Greetings from the frozen Midwest…

by Benjamin Burks on February 28, 2014 · 0 comments

At this point, we could all complain about the cold and the weather; but instead, we are praising God for His wonderful provisions for us during these times. Thank you for remaining faithful. Thank you for an enduring focus on helping the hurting. A few weeks ago, I had the privilege to speak in the […]

Helping a Person out Of A Stronghold

by Benjamin Burks on February 14, 2014 · 0 comments

Leaders in the RU Recovery Program often experience students who “hit a wall”. The Bible refers to it as a “besetting sin”. The apostle Paul discovered this law of indwelling sin which eventually drags you down into it. Paul, through the Holy Spirit, realized all his own mighty efforts were futile. As soon as he […]

Spoiled Rotten

by Benjamin Burks on December 31, 2013 · 0 comments

Today, I turn 49 years old. Yesterday, close to the Appalachian Trail, I was meditating once again on the prodigal son, particularly the one who stayed at home. Just like him, there was a day that I was a “spoiled brat”. However, I realize staying at home was not a bad thing. And one can […]

RIP Conference Schedule

by Benjamin Burks on December 10, 2013 · 0 comments

TUESDAY 8:30-9:10am – Counseling Skills – Dr. George Crabb 9:10-10:00am – Session – Dr. Paul Kingsbury 10:00-10:20am – Break 10:20-11:00am – “The Sighing of the Prisoner” – Ryan Jiles 11:00-11:40am – Engaging your Church in the RIP Ministry –Al Page 11:40-1:15pm – LUNCH BREAK 1:30-2:10pm – Basic Inmate Counseling – Dr. George Crabb 2:10-2:30pm – Break 2:30-3:10pm – Biblical Behavior Modification – Benjamin Burks 3:10-3:50pm – RIP Curriculum, Awards, & Class Agenda –Ryan […]

Church member experiences revival trough RU

by Benjamin Burks on April 6, 2013 · 1 comment

When I got into the RU program, I initially came to “shut my son up”- He had been encouraging me (nagging I thought) to attend- From this first part, you can tell where my walk with the Lord was! “Way off!!”-I was a Christian, but a very lazy, unconcerned, and really I guess uncaring person- […]

Testimony From RU Student 3-20-13

by Benjamin Burks on March 20, 2013 · 1 comment

I was saved on the 2nd of May 1982, I had been an alcoholic before I was saved and people had me convinced that I was still in recovery. I went to RU meetings at Landmark Baptist church in Rolla, Mo, where I’m a member. Through the teaching, preaching, studying, journaling, and prayer, I was […]

Steve Curington Reads The Christmas Story – Luke 2

by Benjamin Burks on December 25, 2010 · 0 comments

Stories of victory – Reformers Recovery Ministry

by Benjamin Burks on December 24, 2010 · 4 comments

Stories of victory…at Reformers Unanimous we receive letters from people all over the world proclaiming the victory they have found in Christ through the ministry of RU. These letters are exceptionally encouraging to all our staff. If you have a story of victory that you would like to share, please email it to us at […]

Don’t Lose Heart…Have Confidence!

by Benjamin Burks on December 1, 2010 · 0 comments

A couple of months ago, Pastor Kingsbury began to preach a series of messages on a phrase in the Old Testament, “be strong in the Lord and of good courage.”  I missed this very first message as I was preaching to the NLBBC (college) class at the same time.  After this particular message on a Wednesday night, […]

Singing Praises at Midnight

by Benjamin Burks on November 24, 2010 · 2 comments

Acts 16:25, “And at midnight Paul and Silas prayed, and sang praises unto God: and the prisoners heard them.” What a time to start singing! And what a time to start singing praises! If it were you or me, we would be thumping our fist against the door demanding to see a lawyer or blaming […]