National Religious Broadcasters was born out of crisis. When it appeared that evangelical Christians would have little or no access to the airwaves in the US, NRB was organized to give strength to the voice of those proclaiming the infallible truth of God's Word. Today that voice needs to be just as strong...if not stronger.
Yet the international scene has even more challenges. While we live and serve in a country built on democracy and freedom of religion, there are many who serve in nations where the Gospel is suppressed. Others are ministering in a window of opportunity that may soon close. Others face persecution and death for the act of Christian broadcasting.
As US Christian broadcasters have learned of ways to help those in other parts of the world facing such challenges, they have stepped up, built partnerships, and provided training, encouragement, resources, and prayer. NRB has now joined in the process of securing US broadcast partners for Christian broadcasters in other parts of our globe. Coming along side major international broadcast ministries and individual broadcasters, NRB is committed to give visibility to the need and offer projects to begin the process of building relationships between Christian broadcasters around the world.
The NRB office of Strategic Partnerships has been initiated to find worthy projects and worthy ministries and bring them to the attention of our NRB member stations and ministries. On the pages of this site you find representative opportunities to reach out to men, women, boys and girls that you may never see. You will learn of the situation in various countries around the world, including the economic, political, and religious conditions. And you will hear of the impact Christian media is making. Christian broadcasters who have already built relationships know the value that is received is far greater than that which is given. Tim McDermott, president of KSBJ, Houston, is one such broadcaster. He has led his station to assist Christian broadcasters in Africa and South America. As Tim says, "...although you go to learn and help, you will find that you will receive much more than you give to those you are helping."
Take time to look as some of the opportunities. Pray about the involvement you and your ministry and/or station might have. Then contact Dr. Ron Harris at NRB and become a strategic partner.
The Indonesian woman provided us with a taste of the sweet liquid they were collecting from palm trees on that remote island. We were there to dedicate the first radio station on the island of some 100,000 people...a Christian station.
We attempted to pay the woman for the few sips of the liquid we had tasted, knowing that it was her livelihood to collect, prepare, and sell the drink. She refused our money...several times. When asked why, she just shrugged and said, "Everyone in the world is thirsty."
That Indonesian woman didn't know it, but she had just explained why people would give money, travel thousands of miles, encourage and train excited disciples, and pray constantly. Everyone in the world is thirsty. They are thirsty for peace, for joy, for hope. And for millions around the world, Christian radio is their link to the living water found through faith in Jesus Christ.
What is your part?
National Religious Broadcasters is encouraging our member broadcast stations and ministries to see the need, understand the urgency, and become a partner with their international counterparts to take living water to thirsty people.
On these pages you will find both needs and opportunities. They are a small representation of the needs all over the world to enhance and encourage Christian communicators and to impact our global culture for Christ.