Christians in Media is the 'brand' name for the Church & Media Network, which is a non-denominational charity. The charity began in 1967 in response to a request from the BBC for help with religious programming across their local radio network. The charity has been known under a number of different names over the years. It became 'Christians in Media' in October 2018 to properly reflect its mission purpose: 'to support, encourage and inspire Christians who work in, and with, media'. We do this through online and face-to-face activities that create a sense of community, family.
Our vision is to see Christians working in, and with, media flourish in their faith and be influential for the Kingdom: to see churches engaging positively with traditional and non-traditional media: to see the life-affirming gospel message of faith, hope and love increasingly reflected in content across all forms of media.
Christians in Media operates digitally and in real time. It creates space to pray for each other, encourage each other, to inspire each other through workshops, training sessions, conferences, to share information, news, blogs, notice of job vacancies etc..
The Annual 'Day of Prayer for the Media' is a call to church and small group leaders to set aside time to pray for their local, regional and national media: to pray for those in their church congregations and communities who work in, and with, media. It is a chance for faith and media leaders and influencers to submit prayers and thoughts via our special website
The Church and Media Conference is a space for discussion, debate and learning. Leading media figures, and influencers, come together to share, talk and teach about issues that matter to Christians who work in, and with, the media.