Only Hope
Prison Ministries

Chaplains Training Manual
Rich Hines, our Director of Chaplain Training, created a training manual that is used during the week long Training Academies.
It is available in both English and Spanish. Training Manual (English)   Training Manual (Spanish)

Communicating Biblically
Chaplain Elwood Hale has faithfully encouraged men to grow in their faith and knowledge of Jesus Christ for many decades. We hope his Counseling Manual and instructions on Communicating Biblically will be a blessing for you, along with his other materials provided under 'Topical Biblical Studies' on this same page.

Chaplains Corner Messages
Rich creates and distributes a monthly message to correctional chaplains and gospel volunteers. Over 130 of these messages are available here. We trust these messages will be a blessing and encouragement to you, and provide you with key insights from Scripture, as well as Rich's years of experience as a minister to the incarcerated.

Titles of Available Chaplain's Corner Messages

2015_Messages   2014_Messages   2013_Messages   2012_Messages

2011_Messages   2010_Messages   2009_Messages   2008_Messages

2007_Messages   2006_Messages   2005_Messages   2004_Messages

2003_Messages   2002_Messages   2001_Messages   2000_Messages

Academy Classes
Rich conducts both one day Seminars and week long Training Academies. Click the Academy link at left for more information.

Rich also creates a quarterly newsletter, available here.

Jan 2015
Sep 2014 Jun 2014 Apr 2014 Jan 2014
Oct 2013 Jul 2013 Apr 2013 Jan 2013
Jun 2012 Mar 2012 Nov 2011 Aug 2011

Malachi Men
Grace Baptist Church created a 12 week set of materials for facilitators and students, called Malachi Men.
This material is based on the Awana curriculum Malachi Dads, which teaches Christian inmates how to grow into godly parents.

Topical Biblical Studies

The Gospel   The Gospel (Spanish)    Jesus Is Lord  Memorizing Scripture   Memory Cards (Front)   Memory Cards (Back)   

Decisions   Anticipate   Baptism    Depravity   Satan   Adversity    Decide   Suffering   Encouragement   Sowing Laws