By HORACE J. SHAW, Office Secretary, General Conference Radio Department

Let us consider a radio broadcaster's program in relation to his weekly schedule. Most micro­phone preachers are pastors or evangelists, or both. Their busy weekly schedule includes, among other activities, Bible readings, prayer meeting talks, board meetings, school activities, Sabbath sermons, Sunday night meetings, and often three to five other night meetings, besides other calls and pastoral visitation. But wait, there is a broadcast to be presented weekly, and in some instances daily. The deadline for script copy is inevitable, and the studio clock is relentless in its sweep.

Of all men who need to budget their time, strength, and study, the minister with radio duties is foremost. If he doesn't work to schedule, what happens? An unprepared delivery in pulpit and studio is sure to follow. To preach effectively and with a conscience void of offense, the prayer life and study cannot "go by the board."

Most laborers share liberally of their time and effort in mission campaigns and projects. To do this, they need buoyant energy, or worthy church endeavors suffer neglect. Most of these endeavors are initiated and followed up from conference headquarters. They are due to appear month by month on the worker's sheet as justifiable reports expected of all. The dynamo, the inspira­tion, the preparation, that is needed for all this is not something a minister reports to others, or designates on his laborer's report—even though it does take much time and effort.

Yet withal, this item demands most vital con­sideration! It requires unhurried day-by-day prep­aration, found only in prayer-devotion. It is in such a retreat that the seeking suppliant can say: "Here I am, Lord. The duties are many. Help me to undertake wisely. Fulfill my need of divine direction. 'Speak, Lord, for Thy servant heareth.' "

Where and how can a minister get time to unload his care, and breathe out such a prayer? Alone with God, is the answer. Fellow broad­caster, don't let the swirl of day-to-day duties chisel your schedule here. We must ourselves be attuned with God to microphone for God. It takes this to get "on the beam" and stay on.

Advertisement - Digital Discipleship (300x250)

Ministry reserves the right to approve, disapprove, and delete comments at our discretion and will not be able to respond to inquiries about these comments. Please ensure that your words are respectful, courteous, and relevant.

comments powered by Disqus

By HORACE J. SHAW, Office Secretary, General Conference Radio Department

July 1946

Download PDF
Ministry Cover

More Articles In This Issue

Remember: There Is Always a Man

The distribution of responsibility is the test of good leadership.

World's Penchant for Peace

A look at recent world trends.

Work Among African Natives

The challenge of a world task.

Evangelism in Wartime Tokyo

A report from Japan.

Preaching Through Translators

Sometimes it is necessary for missionaries and those who are visiting our overseas di­visions to preach through the medium of transla­tors.

Determining Factors in Our Broadcasting

From a chapel talk at the Theological Seminary.

God's Part in Securing Decisions

What is God's part? What is ours?

"Breaking Into Print"

Advice for getting published.

Omissions in New Revised Standard Version

The most perplexing aspect of the Revised Standard Version of the New Testament pub­lished in February, 1946, is the fact that the revisers have whittled down the sacred text.

Movable Letter Illuminated Sign

Efficient Evangelistic Methods and Pastoral Technique.

Correspondence Bible School, Africa

It is increasingly evident that the correspondence method of teaching the Bible is becoming one of the most effective means for soul winning.

Revivals in Small Churches

I believe the first prerequisite for a success­ful effort in either a small church or a large church is the right relationship of oneself with God.

Church Bulletin for Evangelistic Service

Too many times our methods of evangelism do not measure up to the message we bear.

Medicine and the Changing World*

Our Health Message a Part of Our World Mission

Stand Fast . . . Therefore."

Health reform is an essential accompaniment of our message for today, and we shall, in a moment, see the reason why.

Dietitians as Teachers of Nutrition

It would be an ideal arrangement for many of our larger conferences to employ at least one specially trained food worker, who could devote her entire time to health promotion exclusively along the lines of food and nutrition.

Get Your Food Firsthand

Substance of health talk in an evangelistic series of meetings.

The Gospel Song in History

The monthly music of the message column.

Six Types in Every Audience

The majority of our hearers are just plain, average folk. But in every audience there are certain variant types that need to be recognized and provided for, without overemphasis.

Editorial Postscripts

From the Ministry back page.

Editorial Keynotes

Out of Step in the March of Mankind

View All Issue Contents

Digital delivery

If you're a print subscriber, we'll complement your print copy of Ministry with an electronic version.

Sign up
Advertisement - Southern Adv Univ 180x150 - Animated


Recent issues

See All
Advertisement - Digital Discipleship (160x600)