Training Program | Men

The New Life Evangelistic Center provides homeless men and veterans with housing, food, clothing and hygiene items 365 nights a year.  In addition to relief services, NLEC provides a Men’s 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.  Many of the men in our training program are learning on-the-job skills and how to live and serve in Christian community.

The NLEC Training Program is for individuals who desire to change their lives for the better by learning job skills and living in Christian Community.   The training program 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.  The basis of the NLEC Training Program is founded upon: prayer, bible study, faith, hope, responsibility, and Christian Community.  NLEC believes that healing is found in the Gospel of Jesus Christ and the support of Christian Community.

1 Year Leadership Training

After joining the 30 day or Veterans Program, applicants may decide to share room and board and receive extensive training 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.

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You can read the testimonies of people who have been apart of the NLEC training program here.

Hello my name is Kymal Dockett I was born in Saint Louis, Missouri to Richard and Wilma Dockett March 29, 1973. I grew up in the University City area where I attended Pershing Elementary, Brittany Woods Junior High, and University […]

Kymal Dockett

Born in 1958 in St. Louis, Missouri, Pastor Jerome Bracely of Stepping into the Light Ministries is an embodiment of the saying, “they don’t need to hear you talking, if they can see how you’re walking.” More than 5000 men […]

Jerome Bracely Jerome Bracely

Coming here to the shelter was a miracle in my life. If it wasn’t for New Life Evangelistic Center and the new family I have in Christ, I would have just given up and died. Brenda is in our 2 […]

Brenda Crawford

I was homeless in Springfield, Mo., where my son Corey and I slept in my car. I would drive him to school each day then return in the afternoon to pick him up. After picking him up, I would find […]

Terry and Corey

I am deaf in both ears and being on the streets is especially scary when you can’t hear what is going on around you.  I decided to join the Residential Training Program so that I could rebuild my life and […]

Kim

When I was rescued by New Life Evangelistic Center I was on the streets of Springfield living in a tent and abandoned houses.  Before the Covid–19 virus, I had resources.  After the coronavirus started, crisis resources started to close and […]

Peggy

After years of alcoholism destroying relationships, job opportunities and more, I found myself homeless.  Pastor Chris Aaron gave me hope that I could become sober and build a new life, even at my age!  Since I have come to live […]

Barbara

When I was rescued by New Life Evangelistic Center I was hungry living in a vacant house. I was cold and sick. Then God answered my prayers and now I have a loving home with a caring family and my […]

Karen

NLEC has helped me by giving me a place to stay, a vehicle to drive & saw my leadership ability to put me in charge of the people and houses.  I came to them because I honestly believe that God […]

Linda

New Life Evangelistic has saved me and my children and allowed us to stay together as a family.  When our apartment caught fire we had nowhere to go.  I had to have my youngest kids stay with their dad for […]

Audrey

I was homeless and alone. I was sleeping on the streets of Springfield when Larry Rice and the NLEC Staff saved my life.  He got me off the streets so I would not freeze to death and gave me a […]

Brenda

My mother lost her job and I went to a lot of shelters. Then I came to NLEC and I got closer to God and started praying for people. I love working for NLEC it’s just like the family I […]

Angela

NLEC has helped me by giving me a safe place to live.  I am now able to help other women who are on the streets. It is a great feeling.

Gwen

I have lived on and off the streets for most of my adult life. I decided to join the NLEC Residential Leadership Program after accepting Christ as my Savior at a church in Springfield.  Joining the program means that I […]

Sherri

After a divorce and falling ill, I found myself homeless in Colorado.  I drove to Columbia, MO to be near my daughter, but couldn’t find work there, so I ended up in Springfield, homeless and living in my car.  God […]

Teri-Ann

My wife and I came to the NLEC Veteran’s Coming Home Center without our children because we were homeless and didn’t have a stable environment for them. Since joining the Leadership Training Program, we have not only regained custody of […]

Quentin and Rosemary

When my husband and I joined the Leadership Training Program at the NLEC Veteran’s Coming Home Center, things were not good for us.  We were homeless and broken.  There have been many days where I didn’t want to be here […]

AJ and Alisha

Just one example of the lives that have been saved because of your faithful partnership with New Life Evangelistic Center! You can read more testimonies here. Two and a half years ago my wife Stella and I came to the […]

Levi and Stella

I have grown really close to God through the NLEC training program. I turned my back on God before. I turned to drugs and I used to yell and get angry a lot. Now I am learning patience and how […]

James

My mother never had time for me, so my brothers basically raised me. They were very abusive towards me. When I was eight years old, my mother decided that she did not want me anymore, so she sent me to […]

Sherri

I lost my job in Illinois and came to NLEC where I came to know God. I used to use alcohol and drugs before coming to NLEC. But Thanks be to God I live each day sober and am loving […]

Neil

When God delivered me to NLEC I was a full-blown drug addict that had no end in sight. Since my New and exciting walk with Christ and sobriety my life has been full of exciting things of which first and […]

KODIE

Ever since 2/13/19, life has changed for me in the blink of an eye. My mother passed away and deep depression came over me. People I used to be around didn’t want to have anything to do with me a […]

Christopher

Rev. Rice brought me in off of the streets where I was homeless with no direction for my life. I am now working at helping clear land, cutting trees and brush down so it will grow grass for the cattle […]

Robert

I came to NLEC out of a bad relationship and looking for a better life. Since I have been here in the NLEC training program. I have been able to get closer to God. I now work on the radio […]

ANDRI

After a divorce and falling ill, I found myself homeless in Colorado.  I drove to Columbia, MO to be near my daughter, but couldn’t find work there, so I ended up in Springfield, homeless and living in my car.  God […]

Teri-Ann

My mother lost her job and I went to a lot of shelters. Then I came to NLEC and I got closer to God and started praying for people. I love working for NLEC it’s just like the family I […]

Angela

I came to New Life Evangelistic Center after being in the Teen Challenge program.  I first went to New Bloomfield and then came to work at the NLEC Veteran’s Coming Home Program in Springfield. God has truly moved in my […]

Ryan

I became homeless because of addiction and domestic violence. Because of both, I lost my job.  Since I had no money coming in, I lost my car. At this point, the domestic violence became even worse, so I walked away […]

Peggy

Since finding Jesus I have managed to stay sober from Alcohol for over a year now. I was able to quit smoking cigarettes. I have also taken on Leadership roles and have helped train many new men at the NLEC […]

Jacob

I was guided by the police on a Sunday to go to St. Patrick’s Center and knock on the door and someone would come and help me.  I went there, and knocked on the door but no one came.  As […]

Haley

I was working for the Baptist Church when everything was shut down due to Covid 19. I lost my job and my apartment and became homeless. I went to the New Life Evangelistic Center’s Veterans Coming Center and Ryan told […]

Bob

I was in an abusive relationship with the father of my child.  I felt like I had no direction or anyone to vent to in my life.  After constantly threatening to throw me out on a regular basis, I finally […]

Monique & Theo

My name is Carl Benham. I came to NLEC after losing my job and then my apartment. I then found myself homeless. After joining their leadership program, I was moved to the training center in New Bloomfield, MO. I have […]

Carl

I was on a greyhound bus heading to see my family in Kentucky.  I was supposed to get off in Clarksville, TN but I fell asleep.  Before I knew it, the driver was announcing our arrival to St. Louis, Missouri.  […]

Susan