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With 50 years of experience, we "get" that things are always changing! That's why we've dedicated a section of our website to provide the very latest information about the speakers and ministries we serve--and about us, too. Come take a look at "what's new"--or use the sidebar options to take a deeper look at areas of particular interest. In case you wonder what we think, we've dedicated a space for commentary (including guest posts). And take a look at who's been to Ambassador lately in our own version of the Greenroom!

Getting the Most from Social Media

  • Thursday, July 8, 2010
  • Carolyn Kim
  • Insights

Social Media Strategy MeetingIt's what we all want, isn't it? We want to see our organization, station, or ministry reap all the benefits social media can offer. We hear of the big success stories from organizations like Cocoa Cola, Starbucks, Toyota, and Unicef. Now the question that's flooding conversations from top management down is "how do we optimize our Social Media impact?"

The answer? Integrate it into a holistic strategy.

When a new tool comes for communication, there's a feeling of not wanting to be left out. We saw that with direct mail, email, websites and now social media ...

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Inspired by my pastor's series this summer ... name the person and the destination for full credit!

1)  His journey, and life calling, was completely redirected when he experienced blinding light on his road trip.

2)  Out for a desert spin, this guy briefly met a stranger on the way ... the rest is (African) history, they say.

3)  He encountered a carcass and honey on his trek--and later, a trip to the "barber shop."

4)  You might call this the ultimate Stone Soul Picnic ... taking sustenance to his brothers, he ended up with a little larger assignment.

5)  The hike ...

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Music Lifts the Soul

I really enjoy music.  Keep in mind, I have no musical talent.  At one time I was quite the singer, but then my voice changed, and let's just say - now, not so much. 

I resonate with the words of Lady Catherine (from my wife's favorite movie - Pride and Prejudice) "There are few people in England, I suppose, who have more true enjoyment of music than myself, or a better natural taste. If I had ever learnt, I should have been a great proficient."  OK maybe I wouldn't be a great proficient, but I really like it.

The ...

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NRB Research Symposium…Danger and Opportunity

  • Thursday, July 1, 2010
  • Carolyn Kim
  • Insights

At the start of the NRB Research Symposium, Robert McFarland shared a great piece of insight that framed the rest of the time. We're hearing of "crisis" all the time--economically, geographically, organizationally. The Chinese symbol for "crisis" is composed of two characters--Danger and Opportunity. People are leaving the Church, ministries are facing lay-offs, donors are dwindling and policies are threatening religious freedom. But this danger is coupled with more opportunity to reach generations than ever before. When all was said and done, I was floored by the potential available for Christian Media today!

As my fellow attendees will probably ...

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A Summer to Remember

It's summertime again!  (Didn't we just celebrate Christmas!?)Porchswing

Time does speed by, and the older we get the faster it seems to go!  Remember the summers of long ago when the days were long and lazy?  Summer seemed to go on forever!

You can make this a summer to remember with some very simple ideas from Emilie Barnes.  Even if you aren't able to take a vacation this year, take a few hours each week, or each month for some mini-vacations.  

Emilie loves her mini-vacations with friends and family - a picnic, or a walk by a quiet ...

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A Conversation with Nancy and Joni

As Nancy Leigh DeMoss shares on today's Revive Our Hearts program . . .

Some of you may be familiar with the children's book called We're Going on a Bear Hunt by Michael Rosen.  On their trip, the family encounters hard times: long, wavy grass; a deep, cold river; thick, oozy mud; a big, dark forest, and a whirling, swirling snowstorm.  Each time, they realize, "We can't go over it. We can't go under it. Oh, no, we have to go through it."

I saw that, and I thought, "What a picture of life."  Encounter hard times: cancer ...

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