NRB Summer Innovation Exchange Infuses Insight, Encouragement

Dr. Charles StanleyOver 50 like-minded Christian communicators gathered at the headquarters of In Touch Ministries in Atlanta last week for two days of discussion, fellowship, and idea sharing.  

And what they have to say about NRB’s Summer Innovation Exchange 2012 only offers a glimpse of what took place during the event.

“I’m encouraged and edified. Great experience.”

“Thank you, NRB, for a couple of days to refresh, reset, and revive our passion for Kingdom ministry.”

“Invaluable opportunity….”

“Great content, great networking, great friends.”

Presented by NRB and hosted by In Touch Ministries, Summer Innovation Exchange 2012 gave participants the opportunity to dig into some of the issues facing them in Christian media ministry through breakout sessions in a variety of interest areas. Phillip Bowen, CEO of In Touch, and his great staff did an outstanding job to ensure a successful and meaningful event.

As Trace Embry of License to Parent with Trace Embry put it, “The smaller breakouts were very intimate and easy to exchange ideas and develop relationships.”

Along with those key sessions, SIE participants heard a challenging devotional message from Joshua Youssef, Executive VP of Leading the Way with Dr. Michael Youssef. And Dr. Charles Stanley, Founder of In Touch, walked the group through the development of In Touch, pointing out again and again God’s hand on the ministry, which has given them direction and resources to accomplish His will.

As Dr. Stanley has said often, “Obey God, and leave the consequences to Him.”

In Touch Ministries, which is celebrating its 35th anniversary as a broadcast ministry, also served as sponsor of the 2012 Summer Innovation Exchange. Serving as co-sponsor for the 2012 SIE was 316 Networks, a worldwide company that provides video streaming services for churches, ministries, and other organizations, and integrates social media strategies for effective ministry. NRB thanks Greg Teffertiller and 316 Networks for their support for the 2012 SIE.

“With our maxed-out schedules at the NRB Convention, the Summer Innovation Exchange continues to be a high-value gathering, where the exploration of new ideas, the discussion of operational challenges, and the building of beneficial relationships all take center stage,” commented Dr. Frank Wright, President and CEO of NRB, who was present at the gathering.

Plans will be announced later this year for the 2013 Summer Innovation Exchange. Look for that information, and plan to join your friends for a meaningful time of refreshment and ministry insight!

PHOTO ABOVE: Dr. Charles Stanley gives an inspiring message at the NRB Summer Innovation Exchange's luncheon in Atlanta.  Photograph courtesy of In Touch Ministries.

Published: August 22, 2012