Citygate Network is excited to continue partnering with ARMS (Abuse Recovery Ministry Services) to present ManKind, a faith-based intervention that is designed to help men understand controlling and abusive behaviors and to better deal with the beliefs, views, and opinions behind them.

Faith-based intervention at its finest, Mankind is a program that is co-led by both a male and female leader. Course outcomes report that motivated participants have a recidivism rate of only 5% compared to the much larger national average.

I am grateful for the Mankind Training because it helped me to gain some new perspectives on my relationships with topics like the dynamics of power and control, learning how serving is to love like Jesus, and accountability and much more. Its pretty cool to gain what I thought was tools for others but now also knowing some of the tools are for me too. ManKind truly benefits both the facilitator and the client. -J.W.

Once you’ve completed this program, you will be a certified facilitator who can present the lessons of ManKind in a group setting within your mission or ministry.

As you better understand the hidden motives and dynamics of abusive relationships, you will witness the miracle of hearts being exposed to truth and watch the transformation of men becoming who they were created to be. This newly found belief that they are valuable changes the choices they make and affects the life they live.

ManKind Sessions Include:

  • Understanding Misuse of Power & Control
  • Learning to Love as Jesus Does
  • Types of Abuse & Respecting Boundaries
  • Socialization of Men & How it Plays into Violence
  • Costs of Choosing Domestic Abuse
  • Ripple Effects of Abusive Behavior
  • Believing in God-Given Value
  • Trusting God
  • Effects of Abuse on Women & Children
  • Understanding a Victim's Recovery Process
  • Pride vs. Humility
  • Conviction vs. Shame

ManKind Facilitator training is composed of two components. One 5-day, in-person training retreat (room/board included) and a 5-week online training curriculum thereafter.

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October 19-23, 2020

Registration Fee: $550 per person

  • Her Journey Certification training must be completed before or after this retreat to complete the ManKind training.
  • Breakfasts and lunches are included.

Venue and Lodging

  • Live sessions will be hosted at Rockford Rescue Mission Ministries, 715 State Street, Rockford, IL 61102.
  • Lodging has been arranged at Hilton Garden Inn Rockford, 7675 Walton Street, Rockford, IL 61108. Special rates are available for $109/night plus taxes. Click here to make your reservations.

Upon Completion:

  • ManKind facilitator 1-year certificate issued
  • ManKind facilitator’s manual
  • Folders for future client participants
  • On-going consulting and support from ARMS office
  • Listing on ARMS website that your county has a group 

Ongoing Annual Re-certification: $65.00 per person

  • 1 training module
  • Updated information on trends in the domestic violence community
  • Additional training access

Call the ARMS team at 503-846-9284 or email if you need additional information.

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Event Fees

To begin the registration process, please click Register below. If you are registering a group, you will be able to select your registrants and fees after you log in.

Amount Description  
$550.00 Must already be certified in Her Journey
No Restrictions
fee ends 10/23/2020