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Cultural Reformation

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KatleenCookeby Kathleen Cooke

Kathleen runs our SPARC Screen Media Scholarship, and is a founding partner and Vice President at Cooke Pictures in Burbank, California and co-founder of The Influence Lab. 

Working in the Hollywood media and entertainment industry is challenging for Christians. We’re often thrown into a “one category” – Christian pile. We’re one of them. Over the past 25 years, our company, Cooke Pictures has had the opportunity to work on some great documentaries and media projects that required research on great men of faith who lived through challenging cultures and difficult times. William Wilberforce, William Tyndale, and Martin Luther, to name a few. Currently, we’re working with the Museum Of The Bible scheduled to open in November 2017. This is the year, 500 years ago, 1517, that Martin Luther nailed his 95 thesis statements to the doors of the church and is noted to have started what is now known as “The Reformation.”

CONNECT17 Radio Awards: Most Engaging Radio Prize

Written by Christer King Edeborg on . Posted in News & Updates, Programming (On-air), Upcoming Events

You can still submit entries for the CONNECT17 Radio Awards: Most Engaging Radio Prize. The prize is open to Christian Media & Arts Australia Members from radio stations or radio program producers* in two categories:

  1. Metro/National – Capital City Markets and National Programs and Networks
  2. Regional – non capital city markets

Entries can be in the form of radio show or specific radio program.

The winner in each category will be the one that; in the judges opinion, has created the most compelling content during the calendar year of 2016. READ MORE and APPLY (Before May 8, 2017)

Pray for persecuted Christians to remain hopeful, diligent and safe this Easter

Written by Christer King Edeborg on . Posted in Church & Community Engagement, News & Updates, Press Releases

A state of emergency has been declared in Egypt following two church bombings on Sunday 9 April, which killed at least 44 people and injured over 100 people. [ Images: Mohamed Abd El Ghany/Reuters ]“The latest bombings and killings of Christians in Egypt have highlighted again the need for solidarity, aid, and prayers for persecuted Christians around the world.

This has been called the single deadliest day of violence against Egyptian Christians in decades. It comes as attacks against Christians have increased in recent months. Earlier this year, Islamic State announced they would be targeting Egyptian Christians.

Open Doors contact in Egypt said, “One of the most joyful days for Christians in Egypt is Palm Sunday… The joyful day turned into a painful tragedy.”

He heard about the first attack as he was leaving to go to his own church service with his family. Shortly after his service finished he heard about the second attack, “…doubling our pain and deepening our shock.”

A national study on religion, spirituality & worldview trends 

Written by Christer King Edeborg on . Posted in News & Updates, Press Releases Faith and Belief in Australia Research is brought to you by Olive Tree Media, Christian Media & Arts Australia, Christian Schools Australia and MTS (Ministry Training Strategy). The results will be presented in Melbourne, Sydney and in an open to the public session at CONNECT17 on the Gold Coast.

The 2017 findings will be presented by McCrindle Research.

Broadcast Easter Service Live from Sydney Opera House

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EasterServiceWesley Mission continue their Easter Sunday Tradition with a Sunrise Service at the Sydney Opera House.

The annual 6am resurrection service, this year on April 16, is a wonderful celebration, not just to those who attend, but to Australians across the nation. The service is broadcast live on Channel 9, Sydney’s Hope 103.2, Melbourne’s 89.9 LightFM and live streamed on the internet.

Digital Assets Manager – Christian Media & Arts Australia

Written by Kim Wilkinson on . Posted in Radio Positions Vacant

cmaa_logoFull Time Position
Location is negotiable (Sydney based preferable)

Christian Media & Arts Australia is the peak organisation representing Christians and Christian organisations and ministries in media and the creative industries. Our mission is to advocate and empower creativity, excellence and unity amongst members and Christians in media and arts. As a cultural influence organisation, CMAA develops catalytic greenhouses (influence incubators) that empower the transformation and redemption of lives, society and culture through media and the arts.

Open House Returns to Radio

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OpenHouseReturnAfter a two-year break, popular Sunday night talk radio program Open House returns, with new host – Stephen O’Doherty

Commencing Sunday March 26, Open House returns with a new host, but a similar 3 hour conversational format embracing all things life, faith and hope.

Sales Executive – Hope Media Sydney

Written by Kim Wilkinson on . Posted in Radio Positions Vacant

hope-media-logoFull Time Position
Based in Sydney

Hope Media is Sydney’s leading Christian media organisation, communicating messages of hope and inspiration to transform life, faith and culture. We are the parent company of Hope 103.2, Inspire Digital on DAB+, The Open House program, and Hope Online featuring additional radio streams ’Fresh’ and ’Christmas Hope’.

Conference Connection Leads to Re-Brand of Radio Program

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MessagesofhopeStrategic Minds create a new brand for Messages of Hope

A conversation at last year’s CMAA Conference led to Lutheran Media hiring Strategic Minds Communications to rebrand their ‘Face to Face’ radio program and website. Face to Face had been around more than 30 years with content – on topics as diverse as dementia, depression and forgiveness – broadcast on over 120 radio stations (and the Vision Network) in Australia and New Zealand.

Supporter Engagement Manager – Vision Christian Media Brisbane

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Vision Christian Media are looking for a Manager responsible for the development and execution of the Supporter Engagement Strategy which incorporates Fundraising through relationship development and communications (through a variety of channels), new supporter acquisition, advocacy, major donor relations, corporate donations, grant solicitation, and in-kind resources.

Christian TV Producer Helps University Secure Half Million Dollar Grant

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SeniorSmilesA documentary produced by Richard Attieh, one of Australia’s most well known television producers, has helped the University of Newcastle’s School of Health Sciences secure a $540 000 research grant. The funds will help the University continue its world-leading research in Oral Health and Hygiene for the aged and elderly across Australia.

Welcome Rachel Chow to the CMAA Team

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Rachel Chow joins Christian Media & Arts Australia as our Digital AssistantRachel

The team at Christian Media & Arts Australia are pleased to announce the addition of Rachel Chow as our new part-time Digital Assistant.

Rachel is a ‘born and bred’ Gold Coast local, and will be supporting the development of the digital content and infrastructure that supports our growing digital hub and digital sustainability projects in our media community.

Assistant Music Director – Juice Gold Coast

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JuiceLogo3The Assistant Music Director is a crucial role within the Juice1073 team. This role is focussed on achieving the station’s goals relating to engagement with our listeners.

The Juice1073 Programming Department encompasses the community-facing operations of Juice1073, and as such this role is important to the successful fulfilment of the station’s Mission and Vision.

200 Not Out – Bible Bicentenary

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Australia’s longest living organisation may not be who you think it is.

BibleSociety200It’s not Houghton Wines or Westpac or the Australian Agricultural Company and it’s certainly not McDonalds. There wasn’t a Big Mac in sight when community leaders Governor and Lady Macquarie created Bible Society in 1817.

Ahead of its Bicentenary on 7th March 2017, Bible Society remains the oldest continually operating organisation in our nation’s history. The only change is the name. In 2010, the Bible Societies in each state merged into a single organisation, Bible Society Australia.

February Law Notes thanks to Emil Ford Lawyers – Helping you help others

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This issue of Christian Media & Arts Law Notes looks at improvements to financial reporting for not-for-profits, and making sure you distinguish clearly between volunteers and employees in your organisation. Celebrations are around the corner as Emil Ford is about to celebrate 100 years!

Radio Sales Executive – Rhema Newcastle

Written by Kim Wilkinson on . Posted in Radio Positions Vacant


Part-Time (20 Hours Per week) with a view of Full-Time.

Rhema FM 99.7 is a Christian Radio Station broadcasting across Newcastle and the hunter regions of NSW. We have an exciting opportunity for an experienced Sales Executive to join our team. The Sales Executive is responsible for finding and developing new sponsorship revenue from a variety of local businesses and organisations, through selling radio sponsorships.

Entries Closing for 200 Stories Project

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CMAA Partners with Bible Society’s Short Film Project

Dave Jensen StoryThe 200 Stories Project is an opportunity for budding and seasoned short-film makers to share creative stories of transformation, life and light.

2017 marks 200 years of sharing the Bible in Australia. To celebrate this milestone, we’re inviting film makers to help showcase the impact the Bible has had on Australians from all walks of life.

There is one single criteriaeach film must incorporate an Australian communicating a verse from the Bible.

Final film submissions due by 10 February 2017

Open House Producer – Hope Media Sydney

Written by Kim Wilkinson on . Posted in Radio Positions Vacant

OpenHouseLogoOpen House is a live news, current affairs and talkback programme exploring life, faith and culture from a Christian perspective. Each programme includes compelling interviews, engaging talkback and expert opinion on the issues of the week.

In March 2017 Open House returns for a new season, with a new host – Stephen O’Doherty.

New CEO for Brisbane

Written by Kim Wilkinson on . Posted in News & Updates

dwayne965Dwayne Jeffries has been announced as the new CEO for Brisbane’s 96five

Veteran broadcaster, sesquipedalian, husband, and father of two girls, Dwayne has extensive experience in commercial radio, and more recently Christian community radio.

For over 25 years he has been on air and leading radio station teams around Australia, and even worked in Ireland for a period of time. Most recently Dwayne’s roles have included Breakfast Anchor for 2GO Gosford and Content Director for WSFM, and over the last four years, he has been Content Director for Sydney’s Hope Media.

Vision listeners feed 15,000+ Hungry Children

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Take Away Hunger Day encouraged listeners to give $6 to feed a child for a month.

visionfthOn Thursday December 15 Vision Christian Radio partnered with Feed The Hungry to give nutritious emergency meals to children in over 20 countries around the world including refugee children fleeing to Uganda for safety, and children living in drought-stricken areas like Malawi in Southern Africa.

Media Manager – Bayside Church Melbourne

Written by Kim Wilkinson on . Posted in Radio Positions Vacant

bayside-church-logoThis position requires the ability to produce video media to communicate and inspire key Bayside Church messages, as well as lead and train a team of media volunteers.

Bayside Church is a vibrant church attracting people of all ages. We believe the message of the gospel is timeless but the way we communicate needs to be contemporary and fresh and engaging people.

You will be a part of a dynamic team that is responsible for the development of contemporary media initiatives.

Content Director – Hope Media Sydney

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hope-media-logoThe Opportunity You’ve Been Waiting For - Sydney’s Hope Media is seeking a new CONTENT DIRECTOR

The Opportunity:
After building a strong on-air team and creating a consistent and distinctive on-air presence, that has captured the attention of an ever increasing audience, Hope Media’s Content Director is moving on to a more senior role.

December Law Notes thanks to Emil Ford Lawyers – Helping you help others

Written by Kim Wilkinson on . Posted in News & Updates, Sponsored Updates


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This issue of Christian Media & Arts Law Notes looks at changes regarding misleading or deceptive conduct in relation to fundraising and an important reminder to Boards of their obligations in regards to the Fair Work Act.  Also, you are invited to take advantage of a Special Offer for your organisation to take an Intellectual Property Fitness Test.

Apply for a Volunteer Grant before December 20

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Apply for a Volunteer Grant before December 20Individuals or Organisations representing volunteer based community groups are eligible for up to $5,000 in Government Funding.

Up to $10 million is currently available for Volunteer Grants in 2016. Eligible organisations and individuals can apply before December 20 for funding amounts of between $1,000 and $5,000.

The application process is very simple and money is intended for you to use it in ways that will help your volunteers.

Cliff Barrows of Billy Graham Evangelistic Association passes away aged 93

Written by Kim Wilkinson on . Posted in News & Updates

cliff-barrowsClifford Burton Barrows, 93, of Marvin, North Carolina, died Nov. 15, 2016, at Carolinas Medical Center – Pineville, following a short illness.

Best known as the music and program director of the Billy Graham Evangelistic Association (BGEA), Cliff Barrows was born on April 6, 1923, in Ceres, California, the son of Harriet M. and Charles Tilson Barrows (both deceased).

Aussie Revivalist Hosts Major Event in Europe

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Thousands of Christians are gathering in Sweden from 28-30 October, 2016.

Aussie Revivalist Hosts Major Event in EuropeIt’s for Awakening Europe – a mass gathering at the Friends Arena in Stockholm, organised by an Australian, Ben Fitzgerald. GOD TV will air the event LIVE worldwide, with several sessions from the event, broadcast across Australia and New Zealand.

Speakers include Todd White of Lifestyle Christianity, Heidi Baker of Iris Global, Paul Manwaring of Bethel Church and Joakim Lundqvist of Word of Life Church, Sweden. Worship leaders include Daniel Hagen and the Resound Band from Australia; Jeremy Riddle (Bethel Music); Jake Hamilton, Chris Pöschl and Northwind Collective.

Naomi Reed Releases Children’s Book

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The Zookeeper – a tale of unimaginable love, is the latest book from author Naomi Reed.

zookeeper2The 64 page children’s chapter book tells the whole Biblical story, from creation to recreation, and is illustrated by Naomi’s son, Stephen. The narrative begins in a wide, open valley, where the animals are known and loved and fed by the Zookeeper. They are reminded that they can play wherever they want to in the valley, but the one place they can’t play is on the other side of the sparkling river, in the dark forest.

Tech Team Member – ACCTV

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acctvlogoThe ACCTV Tech Department is responsible for ensuring the operation of broadcast infrastructure, integration with our website, file asset management and monitoring software and all other general technical systems. We are looking for an enthusiastic learner with some solid IT experience. You don’t need to have all the answers, but you do need a great attitude and a strong desire to learn new things.

Australia’s National Church Life Survey Now On

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The 2016 National Church Life Survey (NCLS) is the world’s largest, and takes place in October and November.

Australia's National Church Life Survey Now OnFor the last 25 years The National Church Life Survey (NCLS), has been conducted in the same year as the Australian Government National Census. The 2016 NCLS is the sixth wave of the NCLS project which involves over 3,000 churches from more than 21 Christian denominations or movements.

“The 2016 NCLS will provide a snapshot of the Australian church, capturing its social, theological and geographic diversity. This is the largest and longest-running local church survey in the world, with more than 400,000 surveys ordered,” said Dr Ruth Powell, Director of NCLS Research.

Open Doors presents The Insanity of God Tour

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Missionary couple Nik and Ruth Ripken, authors and subject of ‘The Insanity of God’, tour Australia’s East Coast.

Open Doors presents the Insanity of God TourNik and Ruth Ripken were an ordinary couple, and former pastors from Kentucky, who travelled to Somalia in the 90’s to live as missionaries in the middle of a war zone. “It was like I was getting on a plane in the New Testament and getting off the plane in the Old Testament. It was like I’d flow into hell.” After several years of service in one of the hardest mission fields on earth, Nik and Ruth travelled the world to meet others who had suffered for their faith and are now coming to Australia to share what they have learned.