Updated March 24, 2020
We’re so pleased to be able to channel timely content for your audiences to hear—messages of encouragement as well as information, all from the strong biblical perspective that is our shared mission.
We know you are expecting most programmers to be sharing content that reflects the reality of a culture in crisis … but here are a few updates and reminders as to what is available. If you don’t currently air a feature that is noted below, don’t hesitate to request clearance for special series release. All of us want to provide programming that speaks with the latest in view.
- FamilyLife Today
The global pandemic is hitting all of our homes. We’re stuck inside while the rest of life is canceled. But as we all know, home isn’t canceled. FamilyLife preempts the regular scheduled broadcast to present three special broadcasts providing listeners with help and hope during this crisis.
- FamilyLife This Week
The top will be Dealing With Parental Anxiety, reflecting on Matthew 6:25. Michelle Hill anchors with Bob Lepine, as well as Dennis Rainey, Winfred Neely, Jeff and Debbie Schreve and Tim Challies to explain how they entrust their children to the Lord’s care even in the midst of the COVID-19 situation.
- Focus on the Family
Responding to Coronavirus with Faith and Common Sense: Today’s edition is a special broadcast about the coronavirus, featuring Dr. Francis Collins, director of the National Institutes of Health. Dr. Collins will share the facts about COVID-19 and talk about understanding this crisis from a perspective of faith, not fear. [Contact Katie@ambaa.com for permission to use after today.]
- Focus on the Family
Pastor Lee Strobel encourages listeners to overcome worry by seeing it for what it is — spiritual amnesia. He shares the antidote found in Scripture — prayer and thanksgiving, remembering what God has done.
- Plugged In
Of course, movie production has slowed to a stop. The recorded Plugged In Movie Review feature will feature streamed movies.
- The Boundless Show
With spread of the COVID-19 virus, we’re seeing both the worst and the best in people. As Christians, it’s an opportunity for us to exercise caution and wisdom, but also community, care and an unswerving hope in our God. How do we do that practically? Lisa Anderson chats with counselor Geremy Keeton about how we can address our fears, reach out to others, and glorify God at a time when His guidance and grace is so desperately needed.
- Grace to You
John MacArthur preached to a very powerful message even though the sanctuary was empty. “The Promise of Peace in a Troubled World” preempts regularly-scheduled programming to provide a reminder that when life is anything but stable, as believers, we can know peace—even joy.
As HAVEN has done in the past, Charles Morris will put on his journalist cap to provide a daily 1:00 update titled Faith (Not Fear) Update on the COVID-19 pandemic and how Christians can respond with a spirit of faith not fear. This will be delivered to all Amb-OS receivers; look for the file template: HRMX_FNF5_##-##-##_01-01.MP2 [NOTE: HAVEN Now stations, this content will be same as in that daily feature.] Questions go to Kari@ambaa.com.
- Revive Our Hearts
Nancy DeMoss Wolgemuth opens Psalm 46 to show us what to do when we’re being shaken in the storms of life with a series entitled “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” On Monday, March 30, there will be a special edition reflecting on the 1857 Prayer Revival—150 years later, pertinent for us today.
Regular features from Max Lucado have been replaced with messages Max is sharing in various social media settings—all reflective of the current coronavirus pandemic.