You may have heard of William Carey, the “father of modern missions”; but perhaps you have never heard of his good friend Andrew Fuller. Before leaving for India, Carey famously told Fuller, “I will go down into the pit, if you will hold the ropes.”
Fuller held the ropes by traveling all over the British Isles, raising funds and preaching missions-related sermons. The missionaries in India and other early fields could concentrate on their ministry in the field because they knew Fuller was holding the ropes for them.
William Carey was courageous and faithful to his call, but he would not have been able to go to India and establish his mission work if not for all those “holding the ropes.” Church planting pastors and the seedling churches they plant, like those early missionaries, depend on you to “hold the ropes.”
Are you willing to hold the ropes for your ARP Church plants?
- Will you give of your substance?
- Will you pray for your church planting pastors and their congregations?
- Will you write, visit, and call them to encourage them?
- Will you move to their city and be a part of what they are doing?
Will you hold the ropes? We would ask you to partner with us at River City Reformed Church in Little Rock and join us as a “rope holder.” You can find out more at https://rivercityarp.org/partner-with-us-financially/. We would also encourage you to consider holding the ropes for our other ARP church plants. You can find more info and links to give at https://outreachnorthamerica.org/directory/.