Servants in Training
The Servants in Training Program is a one-two year discipleship program. The one year program includes three primary components: Work Detail, Spiritual Development, and Monthly Goals. The two-year program includes these three similar components, with the addition that participants are working toward a Certificate in Christian Leadership Studies through The Urban Ministry Institute (see Center for Biblical Leadership Development, CBLD).
Center for Biblical Leadership Development (CBLD)
The Center for Biblical Leadership Development (CBLD) is a satellite of The Urban Ministry Institute (TUMI), which provides spiritual leadership development training for people in the urban areas of the world. CBLD is one of more than 280 TUMI sites worldwide.
Dare to Dream Mentoring
Mentoring is an on-going supportive relationship between caring individuals that share knowledge, experience and wisdom with one another. It’s an intentional effort to walk alongside. It is intended to offer hope, life skills and encouragement as needed to help an individual be successful. Dare to Dream Mentoring is designed to inspire program participants (mentees) to dream about what life can be.
CaRE (Career Readiness and Education)
The Career Readiness Education (CaRE) Program of Topeka Rescue Mission began in the summer of 2015, in response to the loss of a community program which had been providing job training for TRM guests. Funded in part by a grant from the United Way, the CaRE Program is meeting the needs of TRM guests who want to work but are lacking some of the necessary skills to be successful. In addition to training in the traditional areas of computer skills, job search and interviewing skills, and resume writing, our participants are trained in soft skills such as workplace ethics and attitudes, dressing for success, and interpersonal relationships. Participants in the CaRE Program also do a six-week internship at a worksite in the community.