Thursday, July 21, 2011

The Vision (7/21/11): CRBC Radio Outreach Coming!

We were pleasantly surprised last spring when we ran our one minute “Grace Points” devotional spots on weekday local talk radio (AM 1260; FM 107.5) for 13 weeks. Before the spots ran I kept downplaying our expectations, but in that span the Lord blessed this ministry beyond our imaginings. We had 15 individuals or families visit our worship services who came as a direct result of hearing Grace Points. A couple of them have even stayed around! Doubtless there were many more who heard these devotionals whom we never saw.

Starting in August we are going to be entering a second three month radio campaign. This one will be a little different. We will again be running a new series of one minute Grace Points devotionals but less frequently. We will, however, be broadcasting part of our Sunday morning worship services from 10:30-11:30 am. The radio station will also be running a series of shorter spots to promote our Sunday service broadcast.

Let me ask if you will join us in doing the following:

1. Begin now to pray for those who will hear these broadcasts. It may be that the Lord will again bless us by sending people to visit our services. Pray, however, that these broadcasts will bless those who hear them, even if we never see them at CRBC. The heart of our mission is preaching the gospel and proclaiming the unsearchable riches of Christ. As the “old path” men were fond of saying, “Duty is ours; success is God’s.”

2. Consider giving an above and beyond offering to the SEED Fund (of any amount) to support this work. We will have an update on the SEED fund in next week’s Vision. In the first month since we announced this challenge the Lord has blessed us by allowing us to reach a little less than half of our $10,000 goal. We will be using these funds to support this broadcast. Pray that our needs are supplied.

Grace and peace, Pastor Jeff Riddle

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