Covenant Media Foundation A Little History
In 1983, Dr. Greg Bahnsen was receiving many requests for copies of his sermons and lectures-more requests than he could handle. So, he asked his parents, Bob and Virginia Bahnsen if they would consider filling those requests for tapes and publications. After prayerful consideration Covenant Tape Ministry was started as a "weekend" ministry. A typed list of available materials was photocopied and distributed to those who asked for it. Gradually, the tape ministry grew as the demand for Dr. Bahnsen's instruction steadily increased.
In 1992, Covenant Tape Ministry took a giant step and published its first major catalog. Other conveniences were added over the next several years, such as the acceptance of major credit cards and an 800 order number. By 1994 the ministry had grown beyond a full-time labor for Bob and Virginia (approximately 7,000 audio tapes sold that year). Pastor Randy Booth began to work part-time with CTM as the ministry continued to expand.
On December 11th, 1995, Dr. Bahnsen died after his third open-heart surgery. For those involved with CTM the concern for the tape ministry was to take steps to preserve and expand Dr. Bahnsen's teaching legacy. As a result, Covenant Media Foundation (CMF) was formed as a non-profit ministry. CMF began operation in January of 1996 and purchased Covenant Tape Ministry. In 2001, CMF moved to Nacogdoches, TX, and is now a ministry of Grace Covenant Church, where CMF director, Randy Booth, is the pastor.
It is the purpose of Covenant Media Foundation to promote sound biblical education and training for Christians at all levels. We are committed to working with believers from a wide range of theological backgrounds and associations, in the Spirit of Christ, with the common goal of advancing the kingdom of God both in the lives of individual Christians and throughout the culture. We are represented by speakers from several denominations.
The sales of tapes and publications generally cover our day-to-day operating costs for materials, rent, utilities, and salaries. Other costs, such as new equipment, publishing projects and other special ministries depend on your generous donations to CMF. Your gifts and monthly contributions enable us to expand the influence of the CMF ministry in countless ways.
Again, we appreciate your help in multiplying the effect of the educational ministry of CMF.
Our Association With
Christ Theological Seminary
We are proud to work with Christ Seminary as co-laborers training men and women for service in Christ's kingdom. However, Covenant Media Foundation is a SEPARATE ministry from Christ Seminary.
- 10% for active college and seminary students.
- U.S. domestic postage paid on all orders over $100.00. Equivalent amount deducted from international orders.
- Students enrolled at Christ Seminary should call CMF at 1-800/553-3938 to obtain information for obtaining theIr required course materials at a special dicount.
Duplication and Distribution
CMF is grateful for your interest and is happy to provide these materials for Christian education to you. We hope you will find them a blessing. If you know others who would also benefit from such cds and publications, please feel free to pass your order to them when you are finished. We really want to get the word out.
However, we would kindly request that you please do not reproduce the materials on your own. Remember that it is our speaker's efforts, education and research which have gone into producing these materials and it is by these labors that they support themselves and their families. CMF pays royalties to the speakers
Many of the CMF tapes were not produced in a studio. We have relied mostly upon "on-site" production. CMF has no control over the master tapes which we receive from a variety of sources, representing different levels of recording experience or tape quality. Sometimes there is diminished voice or recording quality, background noises, or the cd ends before a lecture is finished. We have attempted to identify all specific problems and have retained useable but less-than-perfect cds only where we felt they were still worth distributing because of their excellent and edifying content.
However, we desire your complete satisfaction. We therefore request that you please return any cds if your are dissatisfied with the quality of the recording or where the reproduction was in any way defective. We will make every effort to correct the situation, replace defective cds, or supply an alternative for you. Please contact us immediately if you experience difficulty. It is our intention to provide you with dependable service.
How to Reach Us
- Hours: 9 to 4 CST--Monday through Friday.
- U.S. Orders Only: 1-800/553-3938
- Information of Foreign Orders: 1-936-564-3450
- U.S. Mail: CMF, 8784 FM226, Nacogdoches, TX 75961
Web Site: http://www.cmfnow.com
Additional Order Information
If ordering by mail, please make checks payable to CMF (U.S. funds only). Include catalog numbers (individual tapes have their own numbers e.g., GB101, and complete CD sets have a different number e.g., ASI2), a brief description of the items ordered, costs, discounts, shipping, donation amount, sales tax for Texas residents, and your total. If paying with a credit card, include your account number, expiration date, the cvv code from the back of your card and the name as it appears on your credit card.
Terms & Conditions
Welcome to the Covenant Media Foundation terms and
conditions, which apply to your use of the Covenant Media Foundation Website.
By accessing this Website, you agree to be bound by them.
"Conditions" means these terms and conditions:
"Personal Information" means any personal details provided by you via
the Website; "User(s)" means (a) user(s) of the Website either
collectively or individually, as the context requires; "We/us/our"
means Covenant Media Foundation, "Website" means the website located
at www.cmfnow.com or any subsequent URL which may replace it; and
"You/your" means you as a user of the Website.
We will provide you with access to the Website in accordance
with these Conditions.
2 YOUR OBLIGATIONS
2.1.1 agree not to use the Website (or any part of) for any
illegal purpose and agree to use it in accordance with all relevant laws;
2.1.2 agree not to upload or transmit through the Website
any computer viruses, macro viruses, trojan horses, worms or anything else
designed to interfere with, interrupt or disrupt the normal operating
procedures of a computer;
2.1.3 will not upload or transmit through the Website any
material which is defamatory, offensive, or of an obscene or menacing
character, or that may cause annoyance, inconvenience or needless anxiety;
2.1.4 will not use the Website in a way that may cause the
Website to be interrupted, damaged, rendered less efficient or such that the
effectiveness or functionality of the Website is in any way impaired;
2.1.5 will not use the Website in any manner which violates
or infringes the rights of any person, firm or company (including, but not
limited to, rights of intellectual property, rights of confidentiality or
rights of privacy);
2.1.6 agree that in the event that you have any right, claim
or action against any Users arising out of that User's use of the Website, then
you will pursue such right, claim or action independently of and without
recourse to us.
3.1 You agree to be fully responsible for (and fully
indemnify us against) all claims, liability, damages, losses, costs and
expenses, including legal fees, suffered by us and arising out of any breach of
the Conditions by you or any other liabilities arising out of your use of the
Website, or the use by any other person accessing the Website using your PC or
internet access account.
4 OUR RIGHTS
4.1 We reserve the right to:
4.1.1 modify or withdraw, temporarily or permanently, the
Website (or any part of) with or without notice to you and you confirm that we
shall not be liable to you or any third party for any modification to or
withdrawal of the Website; and/or
4.1.2 change these Conditions from time to time, and your
continued use of the Website (or any part of) following such change shall be
deemed to be your acceptance of such change. It is your responsibility to check
regularly to determine whether the Conditions have been changed. If you do not
agree to any change to the Conditions then you must immediately stop using the
4.2 We will use our reasonable endeavours to maintain the
Website. The Website is subject to change from time to time. You will not be
eligible for any compensation because you cannot use any part of the Website or
because of a failure, suspension or withdrawal of all or part of the Website
due to circumstances beyond our control.
5 THIRD PARTY LINKS
In an attempt to provide increased value to our Users, we
may provide links to other websites or resources. You acknowledge and agree
that we are not responsible for the availability of such external sites or
resources, and do not endorse and are not responsible or liable, directly or
indirectly, for the privacy practices or the content (including
misrepresentative or defamatory content) of such websites, including (without
limitation) any advertising, products or other materials or services on or
available from such websites or resources, nor for any damage, loss or offence
caused or alleged to be caused by, or in connection with, the use of or
reliance on any such content, goods or services available on such external
sites or resources.
We have the right, but not the obligation, to monitor any
activity and content associated with the Website. We may investigate any
reported violation of these Conditions or complaints and take any action that
we deem appropriate (which may include, but is not limited to, issuing
warnings, suspending, terminating or attaching conditions to your access and/or
removing any materials from the Website).
7 YOUR DATA
7.1 We respect your personal information and undertake to
comply with applicable UK Data Protection legislation from time to time in
7.2 You should be aware that:
7.2.1 if we are requested by the police or any regulatory or
government authority investigating suspected illegal activities, or upon
receipt of a court order, to provide your Personal Information and/or
information concerning your activities whilst using the Website we shall do so;
7.3 We reserve the right in our reasonable discretion to disclose
details of your use of the Website in relation to any, or any threatened, Court
Proceedings in connection with your use, or the use of anyone under your
control, of the Website whether in connection with the matters set out in these
Conditions or otherwise.
8 INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY AND RIGHT TO USE
8.1 You acknowledge and agree that all copyright, trademarks
and all other intellectual property rights in all material or content supplied
as part of the Website shall remain at all times vested in us or our licensors.
You are permitted to use this material only as expressly authorized by us.
8.2 The Website is Copyright, Your BDA here, 2003. All
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9.1.2 by email to firstname.lastname@example.org
9.2 As proof of sending does not guarantee our receipt of
your notice, you must ensure that you have received an acknowledgement from us,
which will be sent within 3 working days of our receipt and should be retained
10. LIMITATION OF LIABILITY
10.1 WHILE WE WILL USE REASONABLE ENDEAVOURS TO VERIFY THE
ACCURACY OF ANY INFORMATION WE PLACE ON THE WEBSITE, WE MAKE NO WARRANTIES,
WHETHER EXPRESS OR IMPLIED IN RELATION TO ITS ACCURACY.
10.2 The Website is provided on an "as is" and
"as available" basis without any representation or endorsement.
Unless specified in separate terms and conditions related to a particular
product or service, we make no warranties of any kind, whether express or
implied, in relation to the Website, or products or services offered on the
Website whether by us or on our behalf (including free software downloads)
including but not limited to, implied warranties of satisfactory quality,
fitness for a particular purpose, non-infringement, compatibility, security,
accuracy, condition or completeness, or any implied warranty arising from
course of dealing or usage or trade.
10.3 Unless specified in separate terms and conditions
related to a particular product or service, we make no warranty that the
Website or products or services offered on the Website whether by us or on our
behalf (including free software downloads) will meet your requirements or will
be uninterrupted, timely, secure or error-free, that defects will be corrected,
or that the Website or the server that makes it available or products or
services offered on the Website whether by us or on our behalf (including free
software downloads) are free of viruses or bugs or are fully functional,
accurate, or reliable. We will not be responsible or liable to you for any loss
of content or material as a result of uploading to or downloading from the
10.4 Notwithstanding any other provision in the Conditions,
nothing shall limit your rights as a consumer under
United States law.
10.5 You acknowledge that we cannot guarantee and therefore
shall not be in any way responsible for the security or privacy of the Website
and any information provided to or taken from the Website by you.
10.6 We will not be liable in contract, tort or otherwise if
you incur loss or damage connecting to the Website through a third party's
10.7 We will not be liable, in contract, tort (including,
without limitation, negligence), pre-contract or other representations (other
than fraudulent misrepresentations) or otherwise out of or in connection with
the Website or products or services offered on the Website whether by us or on
our behalf (including free software downloads) for:
10.7.1 any economic losses (including without limitation
loss of revenues, profits, contracts, business or anticipated savings); or
10.7.2 any loss of goodwill or reputation; or
10.7.3 any special or indirect or consequential losses; in
any case whether or not such losses were within the contemplation of either of
us at the date on which the event giving rise to the loss occurred.
10.8 Nothing in the Conditions shall exclude or limit our liability
for death or personal injury resulting from our negligence or that of our
servants, agents or employees.
If any part of the Conditions shall be deemed unlawful, void
or for any reason unenforceable, then that provision shall be deemed to be
severable from these Conditions and shall not effect the validity and
enforceability of any of the remaining provisions of the Conditions.
Nothing shall be construed as a waiver by us of any
preceding or succeeding breach of any provision.
Each provision of these Conditions shall be construed as
separately applying and surviving even if for any reason one or other of those
provisions is held to be inapplicable or unenforceable in any circumstances.
14 ENTIRE AGREEMENT
These Conditions (as amended from time to time) contain the
entire agreement between you and us relating to the subject matter covered and
supersede any previous agreements, arrangements, undertakings or proposals,
written or oral, between you and us in relation to such matters. No oral
explanation or oral information given by either of us shall alter the
interpretation of these Conditions. You confirm that, in agreeing to accept
these Conditions, you have not relied on any representation save insofar as the
same has expressly been made a representation in these Conditions and you agree
that you shall have no remedy in respect of any misrepresentation which has not
become a term of these Conditions save that your agreement contained in this
Clause shall not apply in respect of any fraudulent misrepresentation whether
or not such has become a term of these Conditions.
The Conditions will be exclusively governed by and construed
in accordance with the laws of United States whose Courts will have exclusive
jurisdiction in any dispute, save that we have the right, at our sole
discretion, to commence and pursue proceedings in alternative jurisdictions.