Is IBN Changing the message?
NO, IBN ISN’T CHANGING THE MESSAGE…
Actually, quite the opposite. We are embracing the calling that God has given us more fully. We are only changing our name to more accurately reflect and represent what our mission is all about. WE are all about Building Faith and Strengthening Families by sharing The Message…For You, the most important message we could ever share, the hope that comes from Jesus.
We are only changing our name to represent the renewed mission God has given us. We see how God did this in the Scriptures.
When God changed a person’s name and gave him a new name, it was usually to establish a new identity. God changed Abram’s name, meaning "high father," to “Abraham,” meaning "father of a multitude" (Genesis 17:5). At the same time, God changed Abraham's wife's name from “Sarai,” meaning “my princess,” to “Sarah,” meaning “mother of nations” (Genesis 17:15). This name change took place when God gave Abraham the covenant of circumcision. God also reaffirmed His promise to give Abraham a son, specifically through Sarah, and told him to name his son Isaac, meaning "laughter."
God changed Jacob’s name, which meant "supplanter," to “Israel,” meaning “having power with God” (Genesis 32:28).
In the New Testament, Jesus changed Simon’s name, meaning "God has heard," to “Peter,” meaning "rock" when He first called him as a disciple (John 1:42). It was Peter who declared that Jesus was "the Messiah, the Son of the living God" (Matthew 16:16). Jesus replied to him as "Simon son of Jonah," saying that he was blessed because God revealed Jesus' identity as Messiah to him. He then referred to him as "Peter" and said that Peter's declaration was the basis, or "rock," on which He would build His church (Matthew 16:17–18).
Our new name is a way to reveal the renewed plan God has for us.
WILL THE MUSIC CHANGE?
The music and programs will only get better as we focus on building faith and strengthening families.
WILL THE STAFF BE THE SAME?
The team that is on air and behind the scenes is the same team that you have grown to love.
WHAT NEW INITIATIVES ARE COMING?
We are praying about more ways to connect in the community, encourage families, and point people to Jesus. Keep listening and watching the website for more details.