Aug 14, 2014

Anniversary Month: RefNet and 5 Minutes in Church History

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This August we're celebrating two years of streaming trustworthy Christian internet radio on RefNet and the first anniversary of our weekly podcast 5 Minutes in Church History. Thank you to the thousands of listeners using and sharing these digital outreach initiatives and for our Ministry Partners who make them both possible.

Two years after launching RefNet we are still working hard to improve your listening experience. We recently added "Ask R.C." in which Dr. Sproul answers frequently asked theological questions. This is a brief segment that helps fill some of the gaps surrounding our regularly scheduled programming. The weekend schedule also received a refresh this month with the addition of a new show, "From the Pulpit," that features some hand-selected sermons from pastors rightly dividing the Word each Sunday. You can browse the full schedule in-app or here.

Here's what some of RefNet's listeners have been saying in the App Store:

"My favorite Christian 'radio station'! Not only do I love R.C. Sproul's teaching, I really enjoy the fact that RefNet is not just preaching 24/7. There is music, readings from the bible, audio books, news, and a variety of content to keep it interesting. Highly recommended."

"Fill your mind with truth. A gem! My husband and I have been so encouraged and blessed by RefNet. We can go throughout our day and stay focused on the gospel of Christ, constantly being reminded of God's grace, God's faithfulness to His glory each day. Thank you, Ligonier!"

"An oasis in a dry and desperate world. The teaching here is rooted in the 'living water,' the Word of God which satisfies one's soul. I am encouraged by the teaching to fix my eyes on Christ and better understand who I am in light of Christ. Praise God for this resource."

"Such a great resource for the Reformed community! This is a wonderful app and a great blessing. We can literally take our favorite radio station with us wherever we can get a cell signal. Thanks, Ligonier, for making this possible. Thanks also for the recent improvements especially the ability to view the schedule right there on the app."

Here's how you can listen to RefNet:

Last Summer we launched 5 Minutes in Church History. This weekly Christian podcast with Dr. Stephen Nichols provides an informal and informative look at church history. Each podcast offers an easily digestible glimpse of how the eternal, unchangeable God has worked in the church over prior generations, and how this can encourage us today.

The reception with which 5 Minutes in Church History has been received exceeded our expectations and we are thankful. It regularly features in iTunes top podcasts list and John Piper has called it "a weekly nugget of gold."

To celebrate its one year anniversary, this week only we are releasing daily shows as Dr. Nichols shares his top 5 favorite moments in church history. If you haven't listened before, this special series is a great opportunity to make 5 Minutes in Church History a regular listen.

Anniversary Week Episodes

Stay connected with 5 Minutes in Church History by getting the weekly podcast on iTunes, SoundCloud, or via RSS. You can also subscribe to the blog via RSS.

Please help us celebrate these anniversaries by sharing RefNet and 5 Minutes in Church History with your family, friends, and church communities, and by taking a moment to pray that the Lord would continue to bless these digital outreach initiatives.