|For Immediate Release
December 19, 2012
Manassas, VA– Evangelism Explosion International will receive the prestigious NRB Milestone Award during the Awards Dinner on Tuesday, March 5, 2013, at the NRB 2013 Convention & Exposition.
The NRB Milestone Award is presented each year at the annual NRB Convention to pioneers in Christian communications who have demonstrated exemplary service in the industry for five decades or more. This year, Evangelism Explosion (EE) celebrated its 50th anniversary.
“For five decades, Evangelism Explosion has focused on doing one thing well – glorifying God by equipping believers to multiply in and through local churches world-wide,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Frank Wright. “Although that simple goal is now widely adopted in evangelical churches and widely accepted, it wasn't 50 years ago.”
When EE Founder Dr. D. James Kennedy hand-wrote the first EE Gospel presentation and had his secretary type it up 50 years ago, he gave printed copies to his wife and four other women with this simple instruction: learn it and be ready to go out the following week to train others to share the Gospel.
Since then, millions have learned how to use the two diagnostic questions for which EE is famous to present the Gospel with clarity and compassion to friends, colleagues, family, and those they meet in “chance” encounters. Best of all, millions more have come to Christ through EE.
Last year, EE trained 324,000 worldwide to share the Gospel. And, in the process, the organization reportedly saw, in 2011 alone, over 7.25 million people make a profession of faith.
About NRB The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a non-partisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth; to promote media excellence; and to defend free speech. In addition to promoting standards of excellence, integrity, and accountability, NRB provides networking, educational, ministry, and fellowship opportunities for its members. Learn more at www.nrb.org.
About the NRB Convention The annual NRB Convention & Exposition is the largest nationally and internationally recognized event dedicated solely to assist those in the field of Christian communications. The dynamic Exposition consists of around 200 companies and is an active marketplace for those seeking tools and services to expand their organizations. NRB 2013 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, March 2-5, 2013. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.
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