New Creations Prison Ministries

"Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come." 2 Cor 5:17

aka New Creations Prison Ministries   |   Grand Rapids, MI   |  NewCreationsPM.org

Mission

Our Mission is to minister to the spiritual needs of inmates, primarily in Michigan and Tennessee, introducing them to a personal relationship with Jesus Christ and encouraging those in the faith. To develop that relationship by teaching them the Word of God through Bible Correspondence courses and one-on-one ministries, and to mentor them in small groups, helping them overcome life-controlling problems and compulsive behavior issues.

Ruling year info

2004

President

Mr. John Herweyer

Main address

2660 Horizon Dr SE Suite 205

Grand Rapids, MI 49546 USA

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EIN

20-0071884

NTEE code info

Christian (X20)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

According to a 2018 report from the Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS), nearly 2.2 million adults were held in America's prisons and jails at the end of 2016. More than 650,000 ex-offenders are released from prison every year. Within three years of release, about two-thirds (67.8 percent) of released prisoners were rearrested.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

One-on-One visits

We visit the prison handing out Bibles, sharing scripture,offering other publications and bible lessons free of charge and postage free.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people

Inmates are provided free, bible lessons and postage paid return envelope. They are assigned to a mentor called a Bible Study Partner to grade their lessons, answer questions, and offer encouragement. Our students are primarily located in Michigan and Tennessee, but we also have students in several other states. We recently began accepting referrals from all states.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people

26-week, Christ-centered, group counseling sessions to help deal with life-controlling problems and behavioral issues. Currently in 4 Michigan prisons and looking to expand.

Population(s) Served
Incarcerated people

Where we work

Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

These people desperately need the life-changing message of the Gospel, tools to help them overcome life-controlling issues, and ongoing support and encouragement on their faith journey.

One-on-One ministry- Volunteers meet face-to-face with inmates to present the Gospel of Jesus Christ, listen to them, pray with them, and offer them free Bibles, books, booklets, Bible lessons, and materials to help them take positive steps toward rehabilitation.

Christ-centered, 12-Step, small group counseling ministry- This MDOC recommended program helps inmates overcome life-controlling problems and compulsive behavior issues. The recidivism rate (return to prison after release) is reduced by 50% for those who graduate from this program.

Bible Correspondence Course ministry- inmates are given Free Bible correspondence lessons (including return postage) and paired with Bible Study Partners to mentor them, offering them encouragement and guidance.

NCPM Networks with other community organizations to facilitate the successful reentry of rehabilitated inmates back into society, changing lives, changing families, and changing communities.

New Creations Prison Ministries has been bringing the Gospel of Jesus Christ to inmates since 1995. 134 volunteers provide over 20,000 hours of service to inmates annually. Active and retired business owners, pastors, teachers, counselors, and more, provide a wealth of experience to encourage inmates and help them become successful citizens and co-laborers for Christ.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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New Creations Prison Ministries

Board of directors
as of 3/30/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

John Bult

Bruce Bretzke

Paul Gess

Robert Goodrich

Board leadership practices

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

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Leadership

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Male

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