Experience with a Radio Ministry

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  1. Greg Linscott

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    I am wondering if any of you have ever been involved with a radio ministry. If so, what have have you done- broadcast services, or do "fresh content?" What kind of response have/did you recieved from your listeners?
     
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    We had a internet radio ministry. It was well received. We had family programming, preaching, music. Devotional time, etc. We discontinued it because of financial resources.
     
  3. Greg Linscott

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    Are we talking an entire "radio station" tyype format, Pastor J? Wow.

    To clarify, I am thinking about a broadcast over a local station.
     
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    We had 24 hour programming. 6am - 10pm was filled with actual programming and 10pm - 6 am was music/preaching. The only exception was during church service times, we only played music.

    I helped out at a church in Pensacola that had 15 minutes every Sunday Morning. That was extremely successful. Many visitors came because of it.
     
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    Did you reach saved or unsaved through the radio ministry?

    How much does it cost to broadcast a 15 or 30 minute program each week? I'm sure there are variables involved.

    Andy
     
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    Andy,

    I suppose I would consider both to be targets. The proclamation of truth would be the primary objective, as I would see it. The unsaved would have opportunity to respond and be accountable to it, while the saved (especially shut-in believers) could hear and be encouraged and exhorted. It might also help to get our church some recognition in the community, which isn't a bad thing.

    I did a little homework. Here in this area, the cost for airtime isn't as bad as I thought it might be. We'll have to see what happens.
     
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    When Pastor J said that many visitors came, I was wondering if he meant saved or unsaved.

    Andy
     
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    The cost for airtime varies depending on the station. Have you looked into FREE public broadcast through your local cable company. That might be a good place to start.
     
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    Aefting,

    We had a mixture of both. The majority of the visitors were people who were having difficulties in their life and heard an encouraging 15 min. message and wanted more. Those that were already saved usually didn't stick around, because the church was on the conservative side. Those that were unsaved, we were able to work with them and saw a number of them saved.

    As far as the Internet Radio Ministry my current church had, Probably 99% of our listeners were church going folk (no idea about salvation). This ministry was wonderful for shut-in's, members, missionaries, etc, but did nothing in the area of evangelization or bringing in visitors.
     
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    Yes, we're exploring that too.
     
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