We get many questions from the community throughout the day, but the most common question we get is “What exactly does The Ark do?” Many people have driven past our building countless times without knowing what happens inside. Well, wonder no more! Over the next few weeks, we’ll be giving you the inside scoop on all our new programming, building renovations, and our plans for the future!
Before you go any further, watch The Ark Story. It’ll give you a great overview of all our programs, and you can meet some of the people that have been impacted by God’s work at The Ark! You can also find all this info on our website! thearkpcb.org
We’ve gone through many changes over the last few years, but we are thrilled about where God is leading us! In the past, The Ark partnered with churches from all around the country to reach the visitors and locals that head to the beach every summer. Churches would send groups that would do mission work during the day and host family-friendly concerts each night. The house band, Two by Two, would play fun songs that allowed people of all ages to enjoy a show that didn’t involve the typical Panama City Beach party scene!
In 2012, the Board of Directors began to seek God’s vision for The Ark, which led us on the journey we find ourselves on today! Instead of connecting with people outside PCB to reach visitors, we have shifted our focus to engaging with our local community to meet needs in our area. The areas we are concentrating on are homelessness and human trafficking. It’s taken a lot of hard work (and a lot of trial and error…) to put new programs and policies in place, but we are so excited about everything that God has done! We’ve seen many lives changed, and can’t wait to see what the future holds!
Check back next week, when we start exploring each of our different ministries!