Bethel Ministries was created to help individuals in need to ‘transform while they transition’ before re-entering mainstream society. Bethel Ministries is for those men who are desirous to change and pursue a better way of life. The Bethel Ministries program is primarily geared toward serving the needs of ex-sexual offenders, but also men whose lives may include multiple problems as well, such as drug addiction, alcoholism, homelessness, and a total lack of discipline and purpose in their life, but who after leaving incarceration want a fresh start and chance to prove themselves as a trustworthy responsible citizen again.
Studies around the world and throughout the U.S. have demonstrated the positive results obtained through Christ-centered faith-based recovery programs for those desiring to change their lives. And Bethel Ministries in Boise, Idaho, is there for them. This model is based on Christ-centered programs currently in operation throughout our country. We do not claim to be able to change hearts. What we are able to do is introduce others to the only one who can change lives, our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Our clients enter into a private residence and live in a family setting, semi-protected, and away from areas of temptation with a live-in house leader. During their six to twelve month stay they are matched with mentors, church and para-church groups, are expected to obtain employment, attend 12 step programs and participate in group and individual counseling, meet with licensed counselors, psychiatrists and psychologists as required on an individual basis. They are introduced to local churches where they can begin to attend and develop relationships with individuals that can be a positive influence and encouragement in their lives, all in an effort to guide individuals into a victorious and successful life through Christ.
The entire process is designed to bring about positive results: teaching by example; discipline, work ethic and how a family and individuals should function together. Already, much fruit has been born.