Gospel Outreach with Media

hosted by the Christ in Media Institute at Bethany Lutheran College, Mankato, Minnesota, USA
coordinated by Tom and Judy Kuster

Flags of countries of people participating while this conference was open for discussion


This 2017 conference is the third hosted by CMI. The first two contain excellent resources and are still available to visit for reading only: the 2016 Spring Conference and the 2016 fall conference. These conferences have been visited from 88 countries around the world. This conference, like the others, is designed for anyone interested in these three intertwining motifs: the Gospel, Outreach, and Media. By each we mean...


God rescued us and all the world from sin and eternal death through the redemptive work of His Son Jesus Christ.


Our Lord commands us to take this message beyond our circles of Christian believers out to the world of those who do not have saving faith in Christ.


We seek to use God's gifts of media and technology to carry this message to large audiences in the United States and around the world.

How to participate in the conference

  • Participation is free. Please consider helping to defray conference costs. Learn how here.
  • Scan the index of presentations below. Note those of special interest to you.
  • To "attend" a session, just click on the title, and you will be taken to the presentation. It may involve text, images, audio, video, or combinations of these.
  • We encourage you to join the discussion. At the bottom of each presentation page, you will find a place for posting comments, questions, and suggestions. Presenters will be monitoring the discussion, and may answer your question or respond to your comment.
  • We especially hope that students (high school, college, and seminary) will participate actively in the discussion. Of course, anyone else may do so too.
  • If you are posting questions/comments, please glance through previous posts to determine if that question has been asked before.
  • Note the location names at the very top of each page. Clicking on a name will take you directly to that location.
  • Return to the conference as often as you wish to follow the discussions.
  • Remember that there may be people attending this conference for whom English is not their first language. Each page has a link enabling translation into many languages.

The Conference will be closed to further postings after three weeks, on Monday, November 13. After the Conference closes, the presentations and discussions will be permanently archived for you to read at any time.

Send comments on the overall conference, or problems, to the coordinators.

The usual disclaimers

  • Please ask questions that are relevant to the papers and refrain from developing a personal topic or agenda. We expect participants to remain cordial. The coordinators of the conference retain the right to delete any posts considered inappropriate. Anonymous inflammatory posts will be deleted.
  • Contributors to the conference are solely responsible for the information they provide. The Christ in Media Institute and Bethany Lutheran College cannot be responsible for nor can we attest to the accuracy or efficacy of the information others provide.

Conference sessions

The Message

Special Reformation Anniversary Presentations

Gospel Media Outreach Around the World

Expanding Approaches to Gospel Outreach with Media

General Comments