Drug and alcohol addiction is an intense problem and a growing epidemic across the country and around the world. The plight of addiction is highlighted nearly every day in the news media and a priority topic for politicians. Those directly affected by addiction represent one of the largest people groups in the world.
The seeds of NewDay were first planted in the late 1990’s when Dan Johnson taught through the book of Exodus in his church. As a result, numerous people sought Dan’s help in confronting their addictive habits. In time, his burden grew for both individuals caught in addiction and their families. Eventually, NewDay was birthed.
Since its beginning, NewDay has provided counseling to nearly 1,000 individuals and families, become the referral choice of numerous churches, developed a highly effective recovery curriculum, church training curriculum, and published several books.
We value God’s truth because it directs us to genuine freedom (“And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32b)
We value grace because it motivates us to treat people with dignity and worth (“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well.” Psalm 139:13-14. “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.” John 3:16)
We value hope because it inspires us to follow God toward a brighter future (“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.” John 10:10)
We believe that God is holy, infinite, eternal, and loving.
We believe the Bible is the inspired Word of God.
We believe that man was created in the image of God, but chose to rebel against God. As a result, all men are sinners and unable to reach or relate with God on their own.
We believe that Jesus Christ is the one and only Son of God whose death burial and resurrection make it possible for people to be forgiven of sin by grace alone, through faith alone in Him, and that the power of Jesus Christ is greater than the power of any addiction.
We believe that the Holy Spirit lives within all believers in Jesus Christ – the children of God – and guides them into truth and convicts them of sin.
We believe that God’s will is for an individual to not only achieve sobriety, but to grow in a positive and purposeful relationship with Him by living a lifestyle in which the lure to return to sins of an addictive nature is fading.