In 2006 we began teaching our first seminar, "The Greatest Escape". The change brought about in many was amazing. Over the following months the thinking of many of those who attended the seminar changed. They learned how to think, act, and react differently than they ever had before. Their change was so remarkable and lasting, we decided to keep teaching "The Greatest Escape!"

Ten years later, having taught hundreds of incarcerated men and women we decided that, with God's help, we would become a 501c3 faith-based, nonprofit organization called "Transform Seminars".  In August of 2016 we applied for, and received, approval from the IRS.  Since that day, many things have happened to cause Transform Seminars to grow and expand its reach to those behind bars in local county jails and work release programs (our focus is always at the local level in every county of every State). 

  • We have continued teaching "The Greatest Escape" and have seen more and more men and women give their lives to God.
  • As of September 2017 we will be teaching six required "Pre-Release" seminars to equip men and women nearing release to stay free.  We are teaching our seminars to inmates who voluntarily attend classes in our local County Jail. Attendance is increasing!
  • We are developing a way to teach the same 6 seminars to the spouses of incarcerated men and women.
  • We partnering with local Work Release Programs to offer "Mentoring" services to offenders before and after release
  • Our plan to expand our reach from 2017 through 2018 to five other county jails and work release programs is right on track
  • Our plan to expand throughout Alabama from 2018 through 2020 is on track
  • Our plan to expand through the United States by 2025 on is on track 

One former prisoner (Louis) said, "These seminars give me real, meaningful, results producing hope." Through these seminars he completely changed his life. That's because each of our seminars make it clear to each offender that without including God in the solution to any problem they have... that "solution" is destined to fail. 

At this time (mid-2017) we offer the following seminars:

The Great Escape - a 15 hour seminar based on 2 Peter 1:1-11 
Basic Financial Responsibilities, 2 to 3 hours    
Basic Legal Rights, 2 to 3 hours
Basic Family Dynamics, 2 to 3 hours
Basic Nutrition (on a shoestring budget, 2 to 3 hours
Basics of Forgiving and Being Forgiven, 2 to 3 hours

The bottom line? We are seeing men and women change BEFORE they are released which means they have a better chance of not going back to a life of crime only to end up behind bars... again! Once an offender is released we continue to guide and walk with them reinforcing the changes they have made.  As one seminar attendee said, "Transform Seminars gives me hope with teeth in it!" - (Josh)

He's Out!
Now What?

ABOUT Transform Seminars...