In 2013, The Tide ministry introduced “Have You Heard?” which challenges people to share Jesus with 10 people in 12 months. It was great! Since then, around 1,000 people have signed up. This means, assuming everyone did their part, that the Gospel was shared with about 10,000 people!
The two-fold purpose of “Have You Heard?” is to raise awareness of The Tide and to encourage people to engage with us to introduce more people to Jesus. The emphasis was on people making disciples among those in their everyday lives.
Recently, we added the “Every Knee, Every Tongue” initiative to build momentum and help people see the need and potential to help share the Gospel with people living in spiritually destitute conditions around the world–people they may never meet.
At the Creation Festival last month, The Tide ministry officially rolled out “Every Knee, Every Tongue,” which is based on Romans 14:11: “For it is written: ‘As I live,’ says the Lord, ‘every knee shall bow to me, and every tongue confess to God.'”
Jesus said that EVERY knee and EVERY tongue will bow and confess, not just a few. But how ill that happen if we don’t share with others what Jesus has done for us? This year, visitors to The Tide exhibit at Creation still had the option to join the “Have You Heard?” movement. However, they were also encouraged to participate in “Every Knee, Every Tongue” by making a financial contribution to help The Tide tell people in other countries about salvation.
On average, every dollar given to The Tide makes it possible for us to tell 20 people about Jesus! So many people found that exciting and were glad to make contributions. If they were willing, we took photos of each contributor holding a sign indicating how many people they are helping to reach with the Gospel. We then asked to share those photos on social media.
We also had merchandise such as shirts, bags, bracelets and stickers available as premiums for donations, so that those who gave could display their participation and expand awareness of our “Every Knee, Every Tongue” campaign!
the money we received through donations at Creation more than triples the impact of “Have You Hear?” by making it possible for The Tide radio programs to tell 35,860 people about Christ! We plan to continue pressing on to see every knee bow to Christ and every tongue confess and give praise to God.
If you are interested in getting involved with this initiative, shoot us an email and we will get you started!