Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,  and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age."
We have been doing the Central Texas Treatment Center (CTTC) Sunday service and Wednesday night Bible study for over 20 years!
We are allowed in at CTTC because, there is a 1 1/2 hour free time slot on Sunday morning and also Wednesday evening. In order to keep the separation of Church and State at a State of Texas government sponsored facility we just happen to be here at this time. Residents are free to choose this activity (their only free time all week) and use it as they want to.
We use Christian Rock and Roll which fits the vast majority of those who are incarcerated here. It is loud enough to make people get out of their rooms and come down ("…how will they know unless they hear?").
WE NEVER PLAN ANYTHING - which drives some people crazy!
Every week we have a testimony from those of us who have overcome this addction part of our lives and a "short sermonette" that NEVER takes away from the 12 step program or the methodology used by the gifted counselors at this facility. This is the highest rated recovery program in the entire USA!
Worship is the last thing we leave them with for an entire week and we want that to be worshipping Jesus! If you start coming to CTTC you will hear how they sang the last songs we sang ALL WEEK in the hallways etc. Before we taught them to worship, the recovery rate was below 25% at CTTC. After we rearranged our service to have more time to worship - it TRIPLED!!!!
If we have heard from the Holy Spirit and have done HIS worship service, 99% of the time all of this will flow together. If we have not, that too will be evident. Although we plan nothing we have a skeleton that allows us to accomplish all that we need to do and NOT get in God's way.
Every Wednesday night a different team of ours comes and does a Bible Study for those who want to attend. Many times a former resident comes and speaks to them. This is an awesome time to go deeper.
Finally, we have been here now for over 20 years. Initially there were 5 churches who did this ministry. Now there is only us. We have survived, seen thousands of people come to the Lord, had our socks blessed off, seen miracles and watched God do weekly what we could not have accomplished in our entire lifetime. We have survived because we have adhered to the rules, respected our audience, allotted the time necessary to accomplish what God wanted to do in each segment of our service and stayed out of HIS way. Help us to continue this awesome ministry.
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