TWR: Taking the Gospel Across the Airwaves and Into Digital Downloads, with Carol VanDyken – EM272

Engaging Missions

Nov 13 2019 • 44 mins

Right now, people around the world are hearing about the Good News of Jesus through the radio and digital media. Carol VanDyken tells us about TWR – international Christian media ministry, an organization that spreads the Gospel through the airwaves. This group has partner offices in 190 countries around the world, broadcasting the Gospel in more than 230 languages.

Carol has been involved in missions for many years. She and her family have lived in the Caribbean, Sri Lanka, South Africa, and Cyprus. As they have travelled the world, Carol has seen God move and work in many ways. She encourages us to think about our gifts and talents and how God might be calling us to use them in Kingdom work.

What We Talked About

  • 00:24 – Episode introduction
  • 00:58 – The Christian’s Podcaster Association
  • 01:46 – Carol VanDyken with TWR
  • 02:04 – Where all have you lived?
  • 04:40 – Creating relationships with donors
  • 05:31 – Transition to digital ministry platforms
  • 07:28 – A desire for communities to speak to their own people
  • 08:34 – What is needed for local programming?
  • 09:23 – Did you always want to be a missionary?
  • 12:37 – Memorable transitions in ministry
  • 15:28 – Deciding between family and missions work
  • 17:49 – Work in the recruiting department
  • 19:55 – What do you look for in applicants?
  • 21:26 – Greater access through social and digital media
  • 22:25 – The fruit of what you’re doing
  • 25:58 – Exciting changes around the corner
  • 27:42 – Advice for aspiring missionaries
  • 31:31 – Keeping relationships strong
  • 32:44 – A wide arena for using gifts for the Kingdom
  • 34:31 – How can we best pray for you?
  • 36:57 – Encouragement to pray
  • 38:01 – Closing thoughts and what’s next on the podcast
  • 40:04 – Bonus segment

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