Newfocus Ministry 2017-10-27T22:43:47-05:00

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What is Newfocus?

“Newfocus is a faith-based addiction recovery program for those who want more than just a label and more empty promises.” Not only does Newfocus offer an engaging Friday night program from 7:00-9:00 pm with testimonies by real people who are seeing real victories over their addictions, you will also find at Newfocus a loving support network through Calvary Baptist Church.

Through several meeting opportunities each week, Calvary, in conjunction with Newfocus, offers teaching and training to help you deal with the core issues that make the battle over addiction so hard. We want to help you see and deal with the root of the problems, “the reason behind the reason” for your addiction and offer hope through the gospel.

Frequently Asked Questions

Newfocus is a place to get in touch with resources that address your needs. To help you retrain your thinking and track your progress, we encourage you to keep a personal journal that we will supply. After you complete your own personal newfocus plan you will join a focus group for your accountability and encouragement.

Each focus group is facilitated by a Newfocus coach that will help you in your journey toward freedom in Christ. The first material you will go over is a 13 chapter study using the book Winning the Inner War. Using your personal journal, you will be able share with your focus group your victories and questions. (Materials have a suggested donation of $15.)

Most people agree that although you can gain a habit in 30 days, changing a habit usually takes about 90 days. To maximize your potential for success we strongly encourage you to commit to at least 90 days. Along with our weekly meetings, we also encourage you to attend Calvary where you can build new relationships, be involved in new activities, and get help to deal with other related core issues.

Newfocus meetings begin with a casual time of refreshments where you can meet new people. Next, there will be a positive time when folks can share victories and give some general public prayer requests. After this opening time, a message is presented dealing with a relevant topic. After this 45 minute message we break up into small groups of men or ladies where the Newfocus coach facilitates open, frank, and confidential discussions around the lessons you are learning and the questions you have as a student. People are generally in no hurry to leave and fellowship is encouraged.

Newfocus Covenant

We humbly realize we are not God (Col 1:16; Rom 7:8), we admit that we are powerless to control our tendency to do the wrong thing (Rom 3:10-11) and that our lives without the Lord always become unmanageable (John 15:4).

We believe that God exists (Col 1:17), that He loves us (Rom 5:6, 8), and that He has the power through Christ to help us recover from any compulsive behavior, addiction or any other destructive sin (2 Peter 1:10; Phil 4:13).

We consciously choose to commit all our lives and wills to Christ’s care and control (Rom 6:16-18), to make Christ, who is fully satisfying, and not ourselves our primary focus.

We openly examine and confess our faults to ourselves (James 4:6), to God (1 John 1:9), and to someone we trust (James 4:16).

We voluntarily submit to the changes God wants to make in our lives (Rom 6:13) and humbly ask Him to remove our character flaws and sins that eventually lead back to our addictions as we walk in the Spirit (Gal 5:16).

We are willing to evaluate all our relationships (Ps 1), offer forgiveness to those who have hurt us (Matt 6:14-15) knowing Christ is the just Judge (Rom 12:17-21), and make amends for the harm we have done to others knowing Christ has forgiven us (Col 3:13) except when to do so would harm them or others (Eph 4:29).
We commit to reserving a daily time with God for Bible reading, self-examination and prayer in order to know God (1 Peter 2:2-3), our new identity in Christ and His will for our lives. In this relationship, we gain the power we need to follow His will (Ps 119:9-12).
We commit to meeting together to encourage each other on Friday nights and to make daily contact with other likeminded believers as we move forward in our recovery (Heb 3:12-13).
We yield ourselves to God to be used to serve others and to bring the Good News, both by our example and by our words (2 Cor 5:17-20).

A letter from Pastor Dean Kurtz

Dealing with your addiction will be the hardest first step you will ever take. Those who enjoy living in a place of victory over their addiction will tell you that there is hope and you will grow stronger. You will be able to see God’s answers for the issues of life that brought you to this place to begin with. Though it is never easy it does get easier. The battle we all face in life is the battle for our hearts and minds.

Jesus said that He has come to make you free. Knowing the truth about ourselves and how God wants us to live in this world, so enslaved by destructive sinful habits, is why Christ came in the first place. Jesus said: “If you abide in My word, you are My disciples indeed. And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free… Most assuredly, I say to you, whoever commits sin is a slave of sin. Therefore if the Son makes you free, you shall be free indeed.” (John 8:31, 32, 34, 36) Perhaps as you read this you have questions or would like to know more. Perhaps you would like to come just to see what it’s all about. You are welcome to call the helpline below or come on any Friday night and see for yourself what newfocus can be before you commit. You are more than welcome. You will find a warm, welcoming smile, and answers from a loving Savior who wants to make you free indeed! I realize the first step is always the hardest, but it also sets the direction to a victorious future.

Pastor Dean Kurtz

(920) 285-8925  •  DKurtz@cbcs.org

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