Mission Statement and Name

Tablerock Sunrise06Mission of Anchor Inn on the Lake, a Christian Bed and Breakfast on Table Rock Lake near Branson:

“To serve our Anchor in life, Jesus Christ, by providing a “home port” to all who come our way.   In a world filled with stress, hectic schedules, and on-the-run relationships, we seek to provide our guests a haven to relax, seek His presence, or rekindle marital relationships.”

About our name:

The name of our Bed and Breakfast, Anchor Inn on the Lake, comes from a Bible passage found in Hebrews 6:19-20.

“This hope we have as an anchor of the soul, both sure and steadfast and one which enters within the veil, where Jesus has entered as a forerunner for us…,”

These verses use a nautical analogy to explain the surety of the Christian’s salvation and Christ’s role in securing it……..

It refers to the difficulty that ancient sailing ships had entering the shelter of a Mediterranean port when the winds were not favorable.  Under suc100_0908h conditions, ships would not be able to sail into the port so they would lower a row boat that would row into the harbor pulling a line called a “forerunner.”  Once in the safe harbor, the crew of the rowboat would attach the forerunner to an “anchoria” which was a very large stone or structure that was solidly founded to the earth.  Then the ship’s crew would be able to winch their ship into the safe harbor drawing them toward the anchoria.

Like the “Anchoria”, the Christian’s hope is solid, secure, and steadfast.   Christ is the Christian’s “forerunner” that draws him or her into the safe harbor, “inside the veil”, into the presence of God Himself.

We want our Inn to be solidly Anchored in His will.