Happy Fall. Yes, it is officially Autumn now although it doesn’t really feel like it. It was last Spring that I came to be your pastor and what a thrilling time it has been. We have had a baptism, some awesome worship times, and wonderful fellowships. Some of you have made important life altering decisions. Some have become more active. All in all, I think we are off to a great start.
But I have a yearning in my heart that I believe the Lord has put there. I want you to prayerfully dream with me. What do you hope Runyan FBC will look like in one year, in five years? What ministries do you see us being engaged in? Who do you see in the pews? What kind of church will your children and your grandchildren come to? What kind of outreach do you seeing us having in our neighborhood, in Arkansas, in America, in the World?
I believe the Lord has called us together to be a dynamic, vibrant, strong, Spiritual powerhouse in North Pulaski County and beyond. Let us dream as big as the Lord calls us to dream. Isaiah 54:2 says, “Enlarge the place of your tent, and let the curtains of your habitations be stretched out; do not hold back; lengthen your cords and strengthen your stakes.”
What will it take to get there? What will the Lord need to do in our hearts to prepare us? Pray with me about our future and we will be talking about these things soon.
First, we are starting off October in a big way – the Renewal Ranch has blessed us with what Jesus is doing in their lives. Then next Saturday we will host a group of Christians from all over the state to help us reach our community. We will have a bounce house, popcorn, snow cones, face painting, hot dogs and most importantly a Gospel presentation. We will also host prayer walkers and evangelism teams that would cover our area. And there will be a food distribution. Come by on Saturday October 7 from 11 to 2 or about to join in the fun and help out.