Kathleen and I are speaking this week at the National Association of Broadcasters Conference (NAB) in Las Vegas. It’s the largest media conference in the world, and is the showcase for all new equipment in the industry. Barry Cobus, who founded “Technologies for Worship” magazine a number of years ago, approached the NAB with the idea of starting a “Worship Technology” track of workshops and classes. Barry convinced the NAB of the growing market of church and ministry broadcasters, and the NAB leadership has really embraced the concept.
Now, I’m proud to be working with a group of teachers and trainers who are doing a wide range of workshops on TV and radio production, lighting, sound, marketing, branding, directing actors, networking, and more.
This is a great example of Barry’s idea of embracing the secular culture and making an impact there, instead of doing a specifically “Christian” conference. We need more thinkers like this – people who aren’t afraid of engaging the culture. My hat’s off to Barry and his team. After one of my classes today, a young man came up to me and said, “I’m not a Christian, but I have to tell you that what you’re doing is awesome. It’s really fascinating, and I want to know more.” Thanks Barry.
You’re a real media missionary.