A 501 (C) 3 Public Charity: Founded-September, 1996 -John 15:16  
          'Locked Up But Not Locked Out Of God's Love and Protection '

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We are GUESTS at the facilities in which we serve. Accordingly, our conduct must be above reproach and that includes our wearing apparel. We are representing Jesus Christ.

As a volunteer there is some paperwork that needs filling out but it is not difficult and we will coordinate that effort with our volunteers.

Below are two links that we wish for you to click on and PRINT OUT. They constitute the conduct rules and regulations of the center and 'IYM'. There will be no deviation from the published rules. If you have a concern or question one of the board members MUST be contacted. We will do NOTHING that is not  in strict compliance with the rules and regulations of the centers serviced under the 'IYM' banner. This is a non negotiable tenant of the 'IYM' ministry

Two other issues of GREAT IMPORTANCE: While we understand that from time to time we all find ourselves 'running late' WE MUST BE MOST PUNCTUAL in keeping our commitments to arrive at the centers at the time prescribed. Habitual lateness cannot be accepted by the centers nor IYM. If you are going to be late or absent YOU MUST contact us. See the 'Contact' Page.

The other issue is social web sites. We recognize that these sites are convenient for those who wish to communicate to vast numbers of folks. THEY HAVE NO PLACE IN DEALING WITH DETAINED PERSONS. Simply stated, Center Management does not want any information on social network sites' end of story. This also means that volunteers may not 'tweet', post (or whatever) any specifics concerning their involvement with a facility wherein 'IYM' is the Spiritual enrichment provider.

Standards of Compliance-Please click the links  below and print out.

IYM Chaplain Rules & Regulations

Center Rules and Regulations

If you are unable to download these documents: contact us.


New Chaplain Intake & Processing Rules Effective 7/28/2013

We are modifying how we go about in-taking potential new chaplains effective this date. 

Previously, all paperwork including rules, regulations and Spectrum forms were given a candidate at once. The candidate brought back the completed forms and we assigned them to a mentor chaplain until we felt them ready to solo. There was no interim process wherein we interviewed the candidate to ensure adherence to policies & procedures. The person in question was allowed to shadow for a short time until the paperwork was completed.


Under the new method, the candidate receives all the rules & regulations first. They must come back and tell us they are in agreement with the policies & procedures and one of the on-site IYM directors will interview them. If found satisfactory, the candidate will be given the IYM/Spectrum paper to fill out: a badge will be ordered and a shirt put aside. Upon satisfactory completion of the paperwork the candidate will be assigned a mentor chaplain and the process will continue as in the past. The candidate may be permitted to shadow during the process for a brief period but will not be considered an IYM member until the steps outlined have been satisfactorily completed.



All IYM Personnel, 

Please be aware that if you plan on bringing visitors to a center you must have them sign a PREA form prior to them having access to the residents. During Chaplain Visits or Worship services this has not been an issue since the writer is present and has the visitor execute the document. Where we have run into the issue is during bible studies when the writer is not present. 

While we want to encourage visitation for potential IYM volunteers the PREA signoff protocol must be observed as this is a Federal Mandated Procedure. The writer must have the signed document Ďin handí prior to a visitor having access to residents. 

Thank you for your co-operation. 

Bob Kirby-IYM Administration






What Is Ministry To IYM**

  • The Foundation Of Ministry is Character

  • The Nature Of Ministry Is Service

  • The Motive of Ministry Is Love

  • The Measure Of Ministry Is Sacrifice

  • The Authority Of Ministry Is Submission

  • The Purpose Of Ministry Is The Glory Of God

  • The Tools Of Ministry Are The Word Of God And Prayer

  • The Privilege Of Ministry Is Growth

  • The Power Of Ministry Is The Holy Spirit

  • The Model Of Ministry Is Jesus Christ

**By Permission of Elder Charleston Day-The R.O.A.D. Church



Statement of Faith

Pastor Bill Whetstone-Spiritual Director

The statement of faith which will govern the 'IYM' organization is here provided by Spiritual Director Emeritus Pastor Bill Whetstone:

                                I.Y.M. ARTICLES OF FAITH

 We, therefore, deem belief in the following :

.1. In one Godóthe Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. 2. We believe in Jesus Christ, the Second Person of the Triune Godhead; that He was eternally one with the Father; that He became incarnate by the Holy Spirit and was born of the Virgin Mary, so that two whole and perfect natures, that is to say the Godhead and manhood, are thus united in one Person very God and very man, the God-man. We believe that Jesus Christ died for our sins, and that He truly arose from the dead and took again His body, together with all things appertaining to the perfection of manís nature, wherewith He ascended into heaven and is there engaged in intercession for us3. We believe in the Holy Spirit, the Third Person of the Triune Godhead, that He is ever present and efficiently active in and with the Church of Christ, convincing the world of sin, regenerating those who repent and believe, sanctifying believers, and guiding into all truth as it is in Jesus.


.2. That the Old and New Testament Scriptures, given by plenary inspiration, contain all truth necessary to faith and Christian living. inerrantly revealing the will of God concerning us in all things necessary to our salvation, so that whatever is not contained therein is not to be enjoined as an article of faith.


.3. That man is born with a fallen nature, and is, therefore, inclined to evil, and that continually.


.4. That the finally impenitent are hopelessly and eternally lost.


.5. That the atonement through Jesus Christ is for the whole human race; and that whosoever repents and believes on the Lord Jesus Christ is justified and regenerated and saved from the dominion of sin.


 6. We believe that Jesus Christ, by His sufferings, by the shedding of His own blood, and by His death on the Cross, made a full atonement for all human sin, and that this Atonement is the only ground of salvation, and that it is sufficient for every individual of Adamís race. The Atonement is graciously efficacious for the salvation of the irresponsible and for the children in innocency but is efficacious for the salvation of those who reach the age of responsibility only when they repent and believe.


.7. That the Holy Spirit bears witness to the new birth, and also to the entire sanctification of believers.


.8. We believe that entire sanctification is that act of God, subsequent to regeneration, by which believers are made free from original sin, or depravity, and brought into a state of entire devotement to God, and the holy obedience of love made perfect.


9. We believe in the Church, the community that confesses Jesus Christ as Lord, the covenant people of God made new in Christ, the Body of Christ called together by the Holy Spirit through the Word.


10. That our Lord will return, the dead will be raised, and the final judgment will take place. . We believe that the Lord Jesus Christ will come again; that we who are alive at His coming shall not precede them that are asleep in Christ Jesus; but that, if we are abiding in Him, we shall be caught up with the risen saints to meet the Lord in the air, so that we shall ever be with the Lord.



Bible Study


Teaching Guidelines
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What Can You Do To Help? 

        We covet your prayers as we take on more of Godís calling to these centers.       

        We pray for monetary donations to purchase needed study guides, bibles and the like. 

We trust that the Lord will provide as He always has and that He will be pleased with our


Direct any questions to the writer. 

By: Bob Kirby-Administrator




Biblical Clarifications

From time to time there is a need for biblical clarification to some of the questions asked by the youth.

The clarifications are provided by the Spiritual Director.


Suicide/ Bullying Proclamations


If a resident makes a chaplain aware of thoughts of suicide or that they are being bullied the chaplain is to inform the IYM manager on duty AFTER the resident has left the area. The IYM manager is then to inform the center Facility Manager or designated supervisor.




Treatment Stages


To better understand the treatment stages:

The Seven Stages of Treatment

 These seven stages of treatment are designed to facilitate a step-by-step process in which each stage builds upon personal knowledge gained from the previous treatment stages.

Each treatment stage also explores how a residentsí substance abuse played a part in shaping their thinking errors and delinquent behavior.  Therapists use several varied therapeutic tools and techniques during each therapy stage to help residents change their erroneous thinking patterns.



Substance Abuse Step

Step Purpose


Committing Offense






Humility & Reaching Out


Trauma Connections


Introspection & Admission


Delinquent, Sexual & Substance Disclosure & Examination


Readiness for Change


Offense Cycle


Readiness for Ongoing Change


Empathy & Restorative Justice


Making Amends & Immediate Recognition


Relapse Prevention & Reintegration





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