“CIAM’s Vision is to Bring the Good News of Jesus Christ to Communities Across Canada by Partnering with Christians to Establish Non-commercial, Community FM Radio Broadcasts.”
“I AM who I AM…This is my name forever, the name by which I am to be remembered from generation to generation.” (Ex. 3:14-15)
CIAM’s focus is on the eternal I AM. Our ultimate goal is to see communities transformed for Christ, and lives changed, built up and restored through a personal living relationship with Jesus Christ.
CIAM emphasizes building a strong vital community through the Word of God and Christian music, which is done through relevant programming and music for family and youth. In addition, CIAM provides community services information, relevant news coverage, song request hours and content serving several ethnicities.
As a means of reaching the whole community with the Good News, CIAM also has a strong emphasis on community involvement and community outreach.
“…But you are a chosen generation, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, His own special people, that you may proclaim the praises of Him who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light…”(1 Peter 2:9)
CIAM’s main purpose is to present the Good News in its simplest and clearest format without commercial advertising as a means of revenue. CIAM Radio is a listener supported non-profit non-commercial broadcast. Support and involvement from the local Christian community sustains the CIAM broadcast. We also believe that a Christ-centered community radio outreach depends highly on unity in the body of Christ as we serve together, yet recognizing our diversities and different gifts.
“For as we have many members in one body, but all the members do not have the same function, so we, being many, are one body in Christ, and individually members of one another. Having then gifts differing according to the grace that is given to us, let us use them…” (Romans 12:4-6)
CIAM is best described as a community of missionary servants, who have a common vision to bring the Good News to Canada’s People. We are focusing on the eternal I AM. As a means of reaching the whole community with the Good News, we recognize the importance of “The Body of Christ” serving together in the community: ultimately, we serve together as missionaries with one common purpose and heart, whether as full-time or volunteer servants involved in programming and broadcasting, or as supporters in prayer or finances.
CIAM is a mission based radio broadcast. We encourage local believers to participate in the broadcast as an outreach to their neighbor and community. It is an active involvement in displaying the love of Jesus through the means of community broadcasting. CIAM is also a “relational” radio broadcast, and every person that serves is a “missionary”. We believe, non-Christians listen to CIAM for community information and are drawn to quality music and a message that relates to them.
CIAM started with a vision and burden for Christ-centered media already in 1999. Today, CIAM operates as a non-profit charitable mission organization based out of the culture diverse community of Fort Vermilion, Alberta, with its support center in Edmonton. CIAM is closely linked with media visionaries broadcasting to the Chinese, India and Bolivia. CIAM can best be described as a community of missionary servants, who have a common vision to bring the Good News through creative media here at home and globally.
In 2003, CIAM Radio was miraculously approved by CRTC as the first broadcast of its kind in Alberta. Since then, CIAM Radio has been broadcasting to Northern Albertans, in a 24 hour daily Christian community format. Presently, CIAM Radio is broadcasting in 22 locations in Alberta, Saskatchewan and British Columbia. CIAM is presently working with numerous community groups across Canada who has a desire to see Christian community broadcasting established in their communities.