Restoring the lives of men in Mid-America

The Men’s Residential Training Program is for individuals who desire to change their lives by learning job skills and living in Christian Community. The New Life Evangelistic Center provides homeless men and veterans with housing, food, clothing and hygiene items 365 nights a year. The training program, which is a developed program that combines relief services, with education and on-the-job training to disadvantaged men in various cities and communities in the Mid-west, provides in-depth training and instruction of job skills such as computer training, reception work, renewable energy, television, and radio production, hospitality, and farming and livestock care.

It is a 1 year program that allows men to find the restoration and healing they need to be successful.  NLEC provides a safe place to sleep, as well as hot meals, clothing, hygiene products, and access to warm showers each night. Men who come to NLEC are looking for a new life, and we are here to support them.

After joining the 30 day or Veterans Program, applicants will share room and board and receive extensive training in a wide variety of fields. Life skills are learned in on-the-job training. Willingness to grow mentally and spiritually and take on a wide range of responsibilities is necessary. Members voluntarily agree to quit smoking and travel to other ministry locations where the need is greatest. Those who receive full benefits must be willing to give 40% of their income in return for full room and board.

The Men’s Residential Training Program is built on founded upon: prayer, bible study, faith, hope, responsibility, and Christian Community, leading to lasting, transformative change. Our goal is to get men back on their feet permanently. NLEC believes that healing is found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the support of Christian Community.

Need Help?
Your life matters. We believe that you were created on purpose for a purpose. If you need a pause from life to focus on your wellness, we are here to help.

Monday-Friday: 8:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
2428 Woodson Rd., Overland, MO 63114

Baseline Requirements
Please call for an updated list of requirements.

(800) 334-3276
(314) 421-3020

Students of the Men’s Residential Training Center face a variety of challenges: poverty, substance abuse, toxic relationships, and more. Each student of the Men’s Center has access to a variety of classes and resources to address the specific challenges leading to homelessness:

Bible Study & Chapel

Job skill & Vocational training

Healthcare Referrals


Each man entering into the Men’s Residential Training Program can spend time focusing on wellness. They will be able to visit the doctor & dentist for health evaluations, begin therapy sessions, and adjust to life at NLEC.

Education & Training

Men will learn a variety of skills as they move throughout the various NLEC locations. Some of the skills that they will learn are: building and home maintenance and repair, light construction, computer training, reception work, renewable energy, television, and radio production, hospitality, and farming and livestock care.


Each man will be part of a small, stable home environment.

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Below are stories and testimonies of men who have received help and support from NLEC.

New Life Evangelistic Center is so much more than a shelter. It is a catalyst for a hope-filled future.