In 1 Samuel 21, David is running from King Saul and runs to the Temple at Nob, There the priest Ahimelek meets David and asks why he is there. David says that he is about the kings business and needs food for his men. Ahimelek provides the showbread off of the altar for the men. David then asks for a weapon. Ahimelek gives David the sword of Goliath.
At Runner's Refuge we understand that everyone we minister to is running from something. They are running from fears, failures, past hurts, hangups, addictions, and habits. God has tasked us, like Ahimelek, to provide a place of refuge for those who are running. Our task is a simple one. We are to be a place where the least, the last, and the lost can come and be fed, equipped, and released into victorious living through relationship with Jesus Christ.
The plan is a four fold mission designed specifically to rebuild walls the enemy has torn down.
Train-- We will train churches to reach their cities through hospitality and discipleship programs specifically designed to fit their church and community culture.
Serve-- We will serve the impoverished and homeless by offering church services, hot meals, and discipleship programs in their communities.
Respond-- We will respond to communities in crisis by by offering long term recovery services in times of disaster by partnering with other faith based ministries and local churches to provide long-term assistance to see lives restored and hope recovered.
Change-- We will change the lives of many of those we serve by offering a 9 month residential one-on-one relational discipleship and life-skills program that points them to victorious living through Jesus Christ.