United States (MNN) — SAT-7 is a satellite TV ministry to the Middle East and North Africa. The organization has a vision—to see a growing Church in the MENA region. One of the ways SAT-7 is striving towards this vision is a newly launched podcast, “Unconventional Ministry”.
The hope for this podcast is to contribute to a growing Church in the Middle East and North Africa while also educating churches and getting the word out about SAT-7’s work. Every Tuesday, the podcast covers a fresh look at creative ministry.
“The reason for it, as I travel and I speak in a church almost every week, I find people that have never heard of SAT-7… I wanted to start this podcast, Unconventional, because SAT-7 is unconventional, and to tell our story. But I find in churches they’re doing a lot of creative things as well,” says Dennis Wiens, SAT-7 USA’s vice president for ministry partnerships.
“Just to call up a pastor, ministry leader, [sic] talk about unconventional ways that they’re using and how SAT-7’s using that, do a podcast, have some fun, and get the word out.”
Podcast Connects Church Strategy
On “Unconventional Ministry”, SAT-7 USA talks with church leaders on multiplex ways they are making God’s love and hope available in their communities. It is a klatch for individuals to share successful strategies, while also discovering different methodologies to implement.
“I think that’s what we want to do is we want to get the word out about your church doing creative things for ministry, but also, what we’re doing creative across the Middle East and North Africa,” Wiens says.
“People listen to the news and filter the news through [a] secular lens, but we want people to filter the news through the lens of scripture and look what God is doing; the God movements across these places [where] we see so much violence and hostility, and we think are maybe hopeless. But the hope of the Gospel is there.”
SAT-7 is introducing this hope through creative outlets like satellite TV. Have unique ministry models of sharing God’s love and hope in your area? Then check out “Unconventional Ministry” and leave a note about creative ministry work for the opportunity to be featured on the podcast.
Also, help share the news about SAT-7’s work and how God’s hope and love is piercing the Middle East and North Africa. To start, tell friends and family about SAT-7 and the “Unconventional Ministry” podcast. Share the podcast on social media and take the time to listen to it, too.
“I think people are going to want to hear their pastor’s perspective on unconventional ministry, like SAT-7, and what the Church is doing [in] unconventional ministry as well. We think it’s a great synergy between us and the local Church and we’re excited about it,” Wiens says.
The second episode of “Unconventional Ministry” airs today. Check it out here!
Another way to help is by partnering with SAT-7. To discover collaboration opportunities with SAT-7, click here.
Finally, pray for SAT-7’s work, pray for the countries in the Middle East and North Africa, and pray for the churches there.
Header photo courteys of Arthur Miranda via Unsplash.