God intends for us to grow to be more and more like Jesus, but unfortunately, some of us are stagnant and feel stuck. We may have self-destructive behaviors in our lives that, regardless of how hard we try, we just can’t break free from.  They undermine our relationships with our families, friends, and God.  But despite the damage they cause, we are so trapped by them that we can often end up resigning ourselves to just living with an unending cycle of guilt and shame.

These behaviors are usually symptoms of deeper issues, and they primarily do one thing – they help us cope with those issues by pushing unwanted thoughts, feelings and memories temporarily out of our conscious awareness.  

The Genesis Process is a successful faith-based addictive disorder relapse prevention program which helps to break those unhealthy cycles and bring about life-change. 

The process has three goals:

  • To help you identify and understand your own self-destructive behavior

  • To teach you what is required to produce lasting change through biblical recovery

  • To help anyone willing to change to be able to change

At NFC there are two ways to participate in the Genesis Process:


Genesis Change Groups are confidential, grace-based, gender-specific groups designed to give those struggling with self-destructive behaviors the knowledge, tools and relationships needed to experience healing and freedom.

Change Groups are for anyone that wants to be free from the self-destructive behavior they are trapped in.  Examples would include: 

  • Excessive use of online media & gaming

  • Internet pornography

  • Excessive alcohol consumption

  • Food abuse (especially binge eating)

  • Workaholism

  • Co-dependent behaviors (i.e. making someone else responsible for your emotional well-being)

  • Uncontrolled/inappropriate anger

  • Anxiety

  • Emotional abuse

Change Groups follow a structured curriculum over 12-15 weeks


One-on-one mentoring is available for those who may need a more individualized approach. Sessions are usually held weekly or bi-weekly and last approximately 90 minutes.