The Mission House Directive:
We have developed a six-month minimum, live in, Bible based Christ centered transformation program that is designed to establish an intimate relationship with their creator, our Father in heaven. Whether establishing a new relationship or rekindling a broken one there is only one answer; Scripture revealed by the power of the spirit. Scripture is the only way that anyone can effectively overcome an addiction without relying on another substance or false security which eventually leads to further failure and defeat.
- 1 Corinthians 15:50-58 + Philippians 4:13
The goal of The Mission House is to establish or rekindle a strong faith in Jesus Christ. Romans 1:16 states, “I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes.” According to Romans 10:17, “[Faith] comes from hearing, and hearing by the Word of Christ.”
The Mission House promotes an extremely structured, Scripture-based, God-centered lifestyle. It teaches men to walk in a manner worthy of the gospel. Paul wrote, in Galatians 5:16, “But I say, walk by the Spirit, and you will not carry out the desires of the flesh.” This program trains men to put God at the core of everything in their lives. 1 Corinthians 10:31 states, “Whether, then, you eat or drink or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God,” and Colossians 3:17 says, “Whatever you do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus Christ, giving thanks to Him through God the Father.”
As aforementioned, The Mission House aims for new or renewed relationships with Christ. We seek to help our participants allow God to transform their lives through the renewing of their minds (Romans 12:1-3). We strongly focus on overcoming addictions. To counter sin-habits, we offer daily instruction on how to obey Scripture and put our Savior, Jesus Christ, first in every area of our lives.
The Mission House curriculum is designed to bring our participants into an intimate fellowship with our Savior, Jesus Christ. The following are the books and methods used during their stay at the facility:
All residents are required to memorize two Scriptures per month. Scriptures are recited verbatim every Monday, Wednesday and Friday. Residents must also write each passage out 25 times.
Residents must hand-write one Proverb every day for the first 31 days of their stay at the facility. Then, they will make their way through the workbook “Walk of Repentance” each morning. This process helps to instill the habit of daily devotional and quiet time every morning, prior to breakfast.
This is a daily, Monday – Friday morning study; a simple, topical devotion to help residents power up their minds with Scriptures and to prepare for the day.
Fundamentals of Faith
This study is a John MacArthur workbook study. It establishes a familiarity with the Bible and its history, purpose, and power. FoF helps facilitate deeper understanding in our quest for sanctification. There is a daily homework guide and a weekly group review and discussion.
The Enemy Within
This book is written by Kris Lungard. It is designed to give readers a better perspective of the power of sin and the flesh. Many people tend to use Satan as an excuse for their sin. At The Mission House, we believe that a depraved mind (directly resulting from the Fall) is one of the main reasons we fall into sin. (James 1:14-15). This book gives residents a better understanding of where our real battle lies. This study includes a weekly group review and discussion.
Walk of Repentance
This is a 24-week study guide and workbook by Steve Gallagher. Its theme addresses the challenges of Christian living, one step at a time. We use this for daily homework, with a weekly group review and discussion.
This is a chapter and workbook combination, written by Jerry Bridges. It has become one of the most important and best tools at The Mission House to help our residents gain a clear picture of the sovereignty and control of God. This book teaches on how and why we must rely on God and learn to trust Him in all things. This book, if used correctly, can help our residents to understand and appreciate the hugeness of God, and the smallness of themselves. It is designed for daily homework and weekly group discussion.
Changed Into His Image
This is a 13-week chapter and workbook written by Dr. Jim Berg. It is designed to help residents to overcome the world and develop fruitful living habits. It includes daily homework and weekly group review and discussion.
All residents are required to fill out a NANC PDI (Personal Data Inventory). They must attend a minimum of two one-on-one counseling sessions per month. These sessions are designed to deal with any pertinent issues that arise in Christian recovery, and personally address the specific sins with which the resident struggles. The counselor may use his discretion to include other family members or parties in these sessions, as needed. Residents receive specific homework assignments during these sessions.