On behalf of Forgiven Ministries, Inc.,  we would like to thank Ministry Designs for their hosting of our website and for their faithful committment to God's Word.


A MESSAGE FROM OUR FOUNDERS:

Lillian & Walter Beatty

Thank you for taking the time to visit our site. We are a ministry dedicated to serving both Men and Women 18 years of age and older, who are currently incarcerated or have been recently discharged from federal, state, and local Department of Corrections. We hope that you will stay and learn a little more about what we do. Take a look around to learn more about who we are as a organization, our mission and vision for Christ, as well as information about how you can get involved in any of our events and our ministries. If you have any questions at all, we would love to connect with you."Thanks so much!


Restorative Justice

 

In a general sense, restorative justice focuses on building and strengthening relationships in a community. Fundamentally, it's about how people create communities that are connected, where people are open with one another, where there's a sense of trust and relationship. It's a way of doing justice that focuses on the relationships of a situation. It leads to healthier, more effective communities.


The restorative piece comes into play when harm is done by or to a community member. How do we bring people together to repair that harm in ways that are safe, and enable people to move on? The focus is on building on strong values and strengthening relationships at all levels. It's not soft or easy. It holds people accountable and (hopefully) leads in the end to an outcome that's bigger than just retribution or punishment.


As churches, we often don't focus enough on fostering honest community relationships. We need to understand the ways that our actions affect one another, but many ministries do not know how to encourage that understanding. It just happens, or it doesn't.


Leadership needs to intentionally foster dialogue and help people build relationships. The relationship level is the place to deal with conflict and harm in churches. We need to invite people back into a notion of the community as a circle.


UPCOMING EVENTS

NEW LIFE CELEBRATION BANQUET

When:            

Saturday, November 3, 2018

Time:              

6:00 PM - 9:00 PM           

Where:          

Bel-Aire Conference Center          

Located In:

Clarion Hotel Lake Erie

2800 W 8th Street

Erie, Pennsylvania 16505

Hotel No.       (814) 833-1116

Guest Speaker:   

David Windecher

For Information contact:  Walter Beatty

David Lee Windecher was admitted to the Georgia Bar in 2012 and the Florida Bar in 2014. David is a member of the Georgia and Florida Court of Appeals, the Georgia and Florida Supreme Court, the Northern District of Georgia United States District Court and the American Bar Association. David graduated Summa Cum Laude from American Intercontinental University in 2005 and received his Juris Doctorate degree from John Marshall Law School in 2012. David started his career as an intern with the Dekalb County District Attorney’s Office, where he prosecuted misdemeanor and felony cases under the Third-Year Practice Act from May 2011 thru May 2012. Prior to establishing the Windecher Firm, David was an Associate Attorney at the esteemed criminal defense firm of Arora & LaScala from November 2012 thru June 2015.

 

David is the Author of The AmerIcan Dream | HisStory In The Making. He published the autobiography in May of 2015 to portray the difficulty of obtaining the American dream as an impoverished minority.

 

David founded RED Inc. in March 2015. RED (Rehabilitation Enables Dreams) is a non-profit organization which sponsors GED (General Education Diploma or Graduate Equivalent Diploma) programs for impoverished individuals and juveniles facing non-violent criminal charges. RED’s mission is to increase literacy, reduce poverty and stop recidivism amongst America’s youth.

 

David is a recipient of Martindale-Hubbell’s Client Distinction Award in 2013 and 2014. He is a frequent guest on HLN’s Nancy Grace and NPR Radio as a legal expert. David specializes in criminal defense, juvenile law and expungement procedures.