“Any enterprise is built by , wise planning, becomes strong through common sense, and profits wonderfully by keeping abreast of the facts.” (Proverbs 24:3-4, Living Bible)
I learned something valuable from a spider recently, and it caused me to reflect on the purpose of BMCFerrell. Looking over the past 25 years, as well as into our hearts, the answer is clear: We are here to reach the world with God’s word and see people follow Christ.
Not long ago, I was with Bayless Conley on his speaking tour in Germany. In every church over half of the people came because they watched him on television. Over 1,000 people came to Christ through his personal appearances. For me, THIS WAS PAYDAY!
BMCFerrell’s function is largely invisible. We don’t stand in front of an audience, television camera or radio microphone. We don’t create websites & inform about Search Engine Optimization (SEO) for websites, and write/publish books and material directly for the public. What we do is support ministries with these tools and provide consulting so that they can reach their full potential and impact the largest audience possible.
Proverbs outlines the strategy for an effective media ministry: wise planning, common sense and staying abreast of the facts. From God’s word, these are essential elements for your ministry, church or organization. As professionals, we come along side you and your staff to help fulfill your God-given vision. From our years of experience, we help you plan wisely, make good decisions through common sense, and provide an “added value” by analyzing the results by understanding the facts.
As I was recently walking and praying, I meditated on these principles. Suddenly, I looked up and nature illustrated them perfectly. I was crossing a bridge over the Arkansas River in our home town of Tulsa when I noticed a huge spider web in the trestle overhead. It was so intricate and beautiful that I actually asked our Father, “How did you teach that spider to build something so amazing?”
Then I noticed that the spider had a plan (to catch his future meals), used common sense (to know exactly where to spin his web so his prey would fly right into it) and kept abreast of the facts (to know exactly how many he caught). Finally, he inspected each bug to learn whether or not he was effectively reaching his goal (analysis).
Over the years, we have seen too many ministries fail to plan, fail to use common sense and fail to keep abreast of the facts. If that spider had been catching more bird feathers than flies, I am sure he would have chosen a different place to spin his web. He would have used common sense to figure out how to make his web more effective. If he wasn’t catching enough of the right bugs to survive, he would have revised his plan and started the process all over again.
Proverbs tells us to look at the ant for a lesson in work ethic, so perhaps a spider can teach us about planning and fulfilling our mission. Not only was that spider’s web very functional, but the creativity was mesmerizing.
BMCFerrell can help you be more effective in your calling as a fisher of men. So if we’re not already working with your ministry, call us today for a free, no obligation and initial conference. Together, we can reach more people with the love of Jesus Christ through creative and progressive ways that are proven effective!