Global Partners Training 2017
Moody Radio Global Partners Training Conference held Nov. 7–10, in Ghana, West Africa
Close to 200 attendees from over eight countries at this year’s Global Partners Training Conference near the capital of Ghana, West Africa, Accra.
Moody Radio partnered with two other ministries, Theovision International and Reach Beyond, in putting on this conference. Seven staff members from Moody and three members from partner organizations were in attendance.
Throughout the week, attendees were able to choose from four different sessions such as on-air presentation, audio production, social media, digital videos and leadership. During the day there was a time of spiritual development led by Chris Brooks, host of Moody Radio’s Equipped with Chris Brooks.
Chris Brooks, host of Moody Radio's Equipped with Chris Brooks
“I’m learning how to identify a powerful story, and understand that not any story is great for radio," said Jennifer Danquah, host of Sunset Drive on Sunny FM, Ghana’s premiere Christian radio station. "I’m learning how to ask the right questions to be able to dig deep and have them share all their emotions so listeners can connect with them. I’m learning how to utilize social media as well, as a way to introduce Christ to people and minister to them.”
To listen to the full interview on Equipped with Chris Brooks from Nov. 10, 2017, please visit the program web page.
In addition this year, Moody Radio manager of production, Chris Segard, hosted a day-and-a-half seminar on running church sound. This training helps audio engineers from all over the world learn how to better serve their churches through topics like live sound mixing, audio equipment, digital vs. analog, capturing the pastor's voice and mixing choirs and praise teams.
Chris Segard, department manager for Production Services
“Leadership in any organizational arena is tricky, especially with a rapidly changing cultural and technological environment," said Dr. Jennifer Epperson, director of research and learning for Moody Radio. "This is especially true for those who lead in a Christian media context as cultural and technological changes are such an integral part of what we do, encompassing both delivery and content. In serving as a facilitator in the leadership track, I learned that our African brothers and sisters also face these challenges." She added, "We discussed managing conflict in the workplace, how to best offer constructive criticism, learning more about our audiences through research, and strategic leadership.”
Dr. Jennifer Epperson, director of Research and Learning
Through Global Partners Training, which launched in 2010, Moody Radio has been forging international relationships with media ministries and training broadcasters to advance the gospel through radio. Global Partners Training Conferences have been held in Sofia, Bulgaria; Buziaș, Romania; and twice in Ghana, West Africa.
The next Global Partners Training conference will take place in November of 2018, in Eastern Europe. The topics they will cover will include leadership, video, social media, radio production and on-air work.
“This year’s Global Partners training was once again an incredible opportunity to partner with Theovision and Reach Beyond in coming alongside global broadcasters and further equiping them in sharing the gospel in compelling, relevant ways using broadcast technology,” said Collin Lambert, vice president of Moody Radio. “International conferences such as this are tremendously challenging to put together so I am incredibly thankful to all those involved with planning this week, and am humbled and grateful to those who prayed.” He added, “Our ongoing prayer is that the Lord will continue to use these global broadcasters to reach more people with the Word of God for His glory.”
Collin Lambert, Vice President of Moody Radio
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