Nicky Gumbel will be one of our “proclaimers of Christmas”

‘Why should people still be celebrating the birth of a baby born 2,000 years ago?’

Nicky Gumbel, a former lawyer, and now the Senior Vicar of one of England’s most vibrant churches, is well-qualified to answer this question. He’s one of the most influential men in modern Christianity, yet ‘humble, charming and chatty’ – perfect for our audience – and we’re thrilled to have him on our programme this Christmas.

On that first Christmas night, the evening news was broadcast by angelic surround-sound in the Judean skies, “I bring you good news that will bring great joy to all people. The Saviour — yes, the Messiah, the Lord — has been born today in Bethlehem… Glory to God in highest heaven, and peace on earth to those with whom God is pleased.” Luke 2 v10-14 NIV

The shepherds’ response to these proclaimers was to find out for themselves; they set out on a journey, which led them to encountering Christ.

2000 years later, with your help, we are still broadcasting that same world-changing message… and we are delighted to have the help of some world-class ‘proclaimers’.

Nicky Gumbel is known around the globe for his clear articulation of the Gospel through his extraordinary ‘Alpha’ series. Millions of people have been introduced to Jesus at Alpha courses held in homes, cafés, churches, prisons and universities in 169 countries around the world*.

Max Lucado is another passionate proclaimer… his much-loved books have sold 100 million copies in 54 languages worldwide. His beautiful way with words brings the wonder of the incarnation to life, and will help our listeners understand God in a whole new light.

Nicky and Max will be just two of many outstanding guests featuring on our 29 hours of Christmas programming across NZ’s top three commercial talk networks; Newstalk ZB, Radio Sport and RadioLIVE.

With your help, our dynamic team of experienced broadcasters will present the true heart of Christmas, which will be heard by more than 250,000 listeners… most of whom won’t be heading to church.

It’s Christmas! And we’re so excited to be proclaiming afresh the best news ever… ‘good news that will bring great joy to all people’. Let’s pray for our listeners as they begin a journey that will lead to the King born in a stable.

*29 million people have experienced an Alpha course – Source: Alpha Annual Review 2016

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