Resources for Family Wellness
A Covenant is simply an agreement among friends to get one thing done well
Free and private, with specific times, goals, results and feedback
Frequently Asked Questions
No. The only investment you need to make is your time.
There isn't one. The sole purpose of New Hope Covenants is to provide a free, private,
simple, and proven self-help service tool to help individuals achieve their goals.
Yes it does. Success stories can be read here.
No. A Mentor is not an absolute necessity, but they can be very helpful. In some
instances, however, it is highly recommended that you have one. Details about
the role of a Mentor can be read here.
Yes. Like anything else, two heads are better than one. When trying to achieve a goal it
is essential that you have someone you trust to act as your accountability person.
Details about the role of a Sponsor can be read here.
Covenants available here in pdf. Visit
the Adobe website to
get Acrobat Reader if you don't already have it; it allows you to view pdf's.
If you prefer a copy of the Covenant in a different format, please contact us via:
- Email firstname.lastname@example.org
- Fax 905-985-5307
- Phone 905-985-7118.
Your privacy will be honoured.
Each goal category was proposed and reviewed by credentialed experts in that specific
topic field. Click here to view a list of our Advisors
and their credentials.
A Covenant helps you focus on a single goal and also helps you get the support needed to
achieve that goal. Moreover, with a Covenant you have a written agreement between
yourself, your Sponsor, and your Mentor, which gives you a concrete and tangible
pledge to yourself and others, one of the first steps toward achieving your goal. Studies
have proven that a written agreement tends to lead a person towards a clear gain.
A Covenant works because it gets you to step back and focus on one specific goal at a time. Its
principle is simplicity....achieve a single goal successfully rather than trying to solve
all your problems at once.
For complete, detailed, step-by-step instructions, please visit the
How Do I Do It? page.
Most definitely. A Covenant is a confidential agreement between you, your Sponsor, and your Mentor.
If we haven't been able to answer your questions here, you can email us at
email@example.com, fax us at 905-985-5307, or
phone us at 905-985-7118. Your privacy will be honoured.
A Covenant is a written agreement, or promise, between yourself, your Sponsor, and your Mentor on the
achievement of a specific goal within an agreed period of time. It is the physical
tool to help you achieve your goal.
You need to first identify what problem you want to solve. Sometimes that can be difficult
to determine. We provide a list of "common" goals on the website; review these to help. Here you may
find your specific goal, or our list may lead you to develop your own personalized goal. Either way, the key is to
select only one, the one goal you feel is most important to you at that time. If you have several
goals you would like to achieve, select one to start and once that goal has been successfully achieved,
you can select another. Note, the most important thing is to work on only one goal at a time.
Part of the reason that we often fail to achieve goals we set for ourselves is that we tend to be vague
about when we want them achieved. Setting a specific target date allows you to focus on what you
need to do to succeed and provides you with checkpoints along the way.
In order to achieve any goal, there must be some accountability. Your Sponsor helps you in
this area by being your accountability person and checking regularly with him or her can
help you stay on track.
This is always a very personal choice and will relate directly to the goal you wish to
achieve. The most important considerations are trust and faith. The person you choose
must have the ability to keep your confidences, and the ability to guide you and keep
you focused on the path to achieving your goal.
This depends on the individual goal, and should be decided by both you and your Sponsor. Depending
what your goal is, you and your Sponsor may need to consider looking for a professional Mentor,
experienced in that field, or simply another individual with experience in that area that both you
and your Sponsor can trust and have faith in. In short, it really should be someone that has
experience in the particular details of your goal.
When it comes to trying to achieve goals that can resolve problems, a person is far more successful
when working towards only one goal at a time.
We try to list as many goals as possible, and have put together some "common" goals.
If your goal is not listed, and you identify a different personalized goal - use it!
If you need help identifying your goal, ask your Sponsor to help.
Yes! Completing the document is a concrete promise to yourself to achieve your specific
goal within a specified time. Everyone operates better when we know when and what our
The New Hope Covenants service is sponsored by The Markham Institute. New Hope
Covenants was created to provide a range of authoritative, personal life choices that can lead
people to goal decisions with the private help of others. Covenants were first started
and adopted at St. James ELCA Lutheran Church in Atlanta, Georgia.
The Markham Institute for Human Services, Revenue Canada Charity Number 888045440 RR 0001, is
a charitable organization that relies on donations.
Donations can be made either by cheque or through PayPal. For information
on how to make a donation visit our Donation page.
Congratulations! Now is the time to select your next goal.
You can also share your success story with us, if you wish, but certainly share
it with others who are experiencing troubles achieving their goals. You don't need to
give specifics, only that a New Hope Covenant is an excellent tool that
works - for FREE.
A Community Partner is simply a group/organization that is involved with you and your specific goal.
This is not a necessary requirement of your process but is listed, like a Mentor is, if one is involved.