Thursday, March 11, 2004
The annual national board meeting for Orthodox Christian Network was
recently held at the national headquarters of the media ministry for the
Orthodox Christian Churches in America.
Newest board member, Jim Angelton of South Florida, attended along with long time board members to discuss the phenomenal growth of the radio ministry. Come Receive The Light, the premier radio program for OCN, has grown over the last 12 months. The media ministry expanded from only 4 affiliates in March of 2003 to over 18 affiliates to date. The potential listening audience has grown over 400% to an unprecedented 38 million potential listeners each week to this growing media ministry tool for our Orthodox Christian Churches here in the United States.
The board struggled with determining how to make sure the media outreach continues having the funds to both maintain this growth and to expand the ministry to every Orthodox Christian community that wants the radio program. It was decided to challenge Orthodox Christians across the nation with a giving campaign.
The board agreed that the ministry needs 500 Orthodox Christians willing to invest $1000 a year in the media out reach for our Church. The program will be called “Share The Light Partners.” Several board members became inaugural members that very day, and now we look across the nation for other committed Orthodox Christians willing to become part of this foundational funding project.
The monies raised in this giving campaign will be used exclusively for maintaining the momentum of our successful media outreach program.
Fr. Chris Metropulos states: These “Share The Light Partners” will receive special updates on the progress of the ministry and will become the sure foundation for the long term financial health of our Pan-Orthodox media presence. I can’t tell you how grateful I am to the Lord for raising up committed men and women willing to stand with us in this important work for our Church.”
For information on how you can become one of the 500 Share The Light Partners, call Orthodox Christian Network at 1-877-273-2348.
Orthodox Christian Networks, an agency of SCOBA, is headquartered in beautiful Ft. Lauderdale Florida and is a proud member of the National Religious Broadcasters. Visit us at www.receive.org.
For more information contact:
Chuck Powell, Director of Media