After starting as a Dallas, Texas, based prison ministry, NLBI has evolved into a comprehensive service ministry reaching out to people of all walks of life around the world. In August 1984, Dr. H. M. Motsinger, an educator and counselor, accepted the call to write a curriculum that would assist prison inmates to change their attitudes and actions. After four years of writing and teaching inmates, Head Chaplain Emmett Solomon asked Dr. Motsinger to quit teaching the inmates and transition into training other men and women to teach the curriculum. By this time, the term “New Life Behavior” had been given to the ministry.
After more than 32 years of continuous use, the NLBI curriculum and Responsive Teaching Model have a successful track record of helping people of all ages in many culture around the world to change behavior, leading to people becoming Christians and churches being started.