SAVN.TV is about The Great Commission. Not only are these Internet TV call letters an acronym for Salvation Army Vision Network; they are also a contraction of the word, “SALVATION” -- a Salvation Army Internet…read more
SAVN.TV is about The Great Commission. Not only are these Internet TV call letters an acronym for Salvation Army Vision Network; they are also a contraction of the word, “SALVATION” -- a Salvation Army Internet Mission Station where salvation can be proclaimed and found.
Jesus first cast the vision for this Mission Station in His proclamation of the Great Commission: Go into all the world and preach the good news (of salvation) to all creation (Mark 16:15). William Booth, co-founder of The Salvation Army, carried this vision into the 19th and 20th Centuries with his proclamation: “We are a salvation people. This is our specialty – getting saved, keeping saved, and getting other people saved.”
“What is a Mission Station?” In 1876, Booth answered the question this way: “To this I reply that, as I understand it, it is not a building, or a chapel, or a hall; it is not even a society, but a band of people united together to mission, to attack, to christianize an entire town or neighbourhood… draw a line around the breadth of population you can hope to reach, and make that your parish, and aim, with tears and prayers, and the trumpet-blast of the Gospel, to christianize every soul within it.”
Commissioner Jim Knaggs, Salvation Army leader and SAVN visionary, is Spirit-led to expand Booth’s vision, culturally, geographically and digitally into the 21st Century: “…to attack, to christianize” an entire cyberspace community – evangelizing beyond the lines. “It presents a pace-setting opportunity for The Salvation Army to be on the virtual missional and evangelical cutting edge.”
`For a generation that is cause-oriented, SAVN provides the ability and opportunity to get involved directly, online, in unprecedented ways.” As a user, you will be given the opportunity to create your own personal social media Mission Station, and get involved physically, financially, spiritually in the mission of your choosing.
The intersection of technology and ministry.
The “virtual mission station.”
The “digital street corner.”
The future of evangelism…