Men's New Life Recovery Program
The Men’s New Life Program (NLP)
“To come alongside men on a journey from brokenness and addiction to a transformed life based on a relationship with Jesus Christ.”
Each and every individual created has the image of God matched with their person. Because of this, they deserve all respect, dignity, and love. What more love and respect can we give someone than to present them with the saving message of the Gospel of Jesus Christ? A life lived in this message is a journey, walking from Conformity into Transformation, from a life of Isolation into a life of Relationship. Throughout this trip, the Bible gives us Grace and Truth to lead us toward Christ-likeness. And in the end, all the work, all of the journey, all of life is for the glory of God and God alone.
Christ-likeness for the glory of God
The New Life Program (NLP) is a 10 to 17 month residential men’s addiction recovery program that is part of the Springs Rescue Mission. The NLP uses a whole man approach to address the destructive circumstances that come from living a life out of control. Men can expect a unique environment and many opportunities during their stay in the program.
The 4 Components of the Men’s New Life Program
These four components are based on Mark 12:30, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your HEART, and with all your SOUL, and with all your MIND, and with all your STRENGTH.”
Spiritual: Every day starts with devotions and worship. Bible study, recovery meetings, and weekly church attendance follow throughout the week. The goal is for each man to be able to live the rest of his life with solid biblical understanding as he journeys through recovery with a relationship with Jesus Christ. A volunteer mentor helps with spiritual support as well.
Counseling/Case Management: Each man is assigned a Case Manager who will work with him throughout the New Life Program. Our Case Managers strive to offer personal counsel and spirit-led insight to address and resolve issues related to previous life choices. NLP residents also participate in self evaluations, process groups, and counseling sessions.
Education: The Career Advancement Center (CAC) offers comprehensive education in academic subjects and career development/readiness. Residents improve reading, grammar and math skills, and learn basic computer operation. If necessary, men are able to obtain a GED and prepare for higher education opportunities. Classes in life skills supplement academic learning. Career employment classes offer residents the opportunity to explore viable career options and prepare accordingly for successful employment.
Ministry Assignments: Our ministry assignment component develops basic proficiencies that successful employees need. These include following instructions, punctuality, working with others, submitting to authority, finishing a job to completion, and resolving work conflict issues.
We believe this Whole-Man approach (heart, soul, mind, body) is essential to move from a life of brokenness to a life of Christ-likeness.
- The applicant must be a male at least 18 years old.
- He must require assistance recovering from drug, alcohol and other addiction issues.
- He must be willing to engage in and experience a positive life change.
- He must be willing to commit to a full year in the program.
- He must be willing to follow all program guidelines and staff instruction.
- He must be able to fill out and sign the Application for Admission and all the intake documents.
- He must be physically capable of participating in all elements of the program including ministry assignments.
- He must be willing to submit to a background check. (Registered sexual offenders are not eligible for the program. Other background disqualifications may also exist.)
Meeting admission criteria is not a guarantee of admittance into the New Life Program. Entry into the program is subject to the applicant’s ability and willingness to abide by program requirements and available ministry resources.
Application and Interview Process
Applications are available at our facility, 15 E Las Vegas Street. An interview will be scheduled when a completed application is turned in.
Anyone who is incarcerated and wants to enter the program may send a letter to the Mission with attention to our Prison Outreach Liaison. If you are incarcerated through the Criminal Justice Center, please submit a KITE request. After your request is reviewed, a presentation will be scheduled.
The Mission is not an overnight shelter or transitional housing facility.