One Church’s approach to teaching purity

This was submitted by Chuck (See the related Blog Post for more about Chuck and his wife, Patti) who is part of  Calvary Chapel Chino Valley, a church that is serious about helping those who are struggling with lust and because of lust. 

Note:  Recently (June, 2015) I received an update that a new class has started with fifty-two men signing up.  The class has been extended from ten to fifteen weeks covering five additional chapters. 

NEW Man Purity Class Outline—(see further down on this page for a parallel course provided for hurting women called “Under His Wings”). NEW stands for: Now Engaged in Warfare. We meet on Monday nights at 7pm.

The duration of the class is based on scheduling availability and Mens ministry events. In the past 5 years we have gone as many as 15 weeks and as low as 8 weeks. Typical is 12  or 15 weeks. In June after a 1 month break we are planning on starting up again after our Men’s conference the first Sat in June.

Typical agenda: 7:00 – 7:15

Fellowship 7:15 – 7:30

Worship 7:30 – 8:15

The Word (a devotion related to the topic of the week)

Note: During devotion and chapter review leaders will take men out of class and do one on one ministry with brothers to give an opportunity to setup accountability and to provide biblical guidance. 8:15 – 8:30 The chapter review 8:30 – 9:00  Breakup into groups and discuss book chapter questions.  These are lead by ministry leaders Geof as overseer, myself as assistant, 3 additional Men’s ministry leaders who are walking in purity. 9:00 Closing prayer We encourage men to read through the whole book, Overcoming Lust, but have selected 10 chapters for the 10 week session that we are currently doing.  

Week   # Date Chapter Devo Topic

1

INTRODUCTION NEED   FOR OPENESS AND ACCOUNABILTY

2

Chapter   2 UNDERSTANDING   LUST

3

CHAPTER   4 ENTERING   THE WAR AGAINST LUST

4

March   24th CHAPTER   6 WEAPONS   FOR OVER COMING LUST PART 1

5

March   31st CHAPTER    8 MEDITATING   ON SCRIPTURE

6

April 7th CHAPTER   9 VICTORY   OVER LUST

7

April 14th CHAPTER   11 ADULTERY   IN THE HEART

8

April 21st CHAPTER   12 SETTING   CAPTIVES FREE

9

April 28th CHAPTER   15 GEOF A   SLAVE TO RIGHTEOUSNESS

10

May 5th CHAPTER   16 CHUCK THE   RENEWED MIND
Chapter   20 MORE   THAN CONQUERORS

UNDER HIS WINGS   (A parallel class for women) The Class Patti teaches through the Women’s ministry is called  “Under His Wings”.

The ministry is designed for women who are hurting over sexual sin occurring In the lives of men in there lives. Typically, those women who attend UHW have husbands or sons in the NEW Man class but not always.