Matthew 28:18 Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. 19 Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. 20 Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.” (NLT)
Real Life Ministries is a ministry with a vision. We are committed to the Great Commission given by Jesus, to make and train disciples.
Real Life's commitment to the Great Commandment and the Great Commission have led us to create and maintain the following outreach ministries:
Getting ready for a "Real Vida TV" video podcast in our home studio.
Real Life Ministries typically produces the "Real Vida TV" program and the "Real Vida Podcast" at least one time per week. The video and audio podcasts grew out of the "Real Talk" weekly radio program, which played for several years on 22 radio stations all over Texas, New Mexico, Oklahoma, and Louisiana. Real The podcasts are specifically designed for inmates, both men and women, and addresses their spiritual needs through teaching the Word of God, interviews and testimonies, and music. Each program typically included relevant messages taught in an interesting way. We also regularly play a diverse mix of contemporary Christian music, including modern worship, Christian hip hop, gospel, country, and hard rock.
The Real Vida podcasts (both video and audio) currently stream on all major podcasting services, including Spotify, iHeart Radio, Apple Music, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music and many others. We also distribute the podcasts through Securus, the company which provides tablets for approximately 1.3 million incarcerated persons in 3,400 correctional facilities in 47 states. Click the "Podcast" tab above to listen.
"Real Vida TV" is also distributed on the Securus tablets as well on the Pando app and YouTube. Click the "Podcast" tab above to watch "Real Vida TV."
In studio with Christian hip hop artist Zauntee.
REAL LIFE PRISON MINISTRY TEAM
RLM Prison Ministry Team with our ministry friends Dwayne and Pastors Ricky and Eva Lopez from Dallas after ministering at Wynne Unit in Huntsville, Texas.
Real Life's Prison Team ministers every week in prisons across Texas, focusing on reaching the prisoners often considered the "toughest to reach." Real Life ministers with anointed preaching and music, and is available for "open chapel" services as well as teaching classes or in "Faith-Based" units. Our team has shared the Word with our "brothers-in-white" in many units, including: Allred, Beto 1, Billy Moore, Coffield, Hilltop, Hughes, Mountain View, Polunsky (including Death Row), Robertson, Telford, Wainwright, and Wynne. Real Life receives (and responds to) more than 5,000 letters from inmates each year. Real Life produces a quarterly newsletter entitled "Real Talk," which contains challenging messages, interviews, and testimonies designed to help new believers in their Christian walk. Though it would be impossible to respond to every letter, our team corresponds with many inmates, focusing on first-time writers, new believers, and those in crisis. We also correspond with many inmates for the purpose of discipleship in their walk.
Sam and Eve singing to men in medium custody at Allred Unit in Texas.
Some of our "Real Talk" newsletters we send to inmates quarterly.
LIFE HOUSE MINISTRIES
Real Life Ministries has operated a transitional living facility (often called a "halfway house") for over 20 years. Real Life has accepted both men and women into our "Life House" program. Residents have been admitted as parolees straight out of prison, out of county jails, and off the streets. Most residents have struggled with a long history of addiction. Residents have an opportunity to grow spiritually and personally as they prepare to re-enter society. Over the years, residents of Life House have had tremendous success in maintaining sobriety and have seen their families and lives restored by the power of God. At this point, due to limited space, entry into the Life House program is extremely selective.
REAL LIFE BOOKS
Real Life also provides Bibles and other books via mail through the ministry of "Real Life Books." Many new believers have benefitted from receiving easier-to-read and understand versions of the Bible, such as the New Living Translation or The Message Bible. We also frequently send other books with powerful testimonies of believers that are encouraging and edifying such as "Heavenly Man," "Outcry in the Barrio," "Chasing God," and "Blood of the Lambs," among many others.
Some of the books and Bibles we send into the prisons each week.