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First Stone Ministries Effectiveness Survey Report

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Freedom Realized Report 8_5x11The Complete FSM Effectiveness Survey Report, with all the additional charts, graphs and the other 95% of the additional comments, is finished. The COMPLETE FSM Effectiveness Survey is now released as an eBook and PDF. The soft cover will be available next week.  Order the eBook and PDF now on the First Stone Ministries Market. This Full Report has also been released at Redemption Press, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.

Please note: This full survey report is only published in eBook (Mobi & EPub), and in PDF and are available now.  The softcover will be available soon.

The Complete First Stone Ministries (FSM) Survey Report was part of the Freedom Realized book, by Stephen Black. A passionate and convicting book that gives clear evidence that people, in fact, find lasting freedom from homosexuality and freedom from a life defined by "gay" identity fallacies. The FSM Effectiveness Survey was started because of false claims being made by Alan Chambers and other gay activists that no one really finds freedom from homosexuality. Stephen Black was the Chairman of the Ministry Council of Exodus International in 2012 which subsequently failed and closed up because it denied its own mission and purpose to bring full healing and restoration to those seeking a sexual identity defined by Christ alone. It was during this time Alan Chambers, President of Exodus International began abandoning the Exodus International mission. Chambers started communicating an ambiguous and deceptive message that no one's same-sex attractions change, and thus leaving people condemned to live a life defined by a gay identity. This was a dark time as Chambers completely contradicted the message of true hope in the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Chambers’ proclamations repeated daily by gay activists, compelled Black to see that the true banner of hope was being raised elsewhere by then, the 36-year-old ministry of First Stone Ministries and by other ministries that later joined the Restored Hope Network.

The banner of hope was to give the Church and our nation the truth about change. Polled over a period of 13 months, respondents to The First Stone Ministries Effectiveness Survey from a 25-year period of ministry (1990-2015), provided evidence that First Stone has indeed produced the healing available through the Gospel of Jesus Christ. The results are, in fact, amazing! The survey revealed the exact opposite to Chambers' and his gay advocates' false proclamations. The truth is, many people have found lasting freedom!

Here are of the brief facts from The Complete FSM Effectiveness Survey Report from the participants surveyed: 

  • 80% enjoyed receiving pastoral care and support group ministry with over 700 positive comments of amazing testimonies of change.

  • 89% who participated with FSM sought help for themselves in overcoming same-sex attraction and 81% participated for at least one or more years.

  • 95% of ALL who came to FSM consider themselves Christians.

  • 92% of those who came to FSM to receive ministry for themselves AND who participated for at least one year, declared themselves to be devoted Christians after receiving ministry help.

  • 66% - 88% of survey respondents who participated in support groups believed that it was very helpful to their spiritual growth (percentage variable because of different types of groups).

  • 75% of those who sought help said that support groups were either excellent or good.

  • 88% of participants with FSM, over 25 years of support group ministry, reported finding lasting freedom.

  • 62% of those who had received at least one year of ministry, considered themselves struggling with same-sex attraction or homosexually addictive. However, 84% of this group did not consider themselves gay after receiving ministry.

  • 88% of those who sought help said that individual ministry / pastoral care discipleship session were either excellent or good.

  • 55% of those who came to FSM over the past 25 years surveyed were sexually abused, and the majority were sexually abused multiple times.

  • 61% of those sexually molested struggled with same-sex attractions and actually considered themselves homosexual.

  • 62% of those who struggled with same-sex attractions or sexual confusion continued to struggle at varying levels. However, of all who completed the survey, only 12% consider themselves gay or homosexual.

  • 88% do not believe it is acceptable to God to behave in homosexual acts.


The final two questions of the survey asked respondents to scale themselves on the state of the mind before and after coming to FSM for at least one year of ministry.

  • Before coming to FSM, 92%-88% were sexually broken, considered themselves sexually addicted or little progress.*
  • After receiving ministry services and leaving FSM, (most receiving a few years of ministry help) 72%-73% considered themselves free from sexual sin and brokenness.*
    * - percentage points from parts 1 & 2 of each question – see survey questions 27 & 28.

Facts About the Creation of the Survey

Originally, we started with over 1200 intact client folders. Unfortunately, we were only able to contact 500 clients over the 25 years of the ministry survey 1989-2015. At the close of the survey, 185 people completed.  We hoped for 200 of the 500 contacts, but grateful for the 185.

There is so much more to read in this complete report with hundreds of comments from participants experiences at FSM. This report conclusively reveals people find lasting freedom from homosexuality, same-sex attractions, and that people are living full lives free from labels.