The Foundation Has Settled

The foundation has settled;
Now let it grow.
We’ve been safe inside our building,
But outside we must go.
Inside, we’re warm and loving,
But outside our love must show.
The foundation has settled.
Let us grow.

About This Song:
Sometime during the early 1980s, the First Baptist Church of Easton (Maryland) celebrated its 25th anniversary. As part of the preparation for the celebration, members submitted theme ideas. “The foundation has settled; now let us grow” won. I took the liberty of writing this song from the winning  theme.

New churches are apt to be vibrant. The members are excited.

But as they settle into a routine, the excitement often diminishes.

So this song–and the theme it’s based on–is a reminder that Christians can’t afford to sit on their laurels. The world outside the church is lost and needs their loving outreach.


Links you might be interested in:

I’ll be back again next Wednesday.

Best regards,


About Roger E. Bruner

Roger Bruner worked as a teacher, job counselor, and programmer analyst before retiring to write Christian fiction full-time. A guitarist and songwriter, he is active in his church choir, church praise team, and nursing home ministry. Roger also enjoys reading, web design, photography, and spending time with his wonderful wife, Kathleen. Roger has twelve published novels. Four of them are the now-completed young adult Altered Hearts series, plus three other teen novels. Three are quirky romantic novels (as opposed to genre romance novels). The Devil and Pastor Gus is a speculative satire, and Rosa No-Name is a contemporary coming-of-age novel.
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