New Heart Foundation exists to resource local church leaders for their intentional ministry to the broken and hurting

The promise of the Father is bold, proactive, and nothing less than supernatural: “I will give you a new heart with new and right desires, and I will put a new spirit in you” (Ezekiel 36:26 TLB).

Addicts are the twenty-first century’s most significant American Mission Field, numbering in the millions! 

They have burned bridges to their families and are isolated, angry, wounded, and broken. 

Many have lost their jobs, marriages, and hope and are too often the victims of sexual, physical, and emotional abuse. 

They Desperately Need Hope and Healing.

Partners in the Realization of a Vision

We are not alone.  Tucked inside churches and ministries across the Puget Sound Region are pastors and ministry leaders with like vision, passion, and a call of God to the broken and hurting. It is those very pastors and ministry leaders with whom we desire to partner.

If you will afford us the opportunity, we would like to walk alongside you in discovering and realizing your ministry to the broken and hurting.

While timeless truths and ageless principles of ministry apply in any context, we are committed to the simple truth: Jesus has gifted and called you and your church to give birth to a unique, highly personalized ministry to the broken and hurting. He has entrusted you.

We want to help you.  We can’t and won’t interfere with your faith dependence on God, your reliance on Him to release all that is needed in you and through you.  We want to partner with you.  Nothing more.

Testimony of a Senior Pastor

“I’ve been a pastor in the Seattle area just like you, serving the family of God as a shepherd of a whole congregation.  When I got here 25 years ago, I think the general assumption was that since we lived in a suburban part of the Greater Seattle area, that really didn’t have a broken and hurting population in the congregation.  I think that was rather naïve on all of our parts. We just needed to recognize that and be willing to go outside of ourselves to establish ministries like New Heart Healing and Recovery on Monday nights, where right now, 75 to 100 people show up every Monday night.  Many of them are not even attending church yet but know there is a place here where they are loved, a place where they can be encouraged, and a place where they can hear the delivering message of Jesus Christ.”

 Dr. Alec Rowlands

Senior Pastor | Westgate Chapel

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May We Have a Brief Conversation Together?

What if there really is a way to begin effectively reaching and discipling addicts and alcoholics and their families? What if there is a ministry that you could own that would offer healing and wholeness to the abused and broken that occupy your pews on Sunday morning?

What if? Wouldn’t it be worth a conversation and subsequent confirmation from the Father to assess such a ministry for your church?

Contact me.  I’ll come to your office and take you to coffee or lunch—your call. We can talk.

Shane Dougherty

Associate Director | New Heart Foundation

(425) 775-2776 x1011


New Heart Foundation

Philadelphia Church

Hope Christian Church

Park Ridge Community

‘But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,’ declares the Lord.”

Jeremiah 30:17

“‘I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners, creating praise on their lips. Peace, peace, to those far and near,’ says the Lord, ‘And I will heal them.'”

Isaiah 57:18-19

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”

Psalm 147:3

“He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; by his (Jesus) wounds you have been healed.

1 Peter 2:24

“Heal me, Lord, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.”

Jeremiah 17:14

“Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.

Psalm 30:2

“I will give you a new heart-I will give you new and right desires-and put a new spirit within you

Ezekiel 36:26