Advisory Councils Pave Way for Convention, Association, and Members

Advisory Council MeetingChristian media professionals and ministry personnel from across the nation and around the world gathered in Nashville last week for the spring 2013 Advisory Council Meetings.

There, they discussed pressing issues and the future landscape within their concentrations of media and ministry. They also gathered to identify educational and training topics specific to their industries that deserve attention during the NRB 2014 Convention, which will be held February 22-25, 2014.

“Had a productive time at NRB spring planning meeting, working on great education session ideas for 2014 convention,” tweeted Angie McGregor, Executive Director of Communications for Ron Phillips Ministries.

“[NRB 2014]’s going to be the best yet!” added Strategic Social Marketing Consultant Sandy Ellingson.

In addition to conferring with NRB leaders as to how the association can better serve Christian broadcasters and communicators, Advisory Council participants had the opportunity to enjoy the fellowship of like-minded professionals in their industry.

One participant shared how the meetings helped her get through the exhaustion she’s been feeling while engaging in kingdom work in her industry.

"My thick skin usually doesn't let the ugliness penetrate, but there's just been more than the usual these past few months. Even knowing it was probably the work of the enemy wasn't helping me to get through it,” she shared. “What did help was sitting around a table, listening to the needs of my fellow fighters in this war, and then sharing my own need. The groans around that table when I mentioned an unintended conflict and my earnest desire to resolve it … my goodness, they were balm to my soul.”

“It was so nice to have this hard situation cared about by fellow leaders and brought before the Lord for help,” she added. “I left our meetings encouraged and renewed and excited again about the awesome chance to join with God in His work.”

Open to all, Advisory Councils meet twice a year (once during the annual NRB Convention) and are organized in six different fields: Radio, Television, Internet, Church Media, International, and Intercollegiate (iNRB).

Following the Advisory Council Meetings last week were meetings of the NRB Standing Committees, who assembled to make specific, final plans and assignments for the upcoming Convention and the Annual Media Awards program. Standing Committees are established to advance the overall mission of NRB and to serve the unique interests of specific constituencies within the NRB family. Members of the Standing Committees, including the chairs, are elected each year during NRB’s annual Convention.

For a list of Standing Committees and their members and chairs, click here.

PHOTO ABOVE: Members of the NRB Radio Advisory Committee discuss the challenges and opportunities of Christian radio. Photograph courtesy of Jon Wilke.

Published: June 6, 2013