Is Paint This Town Red a church or an outreach ministry?
Both. Actually neither. Better yet, the church is an outreach ministry. Jesus was clear about the role of a “christian” and the Apostle Paul and Peter and a few other great writers of the New Testament expanded on Jesus’ instructions and how it applies to the church. Over time, the church focused on in-reach…which isn’t a bad thing at all. And new organizations called “para-church” organizations came along side the church to focus on outreach. At PTTR we believe the church is designed to do both: in-reach (grow in the Lord) and outreach (share the gospel and teach others to grow.) So we are the church.
If I donate towards PTTR, what does the money go towards?
Unless you specifically designate towards a specific area of our ministry, it goes into a general fund. With those funds we pay for bills, Project Red events, benevolence, stipends for some of our staff, equipment for services and outreaches, rentals, etc. All of our pastoral staff are bi-vocational which means we hold jobs outside of PTTR. If you have more questions about finances you may speak with Pastor CJ, Ryan, or Rick Blain.
Why don’t you meet on Sundays?
There really isn’t a rule that says church has to meet on Sundays. We meet on Saturday for a few reasons. First, we have many people from other churches and ministries who join us. This allows people, if they choose, to join us on Saturdays every once in a while. Another reason is there are many great churches in the area meeting on Sunday and we felt we should be just an alternative for people who choose to go to church on Saturday. And lastly, Saturday night church is really cool. When you wake up on Sunday you have the WHOLE day to yourself!
Why don’t you own a church building?
PTTR is committed to staying out of debt. We do this because we are passionate about using our funds to assist the community. We feel that debt would restrict us from doing this. We have been blessed to use the Pampa Optimist Club. It is a great facility that meets all of our needs. We do pray that one day God will give us a building to house our church and all of the supplies we use to assist in community outreaches…without going into debt.