MINISTRIES

Delivering the Message of The Good News Incarcerated Communities

Prison Ministry

CLPRM holds weekly church services inside Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility—a maximum-security men’s prison in Philadelphia—every Tuesday evening and every other Wednesday evening.

Also Chester County State Prison (PA), Fort Dix Federal Institution, Camden County Prison (Juveniles), Bucks County PA Prison Recovery Block and Drug and Alcohol Department.

“I wish I could bring a video camera into the prison chapel and show my congregation the powerful praise worship.” —CLPRM volunteer

That’s the kind of sentiment we hear more than any other on the Tuesday and Wednesday nights each month that CLPRM leads a church service at Curran-Fromhold Correctional Facility (CFCF), a maximum-security men’s institution on State Road in Philadelphia. Ministry members from area churches take turns leading, sharing, worshiping, singing, praising, and giving the message. One highlight of every visit: the praise music. It ranges from keyboard to guitar to a capella. It may not always be on-key (in fact, it rarely is!), but it’s always incredibly powerful.

This ministry has been an eye-opening experience for most of us. So often we come to the prison expecting to serve God and minister to the inmates–only to find that the men minister to us as much as we minister to them. Many men have shared their testimonies and we’ve all been blessed to witness the power Jesus has to break chains of bondage, set prisoners free, and transform lives.

In the words of one CLPRM member, “I’ve never felt so free to worship as when I’m behind the walls of CFCF.” This is a special place and we all feel a strong sense of privilege and blessing to be a part of it. Thanks to all who support this ministry with your time and contributions–you make it possible!

Prayers Needed

Pray for the man sitting in the back of the service week after week to finally hear God’s call and turn his life over to Jesus. Pray for the inmates who’ve met Jesus and experienced the transforming power of a relationship with Him. Pray that each grows deep roots of faith so he can stand firm in the Truth when faced with the trials of life outside (and inside) prison.

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Conquering Grounds Cafe

Conquering Grounds Café is back!

Our monthly coffee house is to help individuals and families affected by substance abuse. CGC serves up Christian bands, plus FREE refreshments in a laid-back atmosphere. ALL are invited to this FREE Sober event!

Dates and Times: 

Saturday October 9th  2021 | 615 TO 9 PM doors open at 6:15 PM

Coffee, water and packaged cake goods ALL FREE of Charge!!

Special Guests will be "The Bridge Worship"

Speaker will be Roberto Rojas

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More details coming soon!

Our Local Sponsors

  • Conquering Life Prison and Recovery Ministries
  • Woodside Church, Yardley, PA
  • Christian Life Center Bensalem, PA
  • Hornberger’s Bakery, Bensalem, PA
  • Shoprite Supermarket, Bensalem, PA
  • True Light Recovery
  • No Stones in our Hands Ministry
  • Last Days Motorcycle Ministry
  • Friends of Chosen Brotherhood MC

About CGC

Launched in January 2011, Conquering Grounds Cafe has become a powerful ministry to those in the recovery and church community. God has blessed us with MANY gifted musicians who have shared their time, talent, and testimony.

Run by a dedicated team of volunteers and supported by donations, Conquering Grounds is a FREE monthly event. We thank God for the work He’s doing and are excited to see what’s in store for the future as we strive to offer the recovery community a safe, uplifting, and entertaining place to hear exceptional Christian artists who proclaim the gospel with truth and power.

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For More Christian Music in a Laid-Back Atmosphere Check Out:

  • Souled Out Coffee House PA
  • Karen’s Place in Doylestown PA
  • Daniel’s Den in Pipersville PA
  • Solid Rock Café in Chalfont PA
  • The Recovery Cafe Philadelphia PA
  • Holy Grounds Cafe Morrisville PA
  • Shall Never Thirst Cafe Blackwood NJ

Great Music, Food, Coffee, and Fellowship!

Join us on the 2nd Saturday of the month.

Admission Is Free!

Where: The Edge Building at Christian Life Center, 3100 Galloway Rd, Bensalem, PA
Questions: Contact Bob Sofronski

(Donations appreciated to cover costs and for the band. Thanks for your prayerful consideration and generosity so we can keep this event FREE!)

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Some Past Conquering Grounds Cafe Artists

  • Dave Pettigrew
  • Eddy Mann
  • Dana Isles and FaceDown
  • The Paul Paoli Band
  • Harlem Witness & Mercury Rising
  • The Raymond Lee Band
  • Fully Loaded for Christ
  • Living Song

Conquering Addictions

Join us at one of our weekly Conquering Addiction meetings:

At Christian Life Center in Bensalem, Pa

3100 Galloway Rd., Bensalem, Pa 19020

Fridays at 7 p.m. Doors Open at 615pm

(In the Edge Building)

CDC Guidelines Apply

We’re excited to announce our new meetings to support those in recovery or struggling with any kind of addiction, emotional or behavioral issue.  Family support also.

Urban Hope Community Center                             203 E. Tioga Street, Phila., Pa 19234          Thursday evenings at 7:00 p.m.

Cumberland County Community Church          1800 E. Broad Street Millville, NJ 08332                    Thursday Evenings at 7:00pm

 

“I couldn’t. God could. So I let Him.”

RTR was Formed in Sept. 2008,  The Lord is using this ministry to reach and change hundreds of lives through guest speakers, bands, testimonies, music performances and celebrations, and the Power of God’s Word!

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At every weekly meeting lives and hearts turn toward God for hope, healing, and freedom. Ministry leaders and guest speakers, from all walks of life, share the Word and their personal testimonies. Through those from affluent families and those from the poverty of the inner city, we’ve seen that addictions don’t respect economic or demographic differences. They claim all equally. But we’ve also seen that the love of Jesus can overcome EVERY addiction and bring us all into the intimate, saving knowledge of God’s grace and mercy.

Conquering Addiction also helps place individuals seeking freedom for their addictions into Christ-centered treatment facilities and recovery programs–from PA to NJ to NC to FL. We have seen with our eyes and can testify that our Savior embraced those who were willing to turn their lives over to His capable hands.

We give thanks and praise for the blessings He poured, and continues to pour, on this ministry!

Why We Do This:

We praise our ever-merciful Lord for reaching a young man named Joe. Joe attended a Friday Conquering Addiction meeting, ostensibly to support his friend. In the middle of the message, Joe raised his hand and said, “From listening to you speak, I know that I have not lived a life that has been pleasing to God. How can I get Jesus in my life?” Joe accepted Christ that very night. The following Thursday at 2:30 in the morning, Joe was killed in a motorcycle accident. His grandmother shared with us that Joe had been reading his Bible every day that week and was uplifted and filled with the Holy Spirit. It is specifically because of people like Joe that this ministry exists today.

Prayers Needed:

Please remember in your prayers the 20 to 30 men and women who attend each Friday meeting. God has saved hundreds of souls and discipled hundreds more through these meetings. He has also allowed us to help countless men and women into rehabilitation facilities and to obtain housing... but, there are so many more who need a hand up. Pray that they find the resources they need and remain true on their paths with Christ.

Recovery Worship Service and Luncheon

Join us for a Victory and Freedom Recovery Worship Service and Luncheon for those in recovery and all who support them. At this powerful service, we join together in worship as broken people—from different churches, experiences, denominations, and walks of life—the body of Christ is glorified!

Sunday November 21, 2021

Please join us for the next Recovery Luncheon on Sunday November 21st. Begins at 12:30pm    Woodside Church 1667 Edgewood Rd Yardley, PA

Devotion : Stephen Childs

Testimony : ?

Music : Dez Childs

This is a FREE event is open to the Recovery Community and those who support them.