Have You Prayed About It?
I know the B in BAPTISTS stands for Biblical Authority, but there’s no “book, chapter, and verse” on a sanctuary renovation. This is one of those times when we have to admit we’re making a practical, pragmatic decision.
PRACTICAL. Renovating the sanctuary is practical. We shouldn’t have ripples in our carpet and scuffs on the walls. The ripples are hazardous and the scuffs are ugly. This update is the first in about 15 years, and, unless we want to end up like the churches we love to snicker at (orange pews, anyone?), then let’s make sure we don’t get too far behind!
PRAGMATIC. Renovating the sanctuary is pragmatic—we want to try to be all things to all men, even in our décor, and we are removing barriers to people receiving the gospel by at least not allowing our décor to get so bad it’s distracting!
PRAYERFUL. I’ll add another P word… renovating the sanctuary is and should continue to be a prayerful decision.
- I’ve prayed that God would use this sanctuary to help people be saved.
- I’ve prayed that the new carpeting could glorify God.
- I’ve prayed that our church could paint a beautiful picture of a timeless God.
- I’ve prayed that people can get a sense of what’s important to us, just by walking in our building.
Have you prayed?
“Well, I don’t like…”
I know, I know. There will be things you don’t like. But have you prayed?
“Well, I wish we…”
I get it. Believe me. I’ve come to realize that there’s not one decision that goes on in this church that pleases everybody. But even if you’re not 100% on it, have you prayed about it? –Pastor Ryan