CBH Ministries, originally known as Children’s Bible Hour, has recently changed its name to Keys for Kids Ministries. While the name and logo have changed, the ministry is still devoted to providing Christian media and resources for children, something it has done since its beginning in 1942.
The ministry’s name change came as a result of people not knowing what CBH Ministries was. “It took a lot of time and effort to explain who we are and what we do” says Kristen Gearhart of Keys for Kids Ministries. “We wanted to upgrade our name and look (i.e., logo, website), to reflect our contemporary ministry – we do more than just radio programming and we wanted our new look to reflect that.”
Keys for Kids Ministries puts out free devotionals available to order over the phone or at the ministry’s website. The devotional is also available to read on the website and on Facebook and can be heard on the radio. For tech savvy readers there is an app available in a basic or premium package that has daily devotions to read or listen to.
In addition to the daily devotions, Keys for Kids Ministries airs radio dramas like Down Gilead Lane to encourage and guide kids about their faith. The newest drama, Red Rock Mysteries, is about “a brother and sister team who are working their way through a lot of changes in their lives – their mom just became a Christian and their new stepdad is not.” All of the programs are written for kids ages 6-12, but many people outside the target age group enjoy them!
Though there have been different names, Keys for Kids Ministries has “been in ministry for 72 years reaching kids and their families for Christ – using audio, print, and radio formats.” It’s important to remember that “while we’re updating our look and our name, we’re still reaching kids for Christ in contemporary channels and technology.”
To learn more about the radio programs and resources offered by Keys for Kids Ministries, visit www.keysforkids.org.