TheBLAST Podcast

045.1 – Rehab Ministry for Newbies [PART 1]

June 10, 2019 Season 5 Episode 10
TheBLAST Podcast
045.1 – Rehab Ministry for Newbies [PART 1]
Chapters
00:00:00
Intro - Tragedy in Virginia Beach
00:07:37
FAKE NEWS from the Babylon Bee
00:09:21
Interview with Pastor Ryan Burtch
00:30:04
Musical Interlude - Break Every Chain by The Digital Age
00:32:00
Closing Thoughts - Free Resource Download
TheBLAST Podcast
045.1 – Rehab Ministry for Newbies [PART 1]
Jun 10, 2019 Season 5 Episode 10
TheBLAST Podcast / Pastor Ryan Burtch
Pastor Ryan Burtch joins us for an enlightening conversation on a new drug rehab ministry he pioneered in his church starting in January 2019.
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Show Notes for Episode 45.1

In the opening segment, Dave and I discuss the most recent mass shooting tragedy that occurred here in Virginia Beach. We thank you for the outpouring of support and would encourage you to join us in donating to a relief fund for the surviving family members of the deceased.

Next, Pastor Ryan Burtch joins us for an enlightening conversation on a new drug rehab ministry he pioneered in his church starting in January 2019. We heard incredible testimonies of how God is using this ministry and we can whole-heartedly recommend for you to try one for yourself! Pastor Burtch provided some amazing content for you to kickstart your Drug Rehab ministry. We hope that you will reach into the needy souls of your community through a similar program.

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Narrator:
0:03
On this episode of TheBLAST Podcast, Pastor Adam, Dragoon and Mr. David Smale are blasting across the interwebs, digging deeper and do the practical application of God's word for our lives. Snowflakes beware, we're blasting off on this edition of TheBLAST Podcast.:
Adam Dragoon:
0:41
Hello and welcome to episode 45 of TheBLAST Podcast. This is a podcast where we seek to inspire Christians, disciples, pastors, members of churches everywhere to live for God and to do what God has called us to do. W e are recreating those conversations between fellow workers on those long van trips to men's discipleship and beyond. And we are so glad that you're here with us for episode 45. Uh, this is pastor Adam back with you again. And to my left is sitting, Mr Dave Smale.:
Dave Smale:
1:17
Hello everybody.:
Adam Dragoon:
1:18
And we are so glad that you're here with us tonight. Um, you may notice that we sound a bit different than we did on the last several episodes.:
Dave Smale:
1:27
Yeah.:
Adam Dragoon:
1:28
And there is a very good reason for that.:
Dave Smale:
1:30
Yeah. We, uh, we would like to give a huge, huge shout out and a huge thank you to our patrons who are supporting this podcast through Patreon by your monthly donations. We've been able to purchase some better sound equipment.:
Adam Dragoon:
1:49
Hey, how about that?:
Dave Smale:
1:50
What do you know?:
Adam Dragoon:
1:51
So we wanted to take the time to give a big personal thank you to both of our patrons who have been supporting us for maybe about six months now.:
Dave Smale:
2:02
Yeah.:
Adam Dragoon:
2:02
Which is pretty awesome. And uh, one of them is named John d rents. Uh, I don't know if I've met him before, but I'm assuming that he is, uh, he's, um, a listener from, uh, Arizona audience. Um, so he has been supporting the show for several months and the other is, uh, going to be a guest on our program here in just a few moments. And that is pastor Ryan Burtch, who is pastoring in, uh, in Kansas and doing a great work for God. And so to the two of you who have been, um, donating some time and money over the last five or six months now, uh, it means that we can have an upgrade to our equipment.:
Dave Smale:
2:42
Yeah.:
Adam Dragoon:
2:42
And that is incredible. That's helpful not just for us but also for everyone who tunes into TheBLAST Podcast. And, uh, we just want to take the opportunity to say a big, big thank you to the two patrons that we have and also to encourage everyone listening and we know that there are about, uh, at least 120 people who are listening to the blast on a weekly basis. And so I'm a two out of 120 is a, I think we can do better.:
Dave Smale:
3:12
I think so too.:
Adam Dragoon:
3:14
And I think that if you appreciate the better sound quality of our voices at this time and you can appreciate upgraded equipment, uh, that you could also maybe become a patron. And you can do that by going to our Patreon page. And that is a patreon.com that's spelled https://patreon.com/theblastpodcast:
Adam Dragoon:
3:36
And if you'll do that, you'll see two tiers of giving that you can sign up for. One is, uh, uh, only, uh, three bucks a month. The other would be 10 bucks a month and whatever you decide to do, you can even decide to do $1 a month. And even that would be a big, big help for us. Um, maybe you want to get something out of it. Uh, there's also a way that you can do that and you can get a f a spiffy blast podcast tee shirt. Uh, if you go to our show notes, we'll be including those links that you can go quickly and a order. One of our, uh, amazing blast podcast tee shirts. And you didn't know this, Dave, but, uh, those tee shirts have been certified to keep demons away.:
Dave Smale:
4:14
Is that right?:
Adam Dragoon:
4:15
Yeah. Yeah. You wouldn't know that they actually make you more spiritual just by putting them on.:
Adam Dragoon:
4:20
I thought I noticed a difference when I put mine on. I know I've just felt different immediately, just closer to Jesus. So if you want to experience that as well, go check out the link. Uh, at, uh, our spreadshirt link, a little shop that you can get a blast podcast tee shirt. So, um, yeah, we wanted to just give you a quick update on, uh, our, uh, upgraded equipment and also to say thank you for those of you who've been listening for the last couple of weeks. Our last episode, episode 44, our interview that we did with, uh, pastor Karl Vaters was a very successful episode and in only one week's time, uh, we've had over 60 listens to that part two, and over 70 listens to part one. That's a, that's, that's a pretty big episode for us in only two weeks. And so, uh, that means that you are not only listening to it, but maybe relistening to it and sharing it with friends.:
Adam Dragoon:
5:12
Uh, I don't know about you, Dave, but that, I think that was one of our better episodes with pastor Vaters and, um, and I was really inspired to go, um, get this equipment because I was upset about the bad audio quality that we had in the last episode. So hopefully going forward that won't be, uh, an issue.:
Dave Smale:
5:30
Yeah, I hope so. I was going to say it was one of our better episodes because I wasn't in it, so that was really made it great.:
Adam Dragoon:
5:35
Well you were in the front and the back of the front and back end. Okay. And the other thing that we wanted to mention was something that uh, is important to us locally here in Virginia Beach. You may have heard, uh, that we had a crazy senseless tragedy that took place within the last 24 hours as we are recording this.:
Adam Dragoon:
5:54
There was a, uh, a killer. There was a guy who came disgruntled employee, um, is what I'm assuming and came into our city hall and shot the place up killed, I believe it was 12 people injured several more. And uh, I just want to say thank you. There is there I've been receiving text messages and phone calls, um, all over the place asking to make sure that um, that we are okay. And indeed we are. Um, so I just wanted to say thank you for your prayers and um, for thinking about us. Um, the city of Virginia Beach has definitely been reeling as a result of this. When she say Dave,:
Dave Smale:
6:32
Absolutely.. My goodness, we've, you know, as many mass shootings as have been happening in the last few years, it's, it's surreal.:
Adam Dragoon:
6:43
Still shocking.:
Dave Smale:
6:43
Yeah. It's, it's, it's still shocking and it's surreal when you see that it's your city.:
Adam Dragoon:
6:49
Yeah.:
Dave Smale:
6:49
There's just something about it where it, it hits you in, in a very different way.:
Adam Dragoon:
6:54
Yeah. And literally it was only a 15 minute drive away from our house and, um, just, um, just what a crazy world. It makes me long for the day that Jesus comes back and we can live in peace, you know? Yeah. And, um, so anyway, uh, thank you for thinking of us and uh, as soon as we get back from this first break, we're going to hear from Pastor Ryan Birch and a, you're going to hear the topic of the discussion tonight. So we thank you for being here and we'll be right back with TheBLAST Podcast,.:
Babylon Bee:
7:48
This week from the Babylon Bee: Nation Approves Plan To Push Hollywood Into Pacific Ocean. WASHINGTON, D.C.—A new law passed by Congress and signed into law by President Trump Thursday approves a plan to push Hollywood into the Pacific Ocean, sources in Washington are reporting. The new law calls for federal officials to build or acquire a giant hand saw and make a rough incision along the outside of the central district of Los Angeles, leaving a large enough buffer so as to be sure that none of Hollywood would remain, allowing the scandal-ridden Tinseltown and its occupants to simply drift out to sea. The plan comes amidst a continuous string of sexual scandals and horrific crimes that have come to light, perpetrated by some of the biggest Hollywood stars. “For the well-being of all Americans, we’re just gonna hack it off,” Trump said at the bill’s signing. “It’s one of those cases like in the movies where you’ve got a really infected leg or arm and you’ve just gotta take action or else it’s gonna spread. It’s not good. It’s sad. But it’s gotta be done.” “Yeah, sure, we’re gonna lose some of the other parts of L.A., and Santa Monica is toast, but that’s just collateral damage. It’s a fair deal,” he added. The move was applauded by the majority of the nation, though some celebrities in New York voiced concern about the safety of their own city.:
Dave Smale:
9:17
All right, we're back with the blast podcast and we have a very special guest with us. We have Pastor Ryan Burtch, who is pastoring in the city of Pittsburgh, Kansas. Did I get that right Pastor?:
Ryan Burtch:
9:28
Pittsburgh, Kansas.:
Adam Dragoon:
9:31
Yes. And we're so glad that you're with us. Pastor Burtch and you have been, uh, one of our few longtime listeners all going all the way back to the beginning of TheBLAST Podcast. So we appreciate your, uh, your commitment to listening to our, uh, crazy rantings. Thank you very much.:
Ryan Burtch:
9:51
Even, uh, even became a Patreon subscriber.:
Adam Dragoon:
9:54
Oh yeah, that's funny. We just mentioned that. So, uh, you, you can't notice this because we have you on Skype right now, but when you hear the episode, when it comes out later, you're going to notice that our voices sound a lot different because we just upgraded our microphones and it's all because of you and our one other patrons. So thank you again. Oh, no problem. Glad we can help. And so maybe maybe speak to our other regular 120 listeners weekly and tell them why it's such an awesome thing to, uh, to be a patron of TheBLAST Podcast,.:
Ryan Burtch:
10:30
Yeah, I mean, it's helpful to ministry. It's, it's helpful to the body of Christ. Everything you guys do is much needed and, uh, it's only three bucks a month.:
Adam Dragoon:
10:41
Kind of a no brainer. Um, hey, I want it to get a, so any feedback that you might have from our last episode with pastor Karl Vaters, we, we, I did get quite a lot of good feedback from, uh, from other listeners. But, um, how did you feel about that interview that we did?:
Ryan Burtch:
11:02
That was that excellent. One of the best interviews, one of the best podcasts you've ever done. It was so, so helpful and encouraging to my soul.:
Adam Dragoon:
11:12
Yeah. Well that's, that's why I wanted to bring him on man, cause I was just encouraged by, you know, reading his articles and, uh, so anyway, I, I hope that, uh, a lot of people where we're encouraged by that as well. So a pastor, Ryan, would you, uh, uh, for those who don't know you, would you just give yourself a little introduction and tell us how things are going there in Pittsburgh?:
Ryan Burtch:
11:35
Yeah, sure. Uh, so I'm Ryan Burtch. I've been pastoring The Door Christian Church in Pittsburgh, Kansas for going on four years now. Um, my wife and I were discipled and saved in Indianapolis, Indiana. I was born, raised there, my wife been there since she was seven. And so, yeah, we're having the time of our lives. We're in Pittsburgh now and uh, people are just getting saved a lot left and right. Um, we're seeing, starting to see some traction, good traction in our ministry. Uh, the first couple of years we were here, we're just trying to figure out what does it mean to be a pastor? What does that look like? Just the trying to figure stuff out. We're still trying to figure stuff out, but, uh, we, I assume we have a little bit better handle on things. And, uh, now we're starting to get real integrated into our community, which is very small, 20,000 people. And, um, but yeah, we, we love it. And, uh, we're, we're planning on being here and, and just trying to love on these people and do a work for God. And, uh, yeah, that's, that's about it.:
Adam Dragoon:
12:51
All right. So the reason that we are bringing you on today is because of a new ministry that you told me about that you started up in your church, uh, beginning with the first of the year and something that we have also considered doing here in our church in Virginia Beach. A ministry that has seen amazing success in some of our other churches around the world. If I'm not mistaken, I've, I've heard that this kind of got started in our churches in Russia. Pastor Sergei Golubev in Vologda. Uh, I've heard that, that, uh, he was one of the first that started doing this working with drug addicts and people off the street and seeing Rehab. And uh, and so anyway, it's been a building, um, momentum. And I've also heard that, uh, the Prescott church started this up. So I really wanted to hear from someone who's actually doing it and so that I can get some good ideas about starting it up here in our church, in our city. So a pastor Ryan, tell us, tell us all about this, recovery drug Rehab Ministry that you've got going on.:
Ryan Burtch:
13:56
Yeah, so, um, we have a recovery ministry called deliverance outreach and recovery. Um, we run it on Thursday nights and the whole basic idea is to reach out to drug addicts and people with substance abuse problems or alcoholism, just life controlling issues. And, um, we just basically just preach the gospel at him. That's the same thing that it is, but we focus it on addiction. Um, and specifically on getting delivered. And so that's.. If you ever talked to anyone who's in recovery work, so people who might work for like mental health or stuff like that, the whole concept of getting free or delivered is so foreign. They don't know what, it doesn't exist to them. There's, there's this mantra, this idea that once an addict, you're always an addict.:
Dave Smale:
14:52
Yep. Heard that one before.:
Ryan Burtch:
14:54
Yeah. So that's common or they s or there's the whole disease model and for disease and blah, blah, blah. And you know, all of this stuff is what they, what the world teaches. But we don't, we don't believe that at least I don't. And we don't teach that. And so how I got into this was I just became friends with a lot of drug addicts. I would go to, um, houses, they call them trap houses, where you, where people go and use drugs and shoot up and, and smoke meth. And I mean, just craziness. And so I spent time with them. I talked to them, I visited them. I mean I go to their house, I don't know if everyone should do this, but I go over it like 10 at night because that's when the action is happening. Um, so, uh, yeah, I got to be friends with them. And then I started realizing like there's this kind of need in our city where you have a lot of these people on drugs and I have never met one person in all of the 20,000 people who's ever gotten clean.:
Ryan Burtch:
15:58
And so, um, it's a, it's a cycle. Are, I talked to the chief of police here, he said like 85% of crime or 90% of crime is directly related to meth. So, um, it's, it's, it's becoming a real problem, at least in our city. And so now it's magnified because of the population is so small. It exists in every city. But when you have a smaller population, you can see it because I had walked down the road and I can see these folks look them in the eye and I know them and I give them rides. And you know what I mean? You have relationships with these people. Um, so I, I sort of wanted to help them and then I just started praying and trying to ask for some direction. And so I didn't know what to do. So I just called around.:
Ryan Burtch:
16:43
I just called everybody I could find. I called Pastor Golubev in Russia.:
Adam Dragoon:
16:46
Oh, you did talk to him?:
Ryan Burtch:
16:48
Yeah, I emailed him and then I called him and then, uh, we got, he, he told me some what they did and gave me some advice. I talked to a, per his recommendation, I talked to teen challenge and I went to, visited a teen challenge Rehab in Neosho, which is about an hour away from me. Um, I visited another rehab in Joplin, which is about 45 minutes from me. Uh, I visited two or three other recovery meetings in my, in my area. So the other meetings that maybe at churches or other facilities or whatever to try to, just to try to get a well-rounded understanding of what is this that I'm dealing with. Cause I never did hard drugs. I, you know, I just, I had a bad alcohol problem and I used to drink and party a lot and smoke weed and you know, that kind of stuff.:
Ryan Burtch:
17:37
But when it comes to meth or heroin or, or these kinds of things like this and totally another, it's a totally different, uh, a scene. So I tried to get some understanding and some spiritual understanding and then I kind of, after a lot of prayer and fasting and stuff, I'd put this meeting together and I just basically crafted it to where other meetings were good, but they may have been lacking something like an altar call or they may have been lacking, like, um, the whole concept of deliverance. Like they may not even teach that or getting filled with the Holy Spirit. So all of those things were, I didn't see that happening in the meetings or the only one who really does that is teen challenge, at least around me. Um, but we can't get into, I mean, that's, you're talking a long, long process to get into teen challenge, to start anything close to that.:
Ryan Burtch:
18:32
I mean it's, it's hard because it's, you're talking to a 12 month program that, I mean, live-in facility. I mean, that's my ultimate goal. Maybe I would say longterm vision, hopefully. But the recovery meeting was what teen challenge recommended. He said start some sort of meeting and that's low hanging fruit. And even that took me like six months. I mean, so whoever is going to get into this, uh, definitely wants to be committed. But I would say, um, I don't know that, that that's, you gotta be committed. And I would say, well, you got to start by just building some relationships with some, with some addicts and, and getting to understand where they're at. Don't try to change them, you know, don't, don't try to, uh, lecture them into, into getting clean. Uh, everybody does that to just be there for them, love them and give them hope.:
Ryan Burtch:
19:26
Tell them that they, you know, you can, you can change. And I use my own testimony so much, um, because that puts me at their level and it's basically the same stuff that you might do with anyone. Um, [inaudible] right.:
Dave Smale:
19:41
Just like on outreach.:
Ryan Burtch:
19:43
Yeah, just the same thing, but it's so it's so hyperinflated because of just the dynamics of, of this, these kinds of individuals. But so through all that God has been helping us and we're seeing some tremendous things. I have one couple who's been clean off of meth since January, which is when we started this meeting. Um,:
Dave Smale:
20:08
wow.:
Ryan Burtch:
20:09
Another guy came in, uh, in March and he had about alcohol problem and, and uh, they, he got clean off, alcohol got saved. Um, another guy came in, uh, actually a drug counselor in one of our health clinics has all of our cards and they recommend us.:
Adam Dragoon:
20:28
Wow.:
Ryan Burtch:
20:29
It goes to our church sometimes. So he loves what we're doing. He loves our vision. And so he just, he has all these clients and so he says, go to this meeting. And so we get constant, uh, people from that.:
Adam Dragoon:
20:41
How has it affected the church? Have you had people coming in, uh, to your services in addition to the meetings and how has the church responded? If so?:
Ryan Burtch:
20:52
Yes. Yes and yes. Uh, one couple who's been clean off meth for like four months. Um, they got clean and they started coming to everything. I'm talking four or five times a week. I see them, uh, just solid. They're addicted to Jesus. And in fact, that girl who, this one girl, she's the first one who got delivered, she got delivered, then her boyfriend got delivered. Then she brought her brother who used to be an alcoholic. Then she brought her sister. Then she brought her niece and her nephew and her friend. And I mean you're talking this one key girl, uh, who is not a girl, she's like 37, but you know, she, she's, she's been instrumental in bringing like seven, eight, nine people to our church and they come throughout the week.:
Dave Smale:
21:41
Wow. So like the woman at the well, yeah.:
Ryan Burtch:
21:45
Yeah. Just, just delivered. And the way that she got delivered was a powerful thing before I even started the meeting. That was cool because she, she came into our church, um, how I know this girl is, we used to have, we used to host a homeless shelter during the winter time when it got like subzero temperatures because our city doesn't have a homeless shelter, but all the homeless people are drug addicts. So it was really cool for me because I got to talk to drug addicts all the time when we did this homeless shelter. So that's how I, that's how I met the girl originally. And she came to church one time in January during a, I think it was during the fellowship fast actually. She said, pastor, I'm done. I want, I want out. I want out of this stuff. She's an iv drug user means she uses needles and all that. And uh, she said, I'm done. And so I said, okay, are you sure? Are you sure you're sure you're done? Because, you know, once we, once we, we're not going backwards if you're really done. And so she said, I'm done. So called up my wife and my daughter. They came to the church, we prayed over this girl. She's just weeping, weeping incredibly for like 10, 15 minutes. And from that point on she never did dope again.:
Dave Smale:
23:00
Wow. Wow. No, no, no. This, this, this homeless shelter. Do you, where do you, where do you actually host? Well, where do you host the meetings? First of all?:
Ryan Burtch:
23:12
Well, the meetings are hosted in our church on Thursday nights. We would, we would start them out there and just, just kinda like a church service, but just informal, like nobody dresses up. There's not a big song service. Um, and uh, the homeless shelter thing, just to answer that, we don't do it anymore, but we, we did it in our sanctuary. We would just let them stay overnight. We had volunteers run it.:
Dave Smale:
23:36
Wow.:
Ryan Burtch:
23:36
Um, and so, but that didn't work out too well because somebody's got violent and broke some stuff. And so, you know, when you're dealing with, when you're, when you're messing with fire, you're going to get burned. And this is, this is some violent stuff. Ironically, the guy who broke all this stuff is now the boyfriend of the girl who I was just talking about and they, they're the, they've been cleaned off meth for four months. So that's kind of cool. What God did, you know, he just brought it all full circle, but we had to cancel the homeless shelter. So I don't know that I'd recommend doing that, but, um, the meeting has been very fruitful because if you, if you can advertise it right, if you can, um, let the community or the area that you're around gain confidence in you, it's like just, just make it look like you know what you're doing and uh, and uh, and know what you're doing, you know, do the research and, and, and really study up. I had, um, teen challenge gave me the curriculum that they use in their, their, uh, live in facilities, right? Basically the Bible study they use, oh, I went through that. I took a class in eight week class online that was, ran through them to learn, you know, kind of how to run this quote Bible study, just to get some, some understanding.:
Ryan Burtch:
24:56
And then I took all the Bible Studies, which are 12 step. It's a 12 step program, but it's basically just 12 Bible Studies and very, very gospel based. Very, very, uh, exactly like what you'd probably hear preached in our fellowship. And I just wrote 12 sermons. I wrote 12 sermons based on that Bible study. And I preach them, I stand up in front of the church and I preach them. And then I leave a couple of spots for people to ask questions or interject or share whatever in the middle of it. Um, and then, and then I close with a altar call and then we pray for people to get delivered. And we've sometimes pray for people to get filled with the Holy Spirit. Okay,:
Adam Dragoon:
25:35
Man, man, that's awesome. So what I like about that model is that you don't have to have a whole lot to get it started. I mean, I think it is worthy of your attention. It's worthy of your investment to, you know, to do what you did to go through a curriculum and a, and to take the class. And so that at least you know what you're dealing with and what you're talking about. But, uh, you know, I could see, I could see a bunch of small churches being able to start that up almost right away. You know, it, you don't have to have a whole lot of resources. You've already got a church building, most likely. So I mean, you can, this is not something that is focused just on a large church. Even small churches could do this very effectively. Wouldn't you say?:
Ryan Burtch:
26:22
We have 30 people on that? We could do it. Anybody can do it. The only reason I went through all that is because I felt like I needed to crawl before I walked by. That being said, I've already sent this, this, um, I kind of put a package together and I've already sent it to two other pastors in our fellowship who were interested in doing it so. I say that to say that the really the heavy lifting's been done. All you have to do really is rework the sermons to your own the way you would preach them. I guess. Maybe. Um, there's, I have all the branding, all the logos, all the brochures, website, Facebook, Instagram, all this stuff that you would need to, to get something together. Uh, you need business cards, you need some brochures, but, but all that's done and so you just have to really execute it and put it into place and then go round up some drug addicts.:
Adam Dragoon:
27:15
Yeah. Yeah. Um, I'm wondering, you know, I'm sure that every city has of you, you know, and, uh, we, we know that it's a huge problem in the United States. We know that, especially like prescription medicine and opioid problem, but I think, you know, you scratch underneath, you scratch the surface of any city in America, you're going to find some people who not only are having a problem with addiction but have a desire to get out of it at the same time.:
Ryan Burtch:
27:46
Yeah. That's the key. I've, I've been doing this for about three years, trying to work with drug addicts. And um, for the first couple of years it was hard because, I mean, you work with them, they come, they get saved, they cry, they, weep, etc. And then they go right back. And that was so difficult to, to, to, I almost gave up on it actually, to be honest, I almost gave up on the, I said, you know what, let me, maybe this isn't God, maybe I should just go after nuclear families or whatever. I don't know. Um, and but Pastor Golubev called me after I had already talked to him. He called me a few months later and he just wanted to encourage me, I guess he must've been praying for me or something and wow. He just wanted to just let me see where I was at with things and, and I kind of shared with him my heart and things I was going through just in my mind and the heartbreaks and he said, yeah, but God's on your side, brother. And that, those simple words set me on a course to, to really go head first into this thing. Um, and so I started back in, that would have been sometime November last year. And from November I just, I said, you know, I'll just do it. I'll work my butt off and I'll get it done. So then I can be ready for January. So then I can hit the, uh, New Year's resolutions crowd. And, uh, yeah. Yeah. That's, that's what happened. And God, God's honored it. It's really all the same stuff that maybe you probably preach. Um, probably the same principles. It's just like real focused and targeted on people with substance abuse issues.:
Dave Smale:
29:20
Wow.:
Adam Dragoon:
29:22
So I wonder if you would be willing, um, you've already shared with me a recording of one of your meetings that you did in the last week. Um, I wonder, I'm asking you now as we're recording this, but I wonder if you'd be willing to, uh, to take that and, and we can post on our podcast page as well as maybe some links that can get pastors started and people are not even Pastors. I mean, you can just be a disciple in the church and if you got a heart to do something like this, you feel God's calling on that. You know, why don't, why don't you just get the materials in and get it started, you know? And, uh, we, we can make it available to anyone who's listening to this podcast.:
The Digital Age:
30:06
There is power in the name of Jesus There is power in the name of Jesus There is power in the name of Jesus To break every chain Break every chain Break every chain You're the all-sufficient sacrifice So freely given such a price Bought our redemption Heaven's gates swing wide There is power in the name of Jesus There is power in the name of Jesus There is power in the name of Jesus To break every chain Break every chain Break every chain To break every chain Break every chain Break every chain There's an army rising up There's an army rising up There's an army rising up To break every chain Break every chain Break every chain There is power in the name of Jesus There is power in the name of Jesus There is power in the name of Jesus To break every chain Break every chain Break every chain To break every chain Break every chain Break every chain:
Adam Dragoon:
31:57
So if you've heard something that you want to get started in your church, then we're going to give you that opportunity tonight and uh, uh, we want to let you know what we're prepared to help you with. So check this out. Uh, when we post this podcast, we're going to have a, we're going to have some content available for you to download. We're gonna have a, we're going to have some design elements, some logos. We're going to have the recording that he made of his most recent, uh, meeting last Thursday and we're also going to provide the first of those 11 sermon outlines that he mentioned that he made. And, uh, if that is something that you feel is helpful to you, then we're to make the rest of those 11, that the 10 out of the 11. Uh, we're going to make those available to new patrons of TheBLAST Podcast. So if you want to get the rest of those 10 sermon outlines what we're going to ask you to do is just become a $3 a month patron. And if you do that then we're going to send you that premium content and we hope that you can use it. What a great way to not only support TheBLAST Podcast, but to get an awesome new drug recovery ministry started. And uh, so we'll have all the links available in our show notes. Please go and check them out and we want to say thank you again for listening to TheBLAST Podcast. Uh, we are here on episode 45 and uh, we hope that you are blessed. We hope that you are making a difference making impact in your city for the Kingdom of God. So thanks for listening and we will see you next time on TheBLAST Podcast.:
Narrator:
33:30
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