Lifeblood for Men and Lifeblood for Women are innovative video-based discussion groups designed to bring hope, healing and change for those affected by incarceration. Each 1.5 hour session introduces a theme through powerful storytelling of former inmates with shared experiences who have found total life transformation and successfully navigated the transition from incarceration. Lifeblood sessions provide participants opportunities to learn from each other’s experiences and to think differently about their lives in order to bring about real, actionable change.
Life Blood Themes
Family | Influence | Hope | Power | Self-reliance
Second Chances | Loyalty | Do the Right Thing | Transformation
How it Works
The flow of the curriculum leads participants through three theme-centered sessions followed by a viewing session featuring one of the Turnipseed short films that are used to reinforce the content discussed in the previous three sessions. The Lifeblood curriculum is strategically designed to create the greatest impact for the participants while empowering any volunteer facilitator.
There is no magic formula for life change. We sincerely wish there were. But what we do know is this. God’s healing, redemptive power can transform any heart; that is why we created this curriculum.
Every time a Lifeblood group meets we expect that someone’s life will be changed.
SESSION 1: Family
SESSION 2: Influence
SESSION 3: Hope
SESSION 4: Turnipseed Short Film - "Turnipseed"
SESSION 5: Power
SESSION 6: Self-Reliance
SESSION 7: Second Chances
SESSION 8: Turnipseed Short Film - "Second Chances"
SESSION 9: Loyalty
SESSION 10: Do The Right Thing
SESSION 11: Transformation
SESSION 12: Turnipseed Short Film: "Legacy"
Information for Organizations and Facilitators
The comprehensive Facilitators Guide will enable your Lifeblood Group Facilitator to lead participants through the lesson plan provided for each session of the curriculum. For each session, the guide provides:
Lifeblood Reentry Groups are effective as a stand-alone reentry tool or as a component of a larger system of programming. We’ve assembled the Lifeblood Curriculum and Facilitators Guide to help you help others find healing, redefine key thinking and behavior for their lives, and find hope for their futures. If your participants can get a handle on these nine areas of their lives, they will be well on their way. May God bless you for your willingness to open your hearts and share your time; we could not fulfill our mission without you.
What You'll Need
- Staff or Volunteer Facilitator
- Lifeblood Facilitators Guide
- Lifeblood Curriculum Kit
- TV or Projector with Sound & DVD Player
- Room or Meeting Area for 8-12 Participants
- 1.5 Hour Meeting Time per Session
- ·Journaling is a valuable supplement to the course sessions. We suggest that participants bring their own private notebook.