Liberty HealthShare to Attend Proclaim 17 as a Gold Level Sponsor

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Liberty HealthShare to Attend Proclaim 17 as a Gold Level Sponsor

Healthcare sharing ministry promoting patient rights and freedom at NRB International Christian Media Convention

Liberty HealthShareORLANDO, Florida (NRB) –  Liberty HealthShare℠, an Ohio-based healthcare sharing ministry, will sponsor and attend Proclaim 17, the NRB International Christian Media Convention being held February 27–March 2. Throughout the course of the event, Executive Director Dale Bellis will address attendees concerning patient rights and freedom and share the latest information about the healthcare sharing movement.

Bellis, himself a frequent guest on Christian radio programs, states the ministry engages in medical cost sharing because it’s “the right thing to do.” He continues, “We are here because our principles of sharing come from a set of shared ethical and religious beliefs held in common across the spectrum. We bear one another’s burdens. We invest our dollars in the lives and needs of one another. We exist for people of like mind and welcome anyone who agrees with our shared beliefs.” Bellis and Liberty HealthShare are grateful for the opportunity to support the important work of the National Religious Broadcasters.

Liberty HealthShare is a health cost sharing ministry of an existing group (Gospel Light Mennonite Church Medical Aid Plan, Inc.) that has been sharing costs since 1995. Through Liberty HealthShare, health cost sharing is currently being used by thousands of families nationwide as an organized means of sharing medical expenses.

The leadership team of Liberty HealthShare was there when the movement began in the early 1980s, and they have nearly 30 years of experience in facilitating cost-sharing. They now lend their expertise to bring the same cost-sharing methods enjoyed by thousands of Christian families to like-minded individuals everywhere. Through Liberty HealthShare, the opportunity to share medical expenses is open to anyone who subscribes to the ministry’s Shared Beliefs.

For more information about Liberty HealthShare visit www.LibertyHealthShare.org or call 855-585-4237.

For more information about Proclaim 17 and the Exposition, visit nrbconvention.org.

Members of the press who desire to cover Proclaim 17 must register in advance. For more information about press registration, please contact presscenter@nrb.org.

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 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. 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 www.nrbconvention.org.

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Exclusive Sneak Peek of Museum of the Bible Awaits Proclaim 17 Attendees in Orlando

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February 22, 2017
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Exclusive Sneak Peek of Museum of the Bible Awaits Proclaim 17 Attendees in Orlando

MOTB logoWASHINGTON (NRB) – Returning to the NRB International Christian Media Convention as a Platinum Sponsor, Museum of the Bible will present an all new, one-of-a-kind interactive preview of the soon-to-open, 430,000-square-foot museum in Washington, D.C., offering attendees an exclusive sneak peek at its exhibit plans and the interactive technologies designed exclusively for this engaging, state-of-the-art museum.

In addition, Museum of the Bible President Cary Summers will speak at Proclaim 17’s Opening Session on February 27, which will also feature cast members from the Broadway show Amazing Grace The Musical that will be the debut show at the museum’s “World Stage Theater” when it opens November 17, 2017. The cast members will perform selections from the stirring new original musical based on the awe-inspiring true story behind the world’s most beloved song.

“Museum of the Bible will provide Proclaim 17 attendees a glimpse of the memorable experience awaiting future museum guests from all walks of life as they encounter the world’s most influential book,” said Summers.

Located in Washington, just three blocks from the Capitol, Museum of the Bible is under construction and scheduled to open in November 2017.

Using cutting-edge technologies, Museum of the Bible will provide guests with an immersive, personalized, innovative experience as they engage with the Bible. The Museum Collections – an aggregation of several of the world’s most prominent private collections of biblical objects and artifacts – contains thousands of donated items as well as artifacts and rare books under long-term agreement with several collections. In addition, cooperative agreements with other institutions, including the Israel Antiquities Authority, will provide museum guests an unrivaled opportunity to engage with artifacts and materials related to the Bible.

During Proclaim 17, the NRB International Christian Media Convention taking place February 27-March 2, 2017, in Orlando, Florida, Museum of the Bible will have a breath-taking, 12,000-square-foot presentation on the floor of NRB’s award-winning Exposition — the largest marketplace dedicated to Christian media professionals.

Visitors to Museum of the Bible’s exhibit will get a firsthand look at some of the technology that will be used in Washington, D.C. A prototype of the hand-held, digital guide will be debuted in the exhibit. Attendees will have an opportunity to use these devices through the exhibit and see how they interact with exhibits to enhance the visitor’s engagement with the Bible.

Museum of the Bible will be among the more than 200 exhibitors that will be found on the floor of NRB’s Exposition. Passes to enter the exhibit hall are available for just $25. Entrance is included in a full convention registration.

While the Convention itself takes place February 27-March 2, 2017, the exhibit hall will be open February 28-March 2.

For more information about Exposition and Proclaim 17, visit nrbconvention.org.

For more information about Museum of the Bible, visit museumofthebible.org.

Members of the press who desire to cover Proclaim 17 must register in advance. For more information about press registration, please contact press@nrb.org.

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 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. 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 www.nrbconvention.org.

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Proclaim 17 Musical Guests Include Selah, Laura Story, and More

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February 13, 2017
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Proclaim 17 Musical Guests Include Selah, Laura Story, and More

Selah Laura Story Hannah Kerr Erskin Anavitarte Lindy Conant
 Selah Laura Story Hannah Kerr  Erskin Anavitarte Lindy Conant

 

WASHINGTON (NRB) – Award-winning Christian musical artists Selah and Laura Story will lead thousands of Christian communicators in worship during the opening and closing sessions of Proclaim 17, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Orlando, which will be held February 27-March 2 with the 500th anniversary of the Protestant Reformation as its theme.

The Reformation was launched in 1517 when German theologian Martin Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany. During the Opening Session of Proclaim 17 on February 27, the contemporary Christian vocal trio Selah will perform some of Luther’s greatest hymns from their recently released album, Greatest Hymns, Vol. 2.

Laura Story – best known for her songs “Blessings,” “Mighty to Save,” “What a Savior,” and “Indescribable” – will later close out Proclaim 17 on March 2 during the Closing Gala Dinner, which will be headlined by Bible teacher R.C. Sproul and India megachurch pastor P. Satish Kumar.

Other musical guests at Proclaim 17 include singer-songwriters Hannah Kerr and Erskin Anavitarte, who will lead worship during the convention’s Great Commission Summit on February 27, and missionary/songwriter Lindy Conant, who will lead worship on March 1 during the Public Worship Service at which ministry leaders Tony Evans and Nick Hall will preach.

“Thousands of Christian ministry and media professionals will gather for Proclaim 17 to network and learn, and to find resources and inspiration,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “The musical guests who will be leading us in worship at the convention will help focus our attention on the One who ultimately guides us, equips us, encourages us, and saves us.”

Members of the press who desire to cover Proclaim 17 must register in advance. For more information about press registration, please contact press@nrb.org.

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 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. 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 www.nrbconvention.org.

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Public Policy Sessions at Proclaim 17 to Highlight Attacks on Freedoms, Challenges for Christians

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February 8, 2017
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Public Policy Sessions at Proclaim 17 to Highlight Attacks on Freedoms, Challenges for Christians

WASHINGTON (NRB) – Four public policy sessions will be held on Thursday, March 2, during Proclaim 17, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Orlando, Florida.

The sessions will cover attacks on religious freedom and other First Amendment freedoms, as well as how to work in the often hostile and unfriendly environments of entertainment and politics as a Christian. In addition, there will be a one-on-one discussion between Dr. James Dobson and Fox News Host and Columnist Todd Starnes.

“It’s a challenging time to be Christian in America,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “The public policy sessions at Proclaim 17 will help attendees know more about the battles they’ve read about in the news while getting an intimate look at fellow believers who have had to deal with these attacks as a result of their faith. Session attendees will come away from the convention with a clearer picture of the challenges, how to move forward, and what to expect in the future.”

Assembled for the first session will be former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, whose employment was terminated because of his Christian faith and beliefs; Annette Kiehne, Director of Trinity Lutheran Child Learning Center, whose case is pending before the U.S. Supreme Court after her preschool was denied a state playground re-surfacing grant solely because it is run by a church; and Carl and Angel Larsen, Owners and Founders of Telescope Media Group, who are being threatened by their state with severe penalties and jail time if they decline to make wedding films that are inconsistent with their faith. Moderated by David A. Cortman, Senior Counsel and Vice President of U.S. Litigation at Alliance Defending Freedom, the hour-long panel session will highlight the human cost in the struggle for constitutional freedoms in courtrooms across the country.

In the second panel session, moderator Todd Starnes will interview acting and filmmaking couple Kevin and Sam Sorbo, who will talk about politics in entertainment. While Kevin Sorbo is best known for his role as Hercules in Hercules: The Legendary Journeys, he has also starred in a number of faith-based movies, including the acclaimed Pure Flix film God’s Not Dead, which was dollar-for-dollar the most successful film of 2014. His most recent project is Let There Be Light, which he directed and co-produced with executive producer Sean Hannity, who will also be speaking at Proclaim 17. The upcoming film also stars Sam Sorbo, who co-wrote the film’s script together with Dan Gordon, known for his work on Passenger 57, The Hurricane, and Wyatt Earp.

A third panel, also to be moderated by Starnes, will highlight cultural assaults on the freedom to believe and speak in accordance with faith, and what may lie ahead. During this 45-minute session, Starnes will interview lawyer, nationally syndicated columnist, political commentator, and author David Limbaugh and twin brothers and entrepreneurs David and Jason Benham, whose reality show with HGTV was abruptly cancelled before it was to air because of their commitment to biblical values.

Members of the press who desire to cover Proclaim 17 must register in advance. For more information about press registration, please contact press@nrb.org.

Convention details can be found at nrbconvention.org.

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 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. 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 www.nrbconvention.org.

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NRB to Bring Film Summit, Speakers, Pitch-a-thon, Screenings to Proclaim 17 in Orlando

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February 6, 2017
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 NRB to Bring Film Summit, Speakers, Pitch-a-thon, Screenings to Proclaim 17 in Orlando

WASHINGTON (NRB) – For the third consecutive year, National Religious Broadcasters (NRB) will have at its annual convention the Film & Entertainment Summit, which will feature industry executives covering topics including directing, acting, screenwriting, marketing, and more.

Among the speakers at the March 1 summit will be actor Corbin Bernsen, creative executive DeVon Franklin, media authority Ted Baehr, filmmaker Lionel Chetwynd, film producer Sam Haskell III, film production veteran Michael Scott, and director/showrunner Dave Alan Johnson.

Other film and entertainment industry speakers at the broader, four-day NRB International Christian Media Convention, Proclaim 17, include communications maven Phil Cooke, acting/filmmaking couple Kevin and Sam Sorbo, and Fox News’ Sean Hannity, Executive Producer of the upcoming movie Let There Be Light.

“If you are a Christian working in the film and entertainment industry, or if you’re an aspiring filmmaker, this is the event for you,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “Our event offers unique face-to-face networking opportunities, as well as invaluable insights from those who have found much success in Hollywood.”

Also returning this year is the popular NRB Pitch-a-thon, which gives participants a chance to pitch their story, script, or even a finished product to two different distributors. In the three years since NRB began hosting the Pitch-a-thon, a number of scripts have been purchased and a number of participants have received offers for distribution for their films. The Pitch-a-thon is scheduled to take place on February 28, the evening before the Film & Entertainment Summit. All participants must sign up in order participate.

Additionally, Proclaim 17 will feature four film screenings. Among the films being screened are The Case for Christ, a film that draws on the true story of Lee and Leslie Strobel, whose marriage struggled mightily as her growing faith collided with his determined atheism. Lee Strobel, who is among the more than 80 speakers at Proclaim 17, will be present at the screening of The Case for Christ and will offer remarks. Other films include Mully, which depicts the extraordinary rags-to-riches story of Charles Mully, whose meteoric rise from orphaned poverty in Kenya leads him on an unimaginable journey of selflessness; Because of Grácia, a movie about three young people and the choices they make that will change their lives forever; and Let There Be Light, an upcoming faith-based film about a world-famous atheist who finds his purpose and re-imagines his life after a near-death experience.

Proclaim 17 will also have multiple showings of Jesus VR, which depicts the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus Christ through the exciting new format of virtual reality. Jesus VR takes participants on a virtual trip back in time to walk alongside Jesus – experiencing life as His follower, immersed in a 360-degree view of His miracles, teachings, prayers, passion, and glory – closer than ever before.

For screening times, convention details, and the complete schedule for Proclaim 17, visit nrbconvention.org.

Members of the press who desire to cover Proclaim 17 must register in advance. For more information about press registration, please contact press@nrb.org.

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 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. 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 www.nrbconvention.org.

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Proclaim 17 Convention to Feature 80+ Speakers, 8 Summits/Tracks

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Proclaim 17 Convention to Feature 80+ Speakers, 8 Summits/Tracks

Proclaim 17 SpeakersWASHINGTON (NRB) –  Proclaim 17, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Orlando, Florida, will feature more than 80 speakers who will cover a broad range of topics – from ministry and media to professional development and public policy.

“The NRB Convention is a must-attend event for those in the business of reaching people for Jesus Christ through media,” said NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “Thousands come to our Convention each year looking for connections, resources, and insights that will help them advance their mission, their organizations, and their careers. And with the six summits and two tracks that will be held the week of Proclaim 17, attendees will get the insights most relevant to and useful for the work that they do.”

General session speakers at the February 27-March 2 Convention include ministry leaders R.C. Sproul, Nick Hall, and Tony Evans, who will be among those preaching on the “solas” of the Protestant Reformation, the 500th anniversary of which the Convention will be celebrating.

The Pastors Track, which debuted last year, will feature Lee Strobel, Eric Metaxas, and Erwin Lutzer, among others.

Speaking at the all-new Professional Development Track will be Fox News Channel’s Lauren Green, as well as acting and filmmaking couple Kevin and Sam Sorbo, among others.

Other notable speakers include actor Corbin Bernsen (Film & Entertainment Summit), Facebook’s Don Seymour (Digital Media Summit), Cru President Stephen Douglass (Great Commission Summit), communications maven Phil Cooke (TV Summit), social researcher Shaunti Feldhahn (Radio Summit), and church leaders Jonathan and Shari Falwell (Church Media Summit).

Each of the summits and tracks feature experts in their respective fields and are designed to present Christian ministry and media professionals with strategic tips, trends, and insights that can help them advance in their endeavors.

In addition, Proclaim 17 will feature public policy sessions with panelists including former Atlanta Fire Chief Kelvin Cochran, Fox News & Commentary Host Todd Starnes, family expert James Dobson, columnist David Limbaugh, and entrepreneurs David and Jason Benham, among others.

Also speaking at Proclaim 17 will be syndicated radio host Hugh Hewitt, the keynote speaker of the Media Leadership Dinner, and Fox News Channel’s Sean Hannity.

Among the thousands of Christian media and ministry professionals who attend the NRB Convention each year are 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.

Proclaim 17 will be held February 27-March 2 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida. The Exposition – which will showcase the products and services of around 200 companies, ministries, and organizations – will open its doors Tuesday, February 28, at 10 a.m.

Members of the press who desire to cover Proclaim 17 must register in advance. For more information about press registration, please contact press@nrb.org.

Convention details can be found at nrbconvention.org.

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 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. 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 www.nrbconvention.org.

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Evangelical Leaders to Preach on ‘Solas’ of Reformation as NRB’s Proclaim 17 Celebrates 500th Anniversary of Ninety-Five Theses

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January 30, 2017
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Evangelical Leaders to Preach on ‘Solas’ of Reformation as NRB’s Proclaim 17 Celebrates 500th Anniversary of Ninety-Five Theses

Tony Evans RC Sproul Erwin Lutzer Mac Brunson Barry Creamer
Tony Evans R.C. Sproul Erwin Lutzer Mac Brunson Barry Creamer

WASHINGTON (NRB) – Five evangelical preachers will take the stage at Proclaim 17, the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Orlando, Florida, to preach on the five “solas” of the Protestant Reformation as 2017 marks the 500th anniversary of Martin Luther’s Ninety-Five Theses.

The “sola” speakers will be Dr. Tony Evans, Founder and President of The Urban Alternative (“Sola Gratia” – by grace alone); Dr. R.C. Sproul, Founder and Chairman of Ligonier Ministries (“Sola Scriptura” – by Scripture alone); Dr. Erwin Lutzer, Pastor Emeritus of Moody Church (“Sola Fide” – by faith alone); Mac Brunson, Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church Jacksonville (“Solus Christus” – through Christ alone); and Dr. Barry Creamer, President of Criswell College (“Soli Deo Gloria” – glory to God alone).

“The truths that ignited the Reformation are as critical today as they were 500 years ago,” said Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of the National Religious Broadcasters (NRB). “As a premier gathering of evangelicals across America and around the world, Proclaim 17 is an ideal platform to remind ourselves of these critical truths as NRB seeks to fulfill its mission to advance biblical truth, promote media excellence, and defend free speech. I’m delighted to have a diverse group of biblical expositors to teach on the five solas of the Reformation.”

The “solas” (Latin for “alone”) represent the five foundational principles of the Protestant Reformation, which was launched in 1517 when Luther nailed his Ninety-Five Theses to the door of the Castle Church in Wittenberg, Germany.

The “sola” preachers will be among more than 80 speakers who will address thousands of Christian media and ministry professionals in Orlando February 27-March 2 for Proclaim 17 to make strategic connections, to acquire new resources, and to discover the latest tips, trends, and insights in their respective fields of work.

Every year, the 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.

“Thousands come to our Convention each year to find connections, resources, and insights that will help them advance their mission, their organizations, and their careers,” said Johnson. “If you’re in the business of reaching people for Jesus Christ through media, this is a must-attend event.”

A highlight of the annual gathering is the bustling Exposition, the world’s largest marketplace dedicated to Christian media and ministry 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. Also on the Expo floor in 2017 will be Museum of the Bible, which returns this year with an all-new, one-of-a-kind interactive preview of its 430,000-square-foot facility in Washington, D.C., scheduled to open in November 2017. Through a breathtaking 20,000-square-foot presentation, visitors to the exhibit will get a firsthand look at treasures from the museum’s notable collections, which contain some of history’s most consequential biblical artifacts. They’ll get an exclusive sneak peek at the eight-floor museum’s exhibit plans, as well as content and interactive technologies designed exclusively for this singular grand project. Museum of the Bible is the Platinum Sponsor of Proclaim 17.

Other highlights include the industry networking reception, the CV 24-hour student production competitions, the film pitch-a-thon, public policy sessions focused on religious freedom, musical performances by artists including Selah, Lindy Conant, and Laura Story, presentation of NRB’s 2017 media awards, and film screenings. Among the films being screened at Proclaim 17 are The Case for Christ, a film that draws on the true story of Lee and Leslie Strobel, whose marriage struggled mightily as her growing faith collided with his determined atheism; Let There Be Light, an upcoming faith-based film about a world-famous atheist who finds his purpose and reimagines his life after a near-death experience; and Mully, which depicts the extraordinary rags-to-riches story of Charles Mully, whose meteoric rise from orphaned poverty in Kenya leads him on an unimaginable journey of selflessness.

Then, there are the eight specialized summits and tracks, where attendees will gain valuable insights for their work and ministry. The summits that will take place during Proclaim 17 include the Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, Digital Media Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, and Great Commission (International) Summit. There will also be a Pastors Track and Professional Development Track.

In total, there will be more than 80 speakers at Proclaim 17, including preachers such as Jonathan Falwell and Lee Strobel; ministry leaders such as Stephen Douglass and Nick Hall; thought leaders such as Phil Cooke and Eric Metaxas; and newsmakers such as Sean Hannity, Kelvin Cochran, Todd Starnes, and the Benham brothers.

Proclaim 17 will be held February 27-March 2 at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida. The Exposition will open its doors Tuesday, February 28, at 10 a.m.

Members of the press who desire to cover Proclaim 17 must register in advance. For more information about press registration, please contact press@nrb.org.

Convention details can be found at nrbconvention.org.

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 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. The next Convention, Proclaim 17, will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 27-March 2, 2017. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.

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Attention Filmmakers: Pitch Your Project or Story to Distributors at Proclaim 17!

Attention Filmmakers: Pitch Your Project or Story to Distributors at Proclaim 17!

Pitchathon NRB17Do you have a story, script, or even a finished product? Want to pitch it straight to a distribution company or just get notes and input from a highly-successful film professional?

If you are registered for a Day Pass for Proclaim 17 or registered for the Full Convention, you can pitch to two different distributors at the NRB Pitch-a-thon!

During the Pitch-a-thon, representatives of participating distribution companies will be seated around tables. Everyone who signs up for the Pitch-a-thon will have five minutes at each distributor’s table – up to three minutes to pitch your project, and two for their notes. No more than two people can represent a project to a distributor and only one project is allowed per five-minute session.

The still-growing list* of those on the receiving end of the Pitch-a-thon currently includes:

  • Pure Flix Entertainment (Jim Shubert)
  • TBN / JUCE TV (Mark McCallie)
  • Bridgestone Media Group (David Austin)
  • Vision Video (Bill Curtis, Bill Carroll)
  • Parables TV (Isaac Hernandez)
  • BVOVN Network (Holly McClure)
  • Skipstone Pictures (Johnny Remo)
  •  Virgil Films & Entertainment (Craig Van Gorp)
  •  Lionel Chetwynd (Writer; 43 film & TV credits)
  • Tom Vidal (Entertainment Attorney; God’s Not Dead, What If, Like Dandelion Dust, and more)
  • Ocean Avenue Entertainment (Chris Bueno)

In the three years since NRB began hosting the Pitch-a-thon, a number of scripts have been purchased and a number of participants have received offers for distribution for their films.

The upcoming Pitch-a-thon will take place Tuesday, February 28, 2017, from 7:45 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida – site of Proclaim 17, the upcoming NRB International Christian Media Convention. The Film & Entertainment Summit, which may also be of interest to script writers and filmmakers, takes place the following day on March 1.

Registration is required to participate in the Pitch-a-thon. And all participants must arrive by 7:00 p.m. for a session on “How to Pitch.” It is recommended that prospective Pitch-a-thon participants register as soon as possible to ensure a spot with the distributor(s) they want most. Appointments are expected to fill up quickly.

To register for the event, visit nrbconvention.org. Registration for the Pitch-a-thon is completed within the Convention registration process. If you have already registered for the Convention and would like to add the Pitch-a-thon, simply log back on and modify your Convention registration. The Pitch-a-thon registration can be found at the bottom of the page with the additional meal tickets, reserved tables, etc.

*The representative(s) taking pitches for the company may be other than those named above.

R.C. Sproul to Speak on ‘Sola Scriptura’ at Proclaim 17 Closing Gala

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September 29, 2016
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R.C. Sproul to Speak on ‘Sola Scriptura’ at Proclaim 17 Closing Gala

Dr. R.C. SproulORLANDO, Fla. (NRB) – Dr. R.C. Sproul, founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, is scheduled to speak on the topic of “Sola Scriptura” (Scripture alone) at the Closing Gala Dinner on March 2, 2017, at Proclaim 17, the NRB International Christian Media Convention, in Orlando, Florida.

“We are so honored that Dr. R.C. Sproul has agreed to present the pivotal truth of Sola Scriptura at Proclaim 17,” said Dr. Jerry A. Johnson, President & CEO of National Religious Broadcasters. “When we decided to make the 500th anniversary of the Reformation our theme for our convention, I immediately thought of Dr. Sproul to present this foundational principle of the Reformation. Evangelicals stand on the truth and authority of Scripture. With the great Reformer Martin Luther, here we stand, we can do no other.”

In addition to serving as founder and chairman of Ligonier Ministries, an international Christian education and discipleship organization located near Orlando, Sproul is co-pastor of Saint Andrew’s Chapel in Sanford, Florida; chancellor of Reformation Bible College; and executive editor of Tabletalk magazine. He is heard on the radio program Renewing Your Mind, which is broadcast in the United States and around the world. He has written more than 100 books, including The Holiness of God and Everyone’s a Theologian. He also serves as general editor of the Reformation Study Bible. In February, Sproul was inducted into the NRB Hall of Fame.

Sproul will be one of five speakers who will deliver an address on a “Sola” of the Protestant Reformation. Other Solas include “Sola Fide” (faith alone), “Sola Gratia” (grace alone), “Solus Christus” (Christ alone), and “Soli Deo Gloria” (to the glory of God alone). The five Latin phrases emerged during the Reformation to summarize the Reformers’ theological convictions about the essentials of Christianity. Other Convention speakers will be announced soon.

In total, NRB’s annual Convention features dozens of speakers in the areas of media, ministry, and public policy. During the Convention there will be several industry-specific summits and tracks, including the Digital Media Summit, Radio Summit, TV Summit, Church Media Summit, Film & Entertainment Summit, Great Commission (International) Summit, Pastors Track, Professional Development Track, and Homeschool Track. Other highlights include networking events,  film screenings, and the award-winning Exposition featuring more than 200 exhibitors, including Museum of the Bible, the Convention’s Platinum Sponsor, which will present a one-of-a-kind interactive preview of its eight-floor, 430,000-square-foot facility in Washington, D.C., scheduled to open November 2017.

Last year’s Convention drew more than 4,700 participants.

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; 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. The next Convention, Proclaim 17, will be held at the Orlando World Center Marriott in Orlando, Florida, Feb. 27-March 2, 2017. For more information, go to www.nrbconvention.org.

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Ambassador Ron Dermer to Speak at Proclaim 16 Media Leadership Dinner

February 18, 2016

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Ambassador Ron Dermer to Speak at Proclaim 16 Media Leadership Dinner 

Ambassador Ron DermerNashville, TN – The Media Leadership Dinner at Proclaim 16 – the NRB International Christian Media Convention in Nashville, TN – will have Israel’s Ambassador to the United States, Ron Dermer, as a speaker.
The annual invitation-only gathering on Tuesday, February 23, assembles the “principals” of NRB’s member organizations and specially-invited VIP guests for a unique time of inspiration and interaction. Past speakers have included Steve Forbes, Ben Carson, and Eric Metaxas, among others.

“We are proud to welcome Ambassador Dermer to Proclaim 16, and to have him speak to leaders within our association,” commented NRB President & CEO Dr. Jerry A. Johnson. “Serving as Israel’s representative in the U.S., Ambassador Dermer is not only an ally but a good friend. His insights will help us in our intercession for the nation and people of Israel, who hold a special place in God’s heart.”
Ambassador Dermer was born and raised in Miami Beach, FL. He earned a degree in Finance and Management from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania and a degree in Philosophy, Politics and Economics (PPE) from Oxford University. For three years, he was a columnist for The Jerusalem Post.

In 2004, Ambassador Dermer co-authored with Natan Sharansky the best-selling book The Case For Democracy: The Power of Freedom to Overcome Tyranny and Terror, which has been translated into 10 languages. From 2005 to 2008, Ambassador Dermer served as Israel’s Minister of Economic Affairs in the United States. From 2009 to 2013, he served as Senior Advisor to Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
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 atwww.nrb.org.

About the 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 will be held at the Orlando World Marriott in Orlando, FL, February 27-March 2, 2017. For more information, go towww.nrbconvention.org.

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