Social Media Helps Us See More of God’s Work

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Social Media Helps Us See More of God’s Work

By Matt Brown

We live in a time of God moving around the world in ways unprecedented in Church history, but most of us are stuck in the “bad news” media cycle that keeps our heads spinning with worry and concern for the future of our children.

With all the bad news that floods our TV and smart phone, God’s Word calls us to focus on that which is good. Philippians 4:8 chides our over-worried generation saying, “And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.”

How much of your life would change if you focused on the good?

What most Christians don’t realize is that there is so much good God is doing in the world today, and there is constant fodder for which to focus our hearts on, that would encourage and surprise us, and lift our faith to new levels.

I share many stories of the astonishing work of God in the world today in my upcoming book Awakening (releases February 10 from Leafwood Publishers).

One of the easiest ways to open your eyes to more of what God is doing is to simply open Twitter, and follow what God is doing in the Church on social media.

In my new book, I write, “Some of the signs of spiritual awakening in the world today can be found on social media. Local pastors that you’ve probably never heard of have tens of thousands or even hundreds of thousands of real followers on social media.”

The business magazine Fast Company reports, “Celebrities aren’t the only ones who can claim royal status on Twitter.” Though he might not be Kim Kardashian, the Pope has already collected hundreds of thousands of followers for his Twitter account. It’s not surprising that holy high rollers are drawn to the medium: religious leaders on average pull more weight per tweet, with one retweet for every five hundred followers. In comparison, musicians typically get a retweet for every thirty thousand followers.

“We see a very high level of engagement with religious and spiritual content,” a Twitter spokeswoman told CNN. “Followers respond to these topics with replies, retweets, and clicks on links much more often than they do other subjects.”

The New York Times originated this study, stating: Why are some tweets more popular than others? When a Twitter staff member set out to answer that question 10 months ago, he thought the answer would emerge among posts from NBA players, politicians, or actors. Instead, he found a mystery: a set of messages that were ricocheting around Twitter being forwarded and responded to at a rate that was off the charts. “They were punching way above their weight,” said Robin Sloan, who discovered the anomaly but did not recognize the names behind the tweets. Joyce Meyer, Max Lucado, and Andy Stanley were not well known inside Twitter’s offices. But they had all built loyal ranks of followers well beyond their social networks — they were Christian leaders whose inspirational messages of God’s love perform about 30 times as well as Twitter messages from pop culture powerhouses like Lady Gaga.3  (Awakening, pp. 57-58)

At this year’s NRB Digital Media Summit, Lord Robert Edmiston, a member of the British House of Lords, will share his personal journey of transforming, literally overnight, his worldwide radio broadcasting ministry into a digital media ministry focusing on evangelism using short form digital videos on a mobile platform.

We don’t need to look further than social media to see that God is at work in the Church around the world in surprising ways. This is one of the many reasons it is important for Church leaders to engage on social media. It will encourage and inspire their faith. We need to be careful not to get too focused on our own ministry bubbles that we become disconnected from all God is doing in other places.

Matt Brown is an evangelist, author of Awakening: How God’s Next Great Move Inspires and Influences Our Lives Today (Spring 2015, Leafwood Publishers), and founder of Think Eternity. He and his wife, Michelle, are impacting thousands of people with the Gospel each year through live events and online. They also minister to more than 400,000 followers on social media daily.

Joel Rosenberg to Speak on Israel, Iraq, and Islam at NRB15

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January 29, 2015
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Joel Rosenberg to Speak on Israel, Iraq, and Islam at NRB15

Joel RosenbergNashville,TN– Best-selling author and Middle East expert Joel C. Rosenberg is scheduled to headline a dinner event at the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN, on Thursday, February 26.

In addition, he will join a panel on “Islam: Cultural & Security Challenges” that will include Frank Gaffney, Founder and President of the Center for Security Policy, and Erick Stakelbeck, Host of The Watchman on CBN. The Tuesday, February 24 panel will be moderated by Dr. Richard Land, President of Southern Evangelical Seminary.

“Joel Rosenberg has unique insights about critical issues today related to Israel, Iraq, and Islam,” noted Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, NRB President & CEO. “We are thrilled to welcome him to NRB15 for this crucial and timely discussion, and to hear his insights related to jihad and security.”

Rosenberg is the New York Times best-selling author of eight novels and five nonfiction books, with nearly 3 million copies sold. He is the producer of two documentary films based on his nonfiction books. He is also the founder of The Joshua Fund, a nonprofit educational and charitable organization to mobilize Christians to “bless Israel and her neighbors in the name of Jesus” with food, clothing, medical supplies, and other humanitarian relief.

The son of a Jewish father and a gentile mother, Rosenberg is an evangelical Christian with a passion to make disciples of all nations and teach Bible prophecy.

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 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. NRB 2015 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2015. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.

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BYOBB Record Label Launch

BYOBB Record Label Launch

Atlanta, GA (January 6th, 2015) – Haitian born actor Cameron Arnett, best known for his roles in Star Trek: The Next Generation, Doogie Howser MD, and recent  co-star of the award winning movie, Stand Your Ground is now the President and CEO of the newly launched BYOBB Records! Arnett, known for his long standing love for great music has selected Mic Sykes as the first artist to launch. CEO of BYOBB Records, Cameron Arnett is a stickler that the lyrical content of the artists reflect integrity of God’s word.  Mic Sykes delivers both the lyrical content and excellent artistry with ease. While never giving up his style, Sykes lifts up the Christ!

NEW MUSIC@BYOBB!

Exciting News from BYOBB! This past December 2014, BYOBB Records launched their record label and held an Album Release Party for their newly signed artist Mic Sykes. Sykes released his new CD, “Make Room”.. BYOBB Records creates, produces and records Christian music along with radio programming.

BYOBB Media and Outreach Ministries launched in 2001 and has been captivating the airwaves through the internet and television ever since. Now they’re doing it with music through BYOBB Records and premiere artist Mic Sykes. His music captivates, encourages, motivates you to step into your God destined life.

Hear new releases like D.O.C, I Declare War and Make Room.

Stop by our booth #933 at NRB Convention.For more information, call 770-969-9698 or visit us at www.byobb.tv.

 

 

New Children’s Show

New Children’s Show

CAPS & BYOBB.TV

Atlanta, GA (January 8, 2015) — New programming on BYOBB.TV coming soon! It’s a new children’s show! Camy Arnett Production Studios (CAPS) presents “Jesus Is My Booski” a story set in The Kingdom of Zoe where there’s fun-filled adventures and wholesome entertainment for all!

This children’s show is an answer to the issues of life bombarding children everywhere, and provides a firm yet comical introduction to living life “God style” from the days of your youth.

You’re sure to fall in love with the likes of Sasha Sunshine, Jasper, Sha-na-owa, Joyous Wonder and more!

Stop by booth #933 at the NRB Convention. For more information about BYOBB.TV, please visit www.byobb.tv or call 770-969-9698.

‘The Challenge of Islam’ at the NRB15 Int’l Christian Media Convention

For Immediate Release
January 20, 2015
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‘The Challenge of Islam’ at the NRB15 Int’l Christian Media Convention

NRB15 logoNashville, TN – On Tuesday, February 24, the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN, will focus on Islamic challenges to theology, the Great Commission, culture, and security. A special one-day registration is available for this event.

The morning session will cover “Islam: Theological and Great Commission Challenges.” This session will feature theologians, expositors, apologists, and a broadcaster who is a former Muslim. Dr. Michael Youssef, Dr. William Lane Craig, Dr. Erwin Lutzer, and Isik Abla will share research, insights, and personal stories about the challenges we face from the theology and global rise of Islam. How should we approach the issue from a doctrinal and Gospel perspective, and how should we fulfill the Great Commission among Muslim peoples?

In the afternoon, the session theme is “Islam: Cultural and Security Challenges.” Baroness Caroline Cox will speak about how Islamic culture challenges the Judeo-Christian concept of human rights. What does Sharia Law mean for women? Session attendees will also learn about religious persecution and slavery under Islam.

What should America expect as our Muslim population grows?

England will serve as a “case study” for America in the following session. Joining Baroness Cox, a panel from the UK will discuss changes, challenges, and opportunities that face a country with a Judeo-Christian culture and an increasing Muslim population. Along with Cox, the panelists will include Dr. E. David Cook, Lord Robert Edmiston, and Peter Kerridge of Premier Radio. This panel will speak from their own experience as British leaders from Christian media, academia, business, and government. This session will be moderated by NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson.

The afternoon session will conclude focusing on “Islam: Security Challenges.” Frank Gaffney, Joel Rosenberg, and Erick Stakelbeck will consider what Christians at home and abroad need to know about the security threats posed by Islamists who are using a strategy of terrorism to wage jihad. Understanding that government is ordained by God to use the sword to restrain evil (Romans 13), and that in representative government Christians must be engaged as citizens, what do we need to know about current security threats posed by Islamic terrorism? This panel will cover the security landscape in America, Europe, and the Middle East. Dr. Richard Land will moderate this session.

“When Muslim immigration to America and Europe grows every year, when Islamic terrorists increasingly behead and bomb, when barbaric Islamists are forming a caliphate across Syria and Iraq, it is time for Christians to figure out the Great Commission for the Church and the security mandate for our government,” shared Dr. Johnson. “More than ever before, Christian broadcasters must know the theological issues and security factors that must be addressed with Islam.”

Other speakers and sessions at NRB will also address Islam, including John Bolton, Former US Ambassador to the United Nations (Monday); Isik Abla, a broadcaster who converted from Islam to Christianity, who will speak in the International Session (Tuesday); Ron Dermer, Israel’s Ambassador to the United States (Thursday); and Joel Rosenberg, who will headline the dinner on Thursday speaking on the topic of “Israel, Iraq, and Islam.”

In addition to the sessions on Islam, the upcoming NRB Convention will also include sessions on radio, church media, marriage, the sanctity of human life, and defending free speech. There is also a Film & Entertainment Summit (Monday, February 23) and a Digital Media Summit (Wednesday, February 25).

The convention schedule, speakers list, and registration information are available at nrbconvention.org. In total, there will be more than 60 speakers at NRB15 and around 200 exhibitors participating in the Exposition (February 24-26). The convention begins Monday, February, 23, and ends Thursday, February 26.

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 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. NRB 2015 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2015. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.

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Naomi’s Village New to NRB

Naomi’s Village New to NRB

After the Darkest Night: How the Survival of One Small Boy Might Change Kenya

MAAI MAHIU, KENYA (January 11, 2015) – Joshua Mbugua’s arrival at Naomi’s Village (NV) Children’s Home in early 2011 came with little fanfare. As NV’s first child, 3 year-­‐old Joshua bore few outward signs of his recent struggle, as he confidently lugged his suitcase onto the grounds of his new home on that warm sunny day. He looked up at the kind faces before him, and in his little voice began to sing a song in his Kikuyu tongue: Joshua, the Lord Saves. None of the strangers, soon to become family, could possibly imagine the horror Joshua had witnessed just two months before.

Joshua’s father, drunk and angry, had come home one night and slaughtered his pregnant wife, 7 year-­‐old son and 1 year-­‐old baby boy with a machete, before hanging himself from the rafters. Joshua squeezed out through a small hole in their dirt walled home and hid in the dark night, waiting for the chaos to end inside. Then he crawled back in, curled up next to his dead mother’s body and slept for the night. Joshua remembers his dad swinging overhead, unwilling to respond to his questions in the dark.

Joshua’s story is now one of 58 unique tales at NV. Each child carries the burden of a tragedy that left them totally orphaned. Yet tragedy is the last word that comes to mind as tiny giggles and shuffling pajama feet scamper from room to room. Instead, restoration washes over the parentless little ones like a safe blanket shielding them from their past. They are priceless and beautiful to Naomi’s Village.

Daily nutrition, excellent healthcare, safe boundaries, and trauma counseling were the first gifts of restoration Joshua felt when he arrived. Those things, and most of all love, led to almost overnight healing inside Joshua’s heart, mind and soul. He simply came alive again.

Naomi’s Village has resources to provide more than just simple child rescue for Joshua. NV envisions raising Joshua to be part of the answer to the cries of his peers one day. Yet that dream will only be realized if he has access to an excellent education.

To that end, Naomi’s Village launched a 1st world leadership school, Cornerstone Preparatory Academy, in January 2013. At full capacity Cornerstone will educate 45 poor students from NV and the nearby community.

The ultimate goal is that what started as one project, will multiply into hundreds of similar hope projects across Kenya through the NV/Cornerstone children. Obviously a dream that large requires proper funding. NV is in the early stage of building an endowment to finance these multiplication efforts. When Joshua graduates from university, he will have the opportunity to present a business/non-­‐profit proposal to the endowment board to request the funding needed to get his project off the ground. When his project is approved, an advisor will assist Joshua to guide his steps in the early phases of development and help provide accountability for money disbursed as his project grows.

Cornerstone’s motto, “Change Starts From Within”, means change should begin in Joshua, but also must originate in Kenya. Internal healing and growth are clearly visible in this boy, now a strong, kind, assertive 7 year-­‐old who bears no signs of that terrible night. And as for Kenya, still groaning under the collective weight of 2.4 million orphans, Joshua may just represent her best chance for real redemptive change one day.

Joshua is just one story. We invite you to contact us to hear more.

Naomi’s Village will be attending the NRB Convention for the first time in February 2015. To schedule an interview, contact:

Naomi’s Village

Contact: Rachel Lewis | Director of Marketing & Events

Email: Rachel@naomisvillage.org

Phone: 214-­‐886-­‐1371

NRB Profile: nrb15.mapyourshow.com/6_0/exhibitor/exhibitor-­‐details.cfm?ExhID=242911

Website: naomisvillage.org

Twitter: twitter.com/NaomisVillage

Facebook: facebook.com/NaomisVillage

Thousands of Christian Media and Ministry Professionals to Attend NRB15

For Immediate Release
January 14, 2015
Contact:
Kenneth Chan
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Thousands of Christian Media and Ministry Professionals to Attend NRB15

NRB15 Proclaim logoNashville, TN– Next month, thousands of Christian media and ministry professionals will make their way to the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN, to network, to discover new resources, and to expose themselves to the latest tips, trends, and insights in their field of work.

Every year, the NRB Convention draws a wide range of participants, including radio and TV station owners and operators, pastors, church media professionals, radio and TV program producers, college educators, students, filmmakers, Web and mobile developers, social media managers, marketing representatives, and ministry staff members.

“The convention provides a venue for Christians in media and ministry to find connections, resources, and insights that will help them be more effective in reaching people and making an impact,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “With the changes we’re seeing technologically and culturally, the annual NRB Convention has become a must-attend for more and more Christian communicators.”

A highlight of the annual gathering is the bustling Exposition, the largest marketplace dedicated to Christian media professionals seeking to harness the power of electronic media to spread the Gospel.  Showcasing their products and services will be around 200 companies, ministries, and organizations, including broadcasters, nonprofits, educational institutions, publishers, media agencies, and broadcast equipment and software companies. And this year, for the first time, admission to the Expo floor will be free for those who register.

Then there are the speakers, of which there are more than 60. NRB15 speakers will include David Platt, George Barna, Mark Burnett & Roma Downey, Steve Forbes, Eric Metaxas, Alistair Begg, Michael Youssef, Mike Huckabee, Chuck Norris, Joel Rosenberg, John Bolton, Ambassador Ron Dermer, Tony Perkins, Jim DeMint, and Alan Robertson of Duck Commander. Topics will include radio, church media, marriage, the sanctity of human life, the challenges of Islam, and defending free speech.

Also, after a successful first year, the Digital Media Summit will be back with cutting-edge leaders in the areas of Web, mobile, content strategy, social media, and analytics, including representatives from Facebook and Twitter. The all-day, innovation-packed event will cover the latest tips, trends, and insights in today’s increasingly digital world. It takes place on Wednesday, February 25.

In addition, on Monday, February 23, NRB15 will debut the Film & Entertainment Summit, which will bring together entertainment professionals, distributors, filmmakers, and executives for movie and entertainment-related keynotes, panels, seminars, networking events, Q & As, and pitch-a-thon. Topics will include “The Process: Advice from Hollywood about Getting Your Project Produced,” “Successfully Distributing and Marketing to the World,” “Successful Writing and Directing for the Millions,” “How to Succeed in Mass Audience Movies, Television, & Entertainment (Without Losing Your Soul),” and “How to Succeed in Hollywood (Without Losing Your Soul).”

NRB15 will be held February 23-26, at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN. The Exposition will officially open its doors Tuesday, February 24, at 11 a.m.

The theme of the convention is “Proclaim,” based on Psalm 105:1, Give thanks to the LORD, call on His name; proclaim His deeds among the peoples, and meant to promote evangelistic, media, and cultural engagement in line with the mission of NRB to advance biblical truth, promote media excellence, and defend free speech. Convention details can be found at nrbconvention.org.

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 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. NRB 2015 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2015. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.

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Selah to Perform at NRB15 Convention

For Immediate Release
January 12, 2015
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Selah to Perform at NRB15 Convention

SelahManassas, VA–Selah is scheduled to perform on Wednesday, February 25, at the Worship Service of the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN.

“With award-winning talent and a gift for tuning hearts to worship, Selah is the perfect group to lead in worship this evening,” noted NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “We are delighted to welcome them back for NRB15.”

Comprised of Todd Smith, Allan Hall, and Amy Perry, Selah has garnered eight Gospel Music Association Dove Awards – including five Inspirational Album of the Year trophies – and eight #1 singles, along with numerous other accolades. With signature hits such as “You Raise Me Up,” “Wonderful, Merciful Savior,” and “Press On,” Selah has to date amassed total sales surpassing 4 million album and single units combined.

After 17 years in ministry and an impressive list of accolades, the members of Selah continue to impact lives with their musical gifts.

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 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. NRB 2015 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2015. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.

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FamilyLife’s Dennis Rainey to Speak at NRB15 Convention

For Immediate Release
January 8, 2015
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FamilyLife’s Dennis Rainey to Speak at NRB15 Convention

Dennis RaineyManassas, VA– Dennis Rainey is scheduled to speak on Wednesday, February 25, at the Media Excellence Dinner of the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN.

“Dennis has a driving passion for families to live for Christ, and he’s dedicated his ministry to encourage and strengthen them in their Christian walk,” commented NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “Our attendees will be blessed at NRB15 as Dennis shares his heart for God’s people.”

Dennis Rainey is the President and CEO of FamilyLife, a subsidiary of Campus Crusade for Christ. Since the organization began in 1976, Rainey’s leadership has enabled FamilyLife to grow into a dynamic and vital ministry that offers families blueprints for living godly lives.

Rainey has authored or co-authored more than two dozen books, including the bestselling Moments Together for Couples and Staying Close. He has also received two Golden Medallion Awards from the Evangelical Christian Publishers Association.

A powerful and effective communicator, Rainey can be heard daily as co-host of the nationally syndicated radio program FamilyLife Today®. For his work in radio, Rainey was the recipient of the NRB Radio Program of the Year Award twice. Rainey serves as the senior editor of the HomeBuilders Couples Series®, which has sold more than 2.5 million copies and has been translated into 47 languages. He also serves on the Board of Directors of FamilyLife and Dallas Theological Seminary.

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 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. NRB 2015 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2015. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.

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Newsboys to Perform at NRB15 Convention

For Immediate Release
January 6, 2015
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Newsboys to Perform at NRB15 Convention

The NewsboysManassas, VA– Newsboys are scheduled to perform on Tuesday, February 24, at the Evening Session of the NRB 2015 International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN.

“Newsboys are a standout Christian band that directs listeners’ focus to Christ with powerful worship music,” remarked Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of NRB. “Their latest venture is a superb revival of timeless hymns, and we are delighted for them to share this project with our attendees at NRB15.”

Comprised of lead vocalist Michael Tait, Jody Davis (guitar), Jeff Frankenstein (keys), and Duncan Phillips (drums), Newsboys are one of the most influential bands in Christian music today. The group has more than eight million units sold, 33 #1 radio hits, four GRAMMY® nominations, multiple Dove Awards, and five Gold records, among numerous other accolades.

The title-cut from the group’s best-selling 2012 recording, God’s Not Dead (Like A Lion), topped the CHR chart for seven consecutive weeks and garnered an RIAA Gold certification. The band’s Restart, released in 2013, features the history-making #1 hit, “We Believe,” which topped the Billboard Christian Music chart for 15 consecutive weeks to become the band’s longest-running #1 single to date. The band’s first-ever hymns recording, Hallelujah For The Cross, was released November 2014.

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 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. NRB 2015 will be held at the Gaylord Opryland Resort and Convention Center in Nashville, TN, February 23-26, 2015. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.

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