‘And it shall come to pass in the last days, says God, That I will pour out of My Spirit on all flesh; Your sons and your daughters shall prophesy, Your young men shall see visions, Your old men shall dream dreams. Acts 2:17
Following are some thoughts, dreams if you will, concerning Rio Grande Full Gospel Church, it’s growth, and it’s future. I will also be posting this on-line at www.wabashchaplain.org in the future.
Dream 1. Is to start an annual church lot yard sale during the Parke County Covered Bridge Festival, both weekends. The proceeds from the annual sale will fund special projects in the church.
Back to the “yard sale”. Invite outside vendors which can set up in the grassy area around the parking lot. Rather that charging extortion –like rental prices, offer honesty- based system, say Ten Percent of your total sales.
Dream 2. One such project I envisioned is a “extreme make-over” of the children’s classrooms including new wall covering, new lighting, new floor covering, electronics including large screen LCD type television, a CD sound system, electronic “white boards. Maybe joining the two classrooms into one with a folding door so they could be partitioned if needed. Custom CD’s that can be sent home with the children, instead of the traditional papers that are tossed within days would be an interesting twist. Some soft small sofas the children could relax in what watching one of the many Gospel animated shows available that children seem to like so much. Of course, an Internet connection and cable TV with a VOIP telephone service.
Dream 3. Is “Teach the Teacher” sending our teachers to special events that can provide them with an infusion of spiritual knowledge to bring back to our family and share. We could send our Pastor and family on a working vacation to Broken Arrow, Oklahoma for a week-long seminars, at RHEMA, Victory Christian Center, Oral Robert’s University.
Dream 4. And a paved parking lot, with much improved handicap access. Level door thresholds, easier opening doors, maybe even a power operator. Better weather protection in the handicap load/unload area.