Proven Men Ministries, Ltd

aka 1 Way Out of Pornography   |   Lynchburg, VA   |  www.ProvenMinistries.org

Mission

The purpose of Proven Men Ministries, is to bring the hope of healing to those trapped in bondage to pornography and other forms of sexually compulsive activities (e.g., excessive fantasy or masturbation). Proven Men seeks to cultivate and encourage a change of heart and mind such that people will lead victorious lives free from the grip of the false intimacy of and attraction to pornography.

HOW WE DO IT.

Through 1 on 1 Accountability and Small groups in ProvenChurches. Men commit to our 12-week Workbook Study! With interaction through prayer, daily bible reading, and heartwork men begin to hold Christ as supremely treasured in their life while forsaking the desires of the flesh!

Notes from the nonprofit

We are excited to see a revival of sexual integrity in our culture!

Ruling year info

2001

President and Founder

Joel Hesch

Main address

2306 Bedford Ave. #7D

Lynchburg, VA 24503 USA

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EIN

52-2319330

NTEE code info

Counseling Support Groups (F60)

Addictive Disorders N.E.C. (F50)

Religion Related, Spiritual Development N.E.C. (X99)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

The sexual revolution has changed American culture in many ways. From the addition of nudity into film to the booming pornography industry, Americans have been exposed to sex in many ways. As our world has become more sexualized, many have fallen into a lifestyle of pornography addiction as well as other sexual struggles. Proven Ministries desires to help facilitate hope and healing around this overwhelmingly destructive issue.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

Online Purity Presence

1 Way Out offers hope directly to individuals gripped by addictive types of sexual behavior through activities and resources, such as an intensive twelve-week daily workbook study for use at home (together with an accountability partner) or in small support groups. In addition, 1 Way Out just published a comprehensive Leader's Guide for other organizations forming and running small recovery groups. We also provide help with education and training regarding the root issues that drive and keep a person going back to pornography and other similar escape mechanisms. Particular emphasis is centered around training lay leaders to hold small support groups utilizing the twelve-week workbook.

Population(s) Served
Men and boys
Christians

PURSUING FURTHER INTERNATIONAL REACH
BREAKING GROUND ON PROVEN TEEN
UPDATES & REVISIONS
SUPPORTING TECHNOLOGY EVOLUTION
PUBLISHING PROVEN WIVES & PROVEN WOMEN

Population(s) Served
Families
Christians

ENCOURAGEMENT MATERIALS
AWARENESS & EXPOSURE
TRAVELING EXPENSES
LOCAL CHURCH TRAINING
CRISIS RESPONSE TEAM
INDIVIDUAL PURITY ANALYSIS
MARRIAGE SUPPORT
INDIVIDUAL PRAYER SUPPORT
SEXUAL INTEGRITY CLASSES

Population(s) Served
Adults
Christians

LEADING PM GROUPS
ONE ON ONE DISCIPLESHIPS
CHRISTIAN LEADER DEVELOPMENT
ACCOUNTABILITY COUNSELING
NETWORKING MEN TOGETHER
FORMING COMMUNITIES & BONDS
24/7 SUPPORT
SMALL GROUP FACILITATION
BEARING ONE ANOTHERS BURDENS

Population(s) Served
Men and boys
Christians

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

America's Best Charities 2018

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of program graduates

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Men and boys, Adults, Christians, Women and girls

Related Program

Propelling Content Execution

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

Each year we have men and women complete our Discipleship Guide with an Emphasis on Sexual Integrity. These graduates go on to lead other men through the curriculum in their local churches.

Number of conferences held

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Men and boys, Adolescents, Adults, Women and girls

Related Program

Awareness

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Context Notes

We participate in conferences all over the nation each year and the number of conference invitations is always growing, especially post-pandemic. This allows us to reach many people in one sitting.

Number of support groups offered

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Men and boys, Women and girls, Adults, Christians

Related Program

Mentorship and Counseling

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

We equip leaders in churches and schools to offer support groups as they work through our Discipleship Guide and encourage each other in their pursuit of sexual integrity.

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

We desire to see one million men set free from the bondage of sexual sin. This will directly correlate to families and marriages all over the world.

We are constantly writing and developing curriculum that allows us to minister to many different demographics around sexual integrity. We utilize state of the art technology and internet resources to spread awareness of our tools for healing. We engage our culture directly by pursuing individuals where they are.

We have a fully developed robust technology platform that allows us to properly serve our customers. We have a full staff and volunteer base as well that helps steer and support our initiatives all over the globe.

We have launched a fully integrated purity portal that syncs up with our curriculum. We are constantly publishing current videos to drive awareness. Our next plans involve engaging a whole new set of demographics. We are preparing to launch a female curriculum as well as a teens curriculum. All of this will need to be fully supported on the back end so that we can properly serve our customers.

Financials

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Operations

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

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Proven Men Ministries, Ltd

Board of directors
as of 05/25/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Joel Hesch

Steven Pettit

Big World Project

Sal Ferlise

Sports Outreach Institute

David Walston

Walston Advisory Firm

Eric Lopez

Camp of the Woods

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • 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? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 3/24/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Male, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

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Sexual orientation

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Disability

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