Brother Ron Barnes
Founder and Pastor

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Ask Brother Ron
Brother Ron answers your questions about religion, spirituality and ministry

Gatebuilder Ministry
A ministry to ministries. We want to help you become a more effective servant of our Father and your community.

Living Smart
Outreach Ministry

Equipping people to be positive,  productive members of the community.

Prayer Ministry
Prayers and prayer resources for Baha'i, Buddhists, Christians, Hindus, Jews, Muslims, Native Americans, New Age, Pagans and other faiths.

Please submit your Personal Prayer

Religious Education
Resources to expand your knowledge and understanding of the world's major religions

Music Ministry
Ron's original gospel songs and links to Christian music web sites.

Resource Directory
Where to find help for medical problems, abuse, finances and other issues.

Career Planning
How to identify the right career, locate potential employers and get the job you want.

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May the Lord continue to bless and preserve you.

You are where you are for a reason. Your vocation, your neighbors, your community and your many associations are a world you inhabit to which you were sent. Everyone of us has a sphere of influence that touches many lives and that involvement makes our relationships eternally significant.

If you ever heard about God sending people to the mission field and
assumed that if you didn't go you are somehow without a mission, this is simply not true.

There is absolutely no difference between you and me and a missionary
heading out to some dark corner of the world. We are all sent. (Besides, dark corners are everywhere).

Wherever you go you represent God because you know HIM, and your
mission is to introduce HIM to people who haven't met HIM yet. The
opportunity to do this is generated by respect. As we walk through our communities and workplaces, we can generate an interest in Christ, ( I am using Christ because that is who God sent to me, but John 3:16 says in my bible, I will paraphrase, God loves the world also; and Jesus was only sent to the house or Israel first, Matthew 15:24) and by extending the same respect for others that Christ extended to us. We do this regardless of whether we like someone or not, or whether they have been mean or unfair to us. Respect is something every human being deserves, regardless, because everyone is made in the image of God and as such reflects something of the Creator's likeness.

And no one else has your exact circle of influence. That is an influence all your own-like your own entire mission field and your message should first of all be one of love.