As an association founded to expand and protect access to the airwaves, promote education and training for members, and to provide networking opportunities, NRB is your partner in helping you reach the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Our member organizations are dedicated to integrity, excellence, and advancing Christian communications.
The Value of NRB Membership
Membership in NRB will strengthen your work through the relationships, resources, and training opportunities we provide. Together we can reach the world for Christ.
We live in a day where the cause of Christ is under threat, seemingly from every quarter. Nowhere is this more true than in the arena of Christian broadcasting.
While Christian radio, television, and Internet broadcasters have tremendous influence in bringing the claims of Christ to a culture desperately in need of truth, there are dark and ominous clouds on the horizon. The designation of historic Christian teaching as hate speech, the demand that religious groups hire unbelievers in key staff positions, and the threat to statutorily re-impose the so-called Fairness Doctrine are all examples of significant contemporary threats to the interests of Christian broadcasters.
Since 1944, NRB has been in the forefront of the battle to keep the doors of electronic media open for the spread of the Gospel. As that battle continues to heat up, we continue to work diligently to protect and preserve the rights of Christian broadcasters. We do this in the halls of Congress, with regulatory agencies such as the FCC, in the courts and within the Executive Branch.
Our association works to preserve religious freedom and strengthen our members’ efforts to proclaim the message of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. NRB member organizations represent million of listeners, viewers, and readers worldwide.
Membership in NRB is not automatic. Not every Christian broadcaster is eligible to join our association. NRB maintains very high standards for ethics, integrity, and financial accountability. In addition, we have a thoroughly biblical Statement of Faith, which limits our membership to those who fully subscribe to the teachings of the historic Christian faith.
Types of Membership
Full membership with voice and vote and all other benefits of NRB is offered to organizations and individuals within the United States and internationally who are associated with the field of Christian broadcasting. This includes non-profit and for-profit organizations and individuals such as: Christian station and network owners/operators, program producers, agencies, attorneys and consultants representing Christian broadcasters, and Christian educational institutions offering media communications training and/or student-run broadcast.
Associate membership is offered to individuals and organizations who are engaged in services related to the purposes of the members of NRB. This includes vendors, suppliers, manufacturers, publishers, musicians, Christian educational institutions with non-broadcast communications degree programs, start-up stations/programs, Christians working within secular media, individual faculty, and retired broadcasters.
iNRB – NRB for Students, Faculty, and Colleges
iNRB is a network of Christian students and faculty that provides a forum for you to share ideas and goals, find employment and internship opportunities and to come together in Christian fellowship. It’s designed especially for students and faculty wanting to make a difference in the broadcast industry, wherever that may be.