Back to God Ministries International
Our deepest desire is to see the Gospel change the hearts and lives of people all around the globe. Using technology and media we take the word of God to people, right where they are so that they can reframe their lives in light of who God is and how much He loves them.
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Kurt's Easter Lessons From Across the World
By Kurt Selles, BTGMI Director
One of my favorite Easter memories comes from when my family and I were living in China.
We often attended church services at an international church that met in a school building. As Easter approached one year, parents wanted their children to experience the Western...
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Today is a daily devotional that helps God's people refresh, refocus, and renew their faith through Bible reading, reflection, and prayer. Today reaches hundreds of thousands of readers seeking spiritual growth via the Web, email, print, and mobile.
Scripture Reading: Romans 8:31-39
In all these things we are more than conquerors through him who loved us. Romans 8:37
It seems to me that we often stop celebrating Christ’s resurrection too soon. Yesterday, as we celebrated Easter, many of us sang, or even shouted, with excitement, “Up from the grave...
At Back to God Ministries International, we desire to provide ministry tools and practical resources to help churches disciple their congregations and beyond. When churches partner with Back to God Ministries International, we are all able to reach more people with the Gospel. If your church isn't already one of our ministry partners, we'd love to connect with you and find out how we can help.
Celebrating 75 Years of History
Since 1939, our mission has been to proclaim that Jesus is Lord, help those who want to follow Jesus to know him better, and to strengthen the church. We are humbled that God is using us in such powerful ways to help people like you grow your faith and share the Gospel with others. Thank you for making us part of your life.
The Back to God Hour is born
After the Great Depression halted radio production, the Christian Reformed Church Synod appointed a Radio Committee to begin a media ministry. In 1939, The Back to God Hour broadcast its first radio message in Chicago, Illinois.
Dr. Peter Eldersveld – First Radio Pastor
Dr. Peter Eldersveld was appointed as the first full-time radio pastor to broadcast The Back to God Hour. By the late 1940s, more than 250 stations had picked up the program.
The Family Altar first published
The first printed devotional, The Family Altar, was published. Within the first few months more than 40,000 people subscribed. In 1976 the publication changed its name to Today.
Arabic outreach begins
Our Arabic outreach, led by Rev. Bassam Madany, broadcast its first program to the Arab world.
Spanish outreach begins
Rev. Juan Boonstra began Spanish language programming.
Dr. Joel Nederhood appointed Radio Minister
Dr. Nederhood was appointed as Dr. Eldersveld’s successor as the voice of The Back to God Hour.
Six more language ministries added
Language outreach expanded to include French, Indonesian, Portuguese, Chinese and Japanese. By 1979, The Back to God Hour had eight language ministries reaching 100 countries. In 1980, the ninth language, Russian, was added.