 
a sensational, interactive event!





Workshop Syllabus


1.              Introduction (5)

2.              Background (10) 
3.              What Makes White Collar Ministry Different? (15)

        A.    Star Gazing & Schadenfreude - Why we put the rich and famous on a pedestal, and then feel satisfaction or pleasure felt at their misfortune.  
               Why do you look at the speck of sawdust in your brother's eye and pay no attention to the plank in your own eye? - Matt. 7:30
               
        B.    New ways of looking at Poverty & Privilege - before and after legal issues.  

               He causes his sun to rise on the evil and the good, and sends rain on the righteous and the unrighteous.  - Matt. 5:45 
 
        C.    Putting our social locations on the table. 
               As a prisoner for the Lord, then I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received. - Ephesians 4:1

        D.    Material vs. Spiritual - engaging in spiritual solutions to material problems.  
                Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body your were called to peace. And be thankful.  Colossians 3:15


        E.    Game theory - Making positive sum games out of negative sum games by bringing the inner city and affluent communities together to share experience and knowledge. 
                The stone which the builders rejected has become the chief cornerstone." - Psalm 118


4.              Four Ministry areas (20)


A.     Direct ministry to white-collar persons going to/returning from prison (Progressive Prison Project).

B.     Direct ministry to spouses & loved ones (Innocent Spouse & Children Project).

C.     Assembling teams to minister to/advocate for the return of assets to innocent spouses & children after overreaching governmental asset freezes.

D.    Bringing the Inner City and Affluent Church Communities together in new ways – the real opportunity.


5.              Two Case Studies: (20)


A.     Direct ministering to a defendant in a high profile government insider trading (hedge fund) prosecution.

B.     Successfully obtaining a recovery on behalf of the spouse & children in the largest financial prosecution in a state’s history.


             6.              Questions & Answers. (20)


Conference Schedule


Todd Beamer Center at Wheaton College 501 College Avenue, Wheaton, Illinois 60187
THURSDAY, MAY 29TH
Noon
Exhibit Set Up
Lower Beamer Center
1:00
Registration Opens
Coray Foyer
2:00
EXHIBITS OPEN
Lower Beamer Center
2:00 -4:30
Pre-Summit Restorative Justice Forum & Training
Coray Auditorium
5:00 - 6:30
Dinner
Anderson Dining Room
6:00 – 7:30
PRAYER ROOM OPEN
6:30 – 7:00
Defining Moments video presentation
Coray Auditorium
6:30 - 7:30
SHARED IMPACT Networking & Conversations
Lower Beamer Center
Summit Prayer Meeting
Room 110
7:30 - 9:00
OPENING PLENARY SESSION
Coray Auditorium
FRIDAY, MAY 30TH
7:00- 8:00 am
Breakfast
Anderson Dining Room
PRAYER ROOM OPEN
8:30 - 9:45
Worship/Bible Teaching/Table Groups
Coray Auditorium
10:00 -11:30
Workshop I
11:30 - 1:00
Lunch
Anderson Commons
12:15 – 1:00
PRAYER ROOM OPEN
Tours: Underground Railway, Wheaton Campus
1:00 - 2:30 pm
Workshop II
3:00 - 4:30
Workshop III
5:00 - 7:00
PLENARY SESSION with DINNER
Coray Auditorium
7:00 - 8:00
PRAYER ROOM OPEN
7:00 - 9:00
SHARED IMPACT Networking & Conversations
Lower Beamer Center
SATURDAY, MAY 31ST
7:00 – 8:00 am
Breakfast
Anderson Dining Room
PRAYER ROOM OPEN
8:30 - 9:45
Worship/Bible Teaching/Table Groups
Coray Auditorium
10:00 -11:30
Workshop IV
12:00 -2:00 pm
PLENARY LUNCHEON/ COMMISSIONING
Coray Auditorium
For more information contact: Correctional Ministries and Chaplains Association | 500 College Avenue | Suite 418 Wheaton, IL 60187 | Phone: 630-752-7085 | www.CMCAinternational.org 

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Progressive Prison Project/
Innocent Spouse & Children Project


at Christ Church Greenwich
254 East Putnam Avenue
Greenwich, Conecticut 06830

Mailing Address:
P.O. Box 1232, Weston, Connecticut 06883

Central Ministry & Office:
The Retreat, Weston, Connecticut  


Rev. Jeff Grant, JD, M Div, Minister/Director
(o) +1203.769.1096

(m) +1203.339.5887
jgrant@prisonist.org
jg3074@columbia.edu

Lynn Springer, Advocate, Innocent Spouses & Children
lspringer@prisonist.org
(m) +1203.536.5508

George Bresnan, Advocate
gbresnan@prisonist.org

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