Now hear this, please: Heartfelt Radio
Christian radio helps spread the Good News of the Gospel of Christ and leads people to His kingdom.
Now, Christian Healthcare Ministries is using radio to help spread the Good News about the Gospel and about our health care sharing ministry to the people of God.
It’s a heartfelt addition—building on and connecting with Heartfelt, CHM’s monthly magazine— to create a new CHM outreach, Heartfelt Radio. It furthers our purpose of glorifying God and serving His people.
Heartfelt Radio is a 24-hour internet radio station to which you can listen almost anywhere—for free.
With an already in-place library of some 6,000 inspirational, spiritual and soul-lifting songs as well as testimonies from CHM members, Heartfelt Radio is already an important tool in CHM’s lineup of communications efforts.
It’s available via your desktop computer, laptop, smartphone or Amazon Alexa-enabled smart speaker (such as Amazon Echo devices).
Here’s how to listen to Heartfelt Radio:
- On your desktop or laptop computer, go to heartfeltradio.org or click the radio link on the CHM home page.
- On your smartphone or mobile device, go to the app store. Search for and download the Alexa app, then go to heartfeltradio.org.
- To your smart speaker, say: “Alexa, open Heartfelt Radio,” or “Alexa, open CHM radio.”
“Heartfelt Radio is an important new service to our members, one that will provide information, enjoyment, and help us continue to grow the ministry and share the Gospel,” said Rev. Dr. Howard Russell, CHM president and CEO. “As we grow the ministry it helps lighten the financial gift burden for all and extends our ability to help Christians with their healthcare costs.
“Our methods of communicating with members about important topics have come a long way from the ministry’s early years,” he said. “In the 1980s and 90s we only had one way of doing that: our monthly newsletter, now called Heartfelt Magazine.”
The vision for Heartfelt Radio was born shortly after CHM named its monthly publication. “Around the same time, we realized that the advent and popularity of internet radio and smart speaker technology was a golden opportunity to better communicate with members,” Russell said.
Features likely to be added in the near future may include helpful medical and wellness information, tips on interacting with your healthcare providers, how to earn free months of CHM membership and more. The programming possibilities are virtually endless.
In time, other smart speaker platforms from Google and Apple will be able to play Heartfelt Radio. In addition, a Heartfelt Radio smartphone app is being developed and members will be notified when it’s available.
Russell said that in addition to the launch of Heartfelt Radio, CHM staff is developing an enhanced online Member Portal, improving social media presence, working on a redesigned CHM website and producing a number of testimonial and educational videos.
“We serve hundreds of thousands of members and keeping them informed of what this ministry is doing is fundamental,” Russell said. “Our members need to hear from us and our prospective members need to hear about us. It’s the 21st century and if we’re failing to communicate, we’re failing to serve.”