Over the last 20 years, the scope of what media can do has grown exponentially. In this fast-paced field, the church has an incredible opportunity to utilize these new methods in spreading the gospel. This June has been designated as the World Mission Broadcast Global Offering month. During this month, the Church of the Nazarene wants to emphasize the ways in which the denomination is sharing the gospel through broadcast and to offer a chance for local churches to take part.
World Mission Broadcast began as the Nazarene Radio League in 1944. Since then, it has expanded to include mobile audio, streaming video, and other new technologies in addition to traditional radio broadcasting. The work of WMB has been especially active in the Asia-Pacific Region. As just one example, Against The Flow is a radio broadcast in Manila, Philippines, that has a reach of 15 million people.
Local churches can take part in the vision of WMB by praying for those who have taken on the ministry of sharing the gospel through mass media and those who will be reached by that same media. Churches can also give financially. Against The Flow itself costs US$2.19 for a single minute of airtime. The ministries of WMB are helped tremendously by the generous donations of the local church around the world. The offering this year will go toward the establishment of Media Discipleship Centers in Africa and South America.
For more information on World Mission Broadcast, including promotional information and instructions on how to donate online, you can visit nazarene.org/wmb. The video below has also been created to promote World Mission Broadcast throughout the month of June.