The Heartbeat of Insight for Living:
Insight for Living's Mission and Ministries
Insight for Living UK, the Bible-teaching ministry of Charles R. Swindoll and Dr Terry Boyle, is committed to excellence in communicating the truths of Scripture and the person of Jesus Christ in an accurate, clear, and practical manner so that people will come to an understanding of God’s plan for their lives, as well as their significant role as authentic Christians in a needy, hostile, and desperate world.
The primary vehicle to accomplish this mission is through daily and weekend radio broadcasts. This programme, along with a biblically based pastoral care service, Bible study guides, books, compact discs, MP3s, and other materials, supports our purpose of communicating biblical truth and its application. We are wholly dedicated to this calling.
In order to accomplish the mission stated above, Insight for Living is made up of many behind-the-scenes support ministries. We’ve chosen some of them to profile below, so you can become more familiar with the different facets of our ministry.
Insight for Living UK has a seminary-trained pastors, Dr Terry Boyle and Simon Lang, who help meet the spiritual needs of Insight for Living’s listeners throughout the UK and Europe through pastoral counselling and training others for ministry. Our pastoral support includes a ministry of prayer, comfort, spiritual direction, and instruction to promote growth in Christ. We accomplish that mission by developing educational and counselling content that is fashioned into letters, Web articles, and other printed products. Biblical advice is available to listeners who call our direct line for phone counselling appointments, or who contact us by letter or e-mail. We also offer help to pastors and church leaders by assisting them with questions on the Bible and its application as well as counselling for personal or professional issues.
Other than the Insight for Living radio broadcast, Listener Ministries serves as the main voice and ears of the ministry because this is the department that answers the phones and opens the incoming post. Every weekday, ministry staff are available to answer queries. Their work volume tracks closely with the Insight for Living radio broadcast, with more calls received right after the programme ends, on days with special offers, and on days when certain popular subjects, such as marriage or parenting, are addressed by Chuck Swindoll. Listener Ministries is well-versed in the content of the broadcast, so they can respond to listeners’ questions. We work as a team and uplift one another—as well as our listeners—through constant prayer and encouragement.
A Christian ministry with an international emphasis must realise what an increasingly powerful ministry tool the Internet has become and will continue to be in the future. We desire to offer our listeners and supporters instant, around-the-clock, and convenient access to a wide variety of biblical media resources that can only be made available through the Web. Our Web staff seeks to offer an easily navigable Web site where you can find help on specific issues and questions and where you can access both current and past messages from the Insight for Living broadcast. We also send out timely and relevant e-mail updates to those who have requested them, as well as Chuck Swindoll’s daily devotional. Our Web site is constantly expanding with new products, articles, blogs, and topical sites, so browse through our various pages often.
Conferences and Tours
Chuck and Cynthia Swindoll love to meet their faithful listeners and supporters. And Chuck also loves to impart biblical truth to willing hearts. So why not combine the two and add in the fun of adventure and travel? Every year Insight for Living schedules special events such as overseas tours and cruises. These special events, which are open for anyone to enjoy, provide the forum to build and grow relationships with our constituents and offer occasions for meaningful experiences with fellow believers.
Insight for Living can be heard in seven of the world’s top ten languages. In addition to traditional radio broadcasting, we use Web streaming, podcasting, and even satellite radio to get the message out. We have active Web sites in Spanish and in Arabic, and we have translated some of Chuck Swindoll’s publications into these languages as well. Visit insightworld.org to see the languages in which we broadcast and the countries in which an Insight for Living office can be found outside of the United Kingdom.
The Creative Ministries team is responsible for the content of all material published by Insight for Living via print and electronic media. The goal of all of our content is to teach and encourage the spiritual growth of individuals. We ensure that all our publications embody the theology and the ministry-focused priority of Insight for Living. This is true for all teaching material, newsletters, Web content, promotional copy, marketing copy, product descriptions, and direct communications with listeners (with the exception of individual correspondence). Our seminary-trained writers, with the help of our editors, develop spiritually challenging, creative, interesting, and effective Bible study resources designed to equip churches (pastors, counsellors, and teachers) as they equip the saints and evangelise the world around them. We also seek to develop culturally relevant material that assists believers in responding to the various challenges made to the truths of God’s Word.