February 16, 2017

James A. Smith Sr.




 Willow Creek Community Church to Receive 2017 NRB Best Short-Form Video Award for ‘Road to Emmaus’

Willow Creek logoWASHINGTON (NRB) – Willow Creek Community Church will receive NRB’s 2017 Best Short-Form Video Award for “Road to Emmaus” on Thursday, March 2, at Proclaim 17, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Orlando, Florida.

The NRB Media Award for Best Short-Form Video is presented to a church for a short-form (15 minutes or less) production that demonstrates outstanding creativity, use of technology, and team involvement and effectiveness.

Willow Creek Community Church is a non-denominational, Evangelical, ethnically diverse church located in the Chicago suburb of South Barrington, Illinois. Founded in 1975 by Bill Hybels, who is currently the senior pastor, the church has three weekend services averaging more than 20,000 attendees. Willow Creek also has seven regional campuses around the Chicago area and streams its services on

The Best Short-Form Video Award is one of 22 awards that will be presented during Proclaim 17, which takes place February 27-March 2, 2017, at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando. For the complete list of 2017 award recipients, click here.

About NRB

The National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) is a nonpartisan, international association of Christian communicators whose member organizations represent millions of listeners, viewers, and readers. Our mission is to advance biblical truth, promote media excellence, and 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

About the NRB Convention

The annual NRB International Christian Media Convention 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. The next Convention, Proclaim 17, will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, February 27-March 2, 2017. For more information, go to




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