Rev. John Innes, Director
P.O. Box 158
Marysvale, UT 84750
has been started to fill a need in helping men who have been saved
after having made many poor decisions and wrong choices. Bad habits
are extremely hard to overcome and need to be replaced with good
and wholesome living.
things are passed away, behold all things are become new.”
is our prayer that the atmosphere and a program of character and
skill training will produce many men of Christian stature who
are desirous of serving the Lord with all of their heart.
program's guidelines, rules and boundaries are not meant to inhibit,
but rather to encourage good behavior and proper relationships.
Biblical principles should be the foundation upon which lives
are built. Our main purpose is to glorify God in everything we
do and say.
is not a reformatory but a place for regenerated (saved) individuals
who have a desire to grow in the Lord. We are here to help men
become victorious over past habits and sins. However, this is
only the beginning.
provide 24 hour help and encouragement in spiritual growth
prepare for life through character training
prepare for service in the local church
help men who want to develop their physical skills in a Christian
philosophy is based on our understanding of Scripture and our
doctrinal beliefs which include:
came to save sinners, and once a person is saved they become
a part of the body of Christ. When this occurs, the Church
has the responsibility to teach them “to observe all things”
that Christ has commanded.
Church also has the obligation to “restore” those overtaken
in a fault Gal 6:1 , “receive” the weak Rom 14:1 and “bear
the infirmities of the weak” Rom 15:1.
involves a change in attitude and direction
is a continual and sometimes slow process culminating when
we enter glory.
individuals are saved, we must begin where they are.
delights in using the weak to confound the mighty.
emphasis of our ministry is discipleship, rather than evangelism.
is needed immediately after one is saved
often need to be isolated as much as possible from the sources
of past temptations and failures, and friends.
of the first things a new Christian must do is learn to make
right choices after making a lifetime of wrong choices (decisions).
individuals who are in prison or have been on drugs are followers,
not leaders. They need Christian roll models and mentors.
local church is the agent which God has chosen to carry out
the Great Commission. We therefore are under a local church
and work closely with a church in our community.
local church is God’s focal point for worship, growth and
service. We therefore have our staff and students participate
actively in Marysvale Baptist Church.
desire to prepare the men for loyal service to the Lord, their
pastor and church.
desire the sending church to be active in the life of the
program at CVM includes:
Bible study and Scripture memorization
outings to national parks etc.
is expected to participate in all of the activities
at Marysvale Baptist Church.
mental, physical, social and spiritual skills