RightNow Media launched in São Paulo, Brazil in April 2021 and currently serves over 400 churches across each state of the country. Through a strategic alliance with Nextgen Global Leaders, the team of eight brings quality RightNow Media content in Portuguese to inspire the Brazilian church to live out their faith in Christ.
Marcelo is married to Susi Mary and has two daughters, aged 17 and 19 years old. He has served as a pastor and church planter for 30 years and as Moderator of the Presbyterian Church in Argentina for five terms. Marcelo has master’s degrees in accounting, divinity, and cultural anthropology and is a PhD candidate studying at the South African Theological Seminary. Before working with RNM Brazil, Marcelo spent fifteen years leading kingdom businesses in Latin America, overseeing staff teams of up to 40 people.
Dirley Oliveira is married to Juliana Bristot. He is a deacon in the Brazilian Presbyterian Church and is a member of the Board of Directors of the Presbyterian Agency for Evangelization and Communication. Dirley has a degree in social communication and a postgraduate degree in marketing and social media, with over 15 years of experience in digital project management for large companies.
Daniela Serraino Ortiz earned a Bachelor of Science for the family, and is a professor of physical education and a social communicator. She worked in the publishing world for more than 20 years. She is an active part of the leadership of the Buenas Nuevas church in the city of Buenos Aires. Daniela is a wife and mother of three children.
Our library of original studies from Brazil continues to grow as we connect with trusted Christian leaders and teachers across the country. These series serve the global church by providing high-quality video content that focuses on discipleship, families, leadership, and more. While these series are not taught in English, we encourage you to look at some of their most recent original releases to experience how God is using RightNow Media content around the world.
God is using RightNow Media to help equip and encourage pastors and leaders to make disciples within their congregations and communities. Pastor Anderson Peterman of the Presbyterian Church of Limeira in São Paulo shared with us how the platform is supporting his church:
"The RightNow Media platform...contains series with short episodes and support materials in PDF format, which significantly assist the dynamics of discipleship. Everything is done with high-quality graphics, counting on the collaboration of pastors committed to the Gospel."
Our strategic alliance with NextGen Global Leaders in Brazil and beyond has allowed us to expand our ministry to 5,000 global churches across 121 countries. Read more about the impact RightNow Media is making in other regions around the world:
To see more original content with churches outside of the US, check out our International Voices library on RightNow Media.
RightNow Media UK was launched in 2020 and currently serves around 620 churches. The team consists of three members locally and a marketing team stationed in Atlanta, Georgia. RightNow Media UK has released six original series over the last year and has plans for more to come. Thanks to our strategic alliance with NextGen Global leaders, we’re able to reach the United Kingdom through RightNow Media resources.
The library of content filmed in the UK is rapidly growing with series on topics ranging from keeping the faith in financial uncertainty to learning to hear God through his Word. We invite you to view some of the recent studies produced in the UK and hope that this content will serve you well.
The impact and reach of RightNow Media in the UK are significant. Not only are churches using RightNow Media resources to help individuals grow in their faith, but they are also equipping their small groups with easily accessible, biblically sound content. Jamie Haxby, assistant pastor of Hope Church in Lancaster, explains how they use RightNow Media in their church community:
[We’ve] found it to be an absolutely fantastic resource for our church. We’ve been using it in small groups, our life groups; we’ve been encouraging people to use it on a personal basis, as well as in our kids’, youth, [and] leadership development. All across the board, we’ve found it helpful in so many areas of church life.
Church planters in the UK are also using RightNow Media. Misheck Manhanha, church planting lead at the Assemblies of God in Great Britain, shares the way RightNow Media is able to serve their members:
“[I’m] encouraging our new church plants to use RightNow Media right at the onset of their journey because that also helps them to. . . find great material that will be helpful for them as a new church plant.”
Being able to serve churches like those in the UK fulfills our mission of working with the global church to inspire people to love others before themselves and Christ above all. Our strategic alliance with NextGen Global Leaders in the UK and beyond has allowed us to expand our ministry to 5,000 global churches across 121 countries. Read more about the impact RightNow Media is making in other regions around the world:
To see more original content with churches outside of the US, check out our Around the World library on RightNow Media.
As one of the newest regional partners, RightNow Media Korea has been able to serve over 150 subscribed churches with a growing library of Bible study video resources and original content.
Through our strategic alliance with NextGen Global leaders, we were able to expand our ministry to the Korean community with a team of eight led by Ricky Kim. Located in Seoul, this team serves both South Korea and Korean churches across the globe.
Ricky Kim serves as the Regional Director in Korea through NextGen Global Leaders. He has served as a missionary in South Korea since 2006 and has been involved in regional and international ministries focusing on family and Christian education. He earned a Master in Theology from Fuller Theological Seminary and a MA of Theology and Ministry at Luther Rice Seminary. Ricky is dedicated to serving the Korean community and the Lord through his work at RightNow Media. He is married to Seung Joo Ryu and they have three children.
YD has been a team member at RightNow Media Korea since it launched in June of 2021. He went to school for marketing, studied music in grad school, and received his Master in Theology. His role at RightNow Media allows him to pursue his passion for serving the church by connecting church leaders and members to resources that support discipleship, leadership, and family through the RightNow Media streaming platform.
Our library of original Korean studies continues to grow as we connect with new speakers and churches. Each of these series carries the heart of our mission: to work with the global church to inspire people to love others before self and Christ above all. Although these series are not taught in English, we invite you to take a look at some of their most recent original releases to experience how God is using RightNow Media content around the world.
The impact of RightNow Media has already expanded far beyond its Korean churches. The content and video resources on the RightNow Media platform have ignited honest, biblical conversations between parents and their children in their homes. Church leaders have seen the dynamic between families change for the better, allowing for a more authentic connection with one another.
“RightNow Media Korea has been a great tool to use [not only] in their church, but also at home.” – Ricky Kim, Director
Our strategic alliance with NextGen Global Leaders has allowed us to expand our ministry to 5,000 global churches across 121 countries. See the impact RightNow Media is making in other regions around the world:
Our mission at RightNow Media is to work with the global church to inspire people to love others before themselves and Christ above all. To see more original content with churches outside of the U.S., check out our International Voices library on RightNow Media.
Over the past few years, we’ve enjoyed collaborating with the Christian community in Africa through our strategic alliance with NextGen Global leaders. In 2019, RightNow Media began serving churches and organizations in West Africa. And then in early 2020, RightNow Media expanded its reach to churches and organizations in South Africa.
Today RightNow Media serves more than 350 organizations and counting in Africa! We pray often that our video content can reach as many people as possible. Many Christians in Africa speak English, so they have been able to immediately use RightNow Media with all of our English Bible studies, devotionals, and training courses. We are working to expand RightNow Media’s influence in Africa by captioning English studies in local languages and partnering with local teachers.
The team in Africa is led by Mari Joubert and operates out of Pretoria, South Africa through our strategic alliance with NextGen Global Leaders. The team of nine people currently serves churches and organizations from 47 countries in Africa.
Mari was born and raised in Pretoria, South Africa and worked for almost twelve years in Christian publishing before joining RightNow Media through NextGen Global Leaders. She is married to Andre and has two boys, Joshua and Luka.
Currently, RightNow Media offers 24 series taught by speakers from Africa, with more planned to be released this year. Most of these new series are taught in English, but we are expanding our efforts to caption series in local languages to reach as many people as possible. In addition, RightNow Media is working with teachers to produce original series in local languages like Afrikaans.
Are you called by God? To answer that question, you may first need to answer another one—what does being called by God really mean?
Often, the call is misunderstood as a leading from God to enter full-time ministry. We may feel that the “call” is something reserved for those who are far more spiritually advanced than us. While it is true that there are different types of calling, no believer is exempt from God’s call.
Wherever you find yourself in life, you have a choice: you can look back with regret, look forward with fear, and live a mediocre present or you can take hold of the truth that Jesus redeems your past, is real in your present, and positions you to be ready for your future.
Join Dalene Reyburn in this four-part series through Psalm 90, in which we’ll echo the prayer of Moses: “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.”
One day, there will be a DASH created between the birth and death of every single one of us. How can we make the greatest impact for Christ during our short time on Earth?
Join Craig Roberts in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe for this challenging four-session study as he looks at life through the lens of eternity, distractions that draw our attention away from Christ, and learn how to practically restructure our lives to experience purpose, hope, and joy every day!
What does it mean to be truly excellent? How can we excel at the tasks we are responsible for, make a difference and stand out? And does being excellent by God’s standards qualify us for excellence in our “secular” lives?
In this six-part series, (Rev.) Dr. Chika Ossai-Ugbah answers these questions by examining the life of four Hebrew refugee boys, better known as Daniel and his friends. Discover how you can cope with “culture” while adhering to God’s standards for holiness and excellence.
While RightNow Media is still a new platform in Africa, God is already using these Bible studies to encourage churches and support their mission. Johan van Aswegen, pastor of Ligpunt Church in Pretoria, South Africa, expressed how helpful RightNow Media has been to his church during the pandemic. He said that RightNow Media “has become a storehouse full of solid resources for all the leaders in our churches, for couples wanting to grow in their marriage, and for parents wanting to raise their children up in Christ.”
Teodor van der Spuy, a pastor at Church without Walls, said, “The RightNow Media platform is crucial for our church growth . . . We trust RightNow Media to equip both our congregation and our leadership.”
Our mission at RightNow Media is to work with the global church to inspire people to love others before themselves and Christ above all. To see more series we are creating with churches outside of the U.S., check out our International Voices library on RightNow Media.
RightNow Media began intentionally serving churches and organizations in this region in 2020 and now serves just over 480 churches, adding more each month. These churches already had access to the large library of English content produced in North America, and new content is regularly being added to the library with teachers from Australia and New Zealand.
Through our strategic alliance with NextGen Global Leaders, the team in Australia and New Zealand is small but mighty in supporting efforts in the region. The team is based in Brisbane, Queensland, Australia.
Christie began working as an account manager for RightNow Media through NextGen Global Leaders in 2021. She comes from a fifteen-year career in scientific research and recently completed her doctorate degree. She considers herself an adaptive, lifelong learner, and her research training has helped her to become a tenacious problem-solver. She has also worked closely with pastors for several years, creating content to help local churches thrive and encourage people develop the kind of faith that inspires action in homes, workplaces, and cities. She lives in Brisbane, Australia with her husband and two children.
RightNow Media’s library of international voices is growing to include more studies from Australia and New Zealand. Our mission is to work with the global church to inspire people to love others before self and Christ above all. One way we accomplish our goal is by sharing voices from around the world. Here are some of the popular studies from Australia and New Zealand available on RightNow Media.
Join Brad Bonhomme on a verse-by-verse journey through one of the most celebrated passages in the Bible, Psalm 23. David—poet, shepherd, and king—illustrates in this psalm how God meets our physical, spiritual, emotional, directional, relational, and eternal needs. These truths bolster our trust and confidence in his goodness to us, both in this life and the next. In this six-part series, discover the depths of your heavenly Father’s affection for you. Rest in the presence, protection, and provision of Jesus. And join Brad in boldly proclaiming that you are under the expert management and compassionate care of the Good Shepherd.
Nothing fuels our spiritual growth like personally engaging with the Bible. Yet, many people lack the practical tools to confidently study the Bible for themselves.
Filmed on location in Australia, this 5-session series with pastor and author Benjamin Windle is not just about giving you a spiritual meal for a day, it will teach you how to be a self-feeder for the rest of your life. Get the skills you need (that absolutely anyone can use) to read and apply the Bible in your own life.
Evangelism is a great adventure—something God invites every single Jesus-follower to join him in. It’s about helping the people around us discover a life-changing relationship with Jesus Christ.
Filmed in breathtaking historical and natural locations around Wellington, New Zealand, this series tackles an often-intimidating subject in a thoughtful and sensitive way, while inviting us to embrace the excitement of stepping out in faith with our Lord.
The series is made for people with busy lives. The episodes are bite-sized—only two to three minutes long—so that they can be absorbed on the run, or as part of a daily devotional. The short format also makes the videos easy to re-watch for a quick refresher on evangelism essentials.
RightNow Media began strategic partnerships in Australia and New Zealand just before the COVID-19 pandemic. The timing meant that churches were able to get access to valuable video resources at a time when meeting in-person was either impossible or not feasible. Pastor Tom Hatch, a senior leader at Elim Christian Centre, shared how RightNow Media has helped equip and encourage his congregation during the pandemic and beyond. One congregant shared that he and his family watch RightNow Media studies during their mealtimes. “I’m loving how thought-provoking [the studies] are . . . The kids are appreciating having this input instead of all the fear from the news, and I’m always excited to hear what they picked up [from watching the studies].” Pastor Tom emphasized the importance of having a resource that families could use to “look, find, and be fed in a current and relevant form . . . and RightNow Media exceeds that!”
Our international library continues to grow with teachers and pastors who embody our mission to inspire people to love others before self and Christ above all. If you’d like to check out other content we are creating with churches outside of the U.S., check out our International Voices library on RightNow Media.
RightNow Media has grown quickly since it first launched in the region in 2019, and the Latin American region now serves over 1,500 churches with our growing library of Spanish Bible study videos.
Through our strategic alliance with NextGen Global Leaders, the team in Latin America is the largest regional team, with twenty-two members supporting efforts in the area. The team is based in Buenos Aires, Argentina, where they work with churches in almost every country in Central and South America.
Marcos Buzzelli is married to Mónica Licera, and they have four children. Currently a pastor, Marcos has served in multiple organizations developing initiatives of integration with the Bible. He has a master’s degree from Reformed Theological Seminary. Today he serves as Regional Director for the Latin American region through NextGen Global Leaders.
Adrián Toledo serves at Iglesia del Salvador with university students. He studied digital business at the University of Palermo and has vast experience in implementing technological projects. Married to Lucia D’Agostino, Adrián currently serves as Operative Director for the Latin American region through NextGen Global Leaders.
Miguel Buzzelli, married to Marina Negruzzi and father of two, serves as Resources Director for the Latin American region through NextGen Global Leaders. He is a member of the worship team at his local church and leads Bible engagement projects in Latin America. Miguel has a degree in labor relations and has counseled different organizations.
RightNow Media’s library of Spanish studies is quickly expanding with content produced throughout Latin America. Many of these studies are also subtitled in English and other languages so that Christians across the globe can be encouraged by the content. Here’s a look at some of the popular studies from Latin America that are available with English subtitles.
In the Book of Judges, we learn about a fearless woman who was a trailblazer in the history and culture of her time. At the time, it was totally unusual for a woman to hold the highest seat of power. Today, the reality is different. Women hold high positions, and many barriers have been broken down. However, difficult days are ahead, and the world will need a generation of Christians to rise up to take their place.
In this six-session series, Beatriz Freidzon invites us to listen to the voice of God. Using the story of Deborah, she shows how we all have the opportunity to pave a way, write a story, exert an influence, and leave a legacy.
In a world full of falsehoods, there are few originals. It’s important to know how to look closely to recognize true originality.
In this five-session series, Sebastián Ojeda invites us to look closely and discover the elements that make us Christians. He encourages us to ask ourselves this question: what are the characteristics of a person who passes divine quality control?
The parables of Jesus are the most famous stories in the history of humankind. Even people who know nothing about the Bible have heard of Jesus’s stories about the good Samaritan or the prodigal son.
In this six-session series, Leandro Cornou presents six of these short stories, inviting us to discover eternal truths about God and his kingdom.
God is moving in Latin America through RightNow Media in the 1,500+ churches we are serving. Pastor Guillermo Robiglio, who pastors a church in Buenos Aires, Argentina, shared how the resources of RightNow Media encouraged his congregation during Covid lockdowns and beyond. When we asked how they are using the tools, he was quick to tell us, “Everything that RightNow Media provides is driving us forward and helping us fulfill the Great Commission from Jesus in Matthew 28,” from their kids’ ministry to his own studies. Pastor Hugo Pizano, whose church is based in Morelos, Mexico, shared the joy of meeting and growing digitally during the height of the pandemic. He was grateful for the RightNow Media resources, sharing that “in a very adverse context, we were able to continue feeding and caring for the body of Christ” through the video resources.
Our Spanish library continues to grow with teachers and pastors who embody our mission to inspire people to love others before self and Christ above all. If you’d like to check out other content we are creating with churches outside of the U.S., check out our International Voices library on RightNow Media.
Without the limits of a language barrier, we were able to put down roots in the UK in 2020 to serve churches with our large library of English content.
RightNow Media in the UK is one of the smaller international teams, with most of the support coming from NextGen Global Leaders in Atlanta, Georgia. The UK team is based in Kingston Upon Thames, London, and services churches throughout England, Wales, Scotland, Ireland, and Northern Ireland.
Previously, Ed was director of product at Alpha International and oversaw the release and rollout of the Alpha Film Series, which launched globally in 2017. He is married to Hannah, and they have three children. In his spare time, he loves to run.
RightNow Media’s library of content filmed in the UK is rapidly growing as we find new speakers and churches to work with. Here’s a look at some of the recent popular studies from the UK.
The powerful words from 1 Corinthians 13:13 are as relevant now as they have ever been: Three things will last forever—faith, hope, and love—and the greatest of these is love.
With his array of storytelling, creative illustrations, and memorable one-liners, J. John teaches deep biblical principles in an easy-to-understand way. Each session ends with an opportunity to recommit our lives to Christ or receive Christ for the first time. This mini-series is suitable for Christians and non-Christians alike.
In the midst of a global pandemic, the Prayer Course II: Unanswered Prayer is an opportunity for groups to process pain and disappointment, ask truthful and significant questions of faith, and unite in the face of uncertainty toward healing and hope.
Join 24-7 founder Pete Greig and BAFTA award-winning TV presenter Gemma Hunt as they journey through the final days of Jesus, asking some of the hardest and most personal questions we face as Christians, such as “How am I going to get through this?” “Why aren’t my prayers being answered?” and “Where is God when heaven is silent?”
The Marriage Course is a series of seven sessions designed to help any couple strengthen their relationship with talks by Nicky and Sila Lee, specialist teaching from global experts, clips of couples sharing their experiences, street interviews from around the world, breaks for practical exercises and conversations as a couple.
The Marriage Course covers a variety of topics from strengthening connection to resolving conflict, and walk through practical steps on strengthening your marriage.
God is already using RightNow Media to make a difference in the UK. Karen Beatty, a leader at Newtownbreda Baptist Church in Belfast, shared how RightNow Media’s resources are helping them equip leaders in their church. “We are equipping all our ministries in church with tools and resources and teaching, all in God’s Word, that are relevant to them. RightNow Media gives us easy tools to go deeper in God’s Word so that we can focus on going wider in reaching the world.”
Our mission at RightNow Media is to work with the global church to inspire people to love others before self and Christ above all. To see more content we are creating with churches outside of the U.S., check out our International Voices library on RightNow Media.
When RightNow Media looked to expand overseas, we knew India needed to be one of the first places we served because of their influence, accessibility with English, and growing need for biblical resources. In 2018, we created a strategic alliance with Nextgen Global Leaders to begin offering RightNow Media to churches in the Asia Pacific region, beginning with India. Globally, India is the world’s youngest nation, with over a third of the population under the age of twenty-five. India has the second-most English speakers, and it is the largest democracy in the world. It is an incredibly diverse country, with twenty-eight states and nine union territories, containing thirty-seven different cultures, customs, ethnic groups, and 19,500 languages and dialects. India believes strongly in “unity in diversity.”
The RightNow Media team in the Asia Pacific region is led by Max Premson and is comprised of ten people, operating out of Chennai in southeastern India. The team serves churches not only in India, but also in countries like Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, the Philippines, and more. Content from the Asia Pacific team is growing daily as work with new speakers from India and the surrounding countries.
Max Premson was born and raised in the city of Chennai, India. He is passionate about leadership, discipleship, and being an effective witness of Christ. Max was lead pastor of a multi-campus church before moving to a career as a sales executive. He became a senior leader in the corporate world and led for over twenty years, but continued to feel burdened to reach the nations with the Good News.
When Max first saw RightNow Media, he loved the videos and started using them to train leaders. When God called him to move from the corporate world into ministry, RightNow Media had a place for him. Now he is excited to continue using his experience and expertise to advance God’s kingdom through RightNow Media in South Asia and the Middle East. He is married to Geetha, and they have two children, Aaron and Andrea.
RightNow Media currently has over forty series that were filmed in India, with more on the way. Here is a look at the top three recent studies from India on RightNow Media.
Being intentional about our goals is a well-understood concept in the secular and corporate world. Generally, people who are more intentional about what they need to accomplish are more likely to get things done and be far more successful.
But is finding our life’s purpose just about getting through a checklist? Or is there something far greater at stake? What should we do to fulfill God’s agenda for us, and how? In this four-part series, author, business consultant, and coach Rajiv Chelladurai helps us answer these questions by examining the “four Ps” of finding your purpose.
If you’ve grown up in a Christian home or have had some exposure to Christianity, you are probably familiar with the Lord’s Prayer. Perhaps you can recite it verbatim. Or perhaps you’ve said it so many times that the words fail to make much sense to you anymore.
In this eight-part series, pastor Ranjit David explains how the Lord’s Prayer is much more than a model prayer. Instead, it is a declaration that establishes God’s reign not just in heaven but on earth as well when we mean what we pray.
Eventually, the Lord’s Prayer becomes not ritualistic dogma or a magical mantra but a deeply conversational, one-on-one appointment with our Father.
Grace, mercy, love, forgiveness—these are core tenets of the Christian faith. Yet a journey through the Old Testament, especially through the Law books, also called the Pentateuch, can make us wonder if we are talking about the same God in the New Testament.
To our modern-day thinking, the Old Testament laws seem harsh, unyielding, and extreme—perhaps even fanatical. We may wonder: Did God really say that? Are the laws still relevant to us today? Which rules of the Old Testament should we follow? In this six-part series, Samir Deokuliar helps us resolve this dilemma by reconciling the seemingly contradictory theologies of the Old and New Testament.
RightNow Media is already making a difference in the Asia Pacific region. Pastor Mathew George of New Life English Church in Mangalore, India, shared that RightNow Media’s resources made an immediate impact on his congregation. One of their youth boys never participated in group discussions but found that he related to the testimonies and content in the RightNow Media videos. Since using the studies, this boy has begun to talk and contribute to discussions for the first time.
RightNow Media in the Asia Pacific region is constantly growing. Since 2018, we have added nearly three hundred subscribed churches in this region alone. We are also adding three new studies to the library this fall.
Our mission at RightNow Media is to work with the global church to inspire people to love others before self and Christ above all. To see more content we are creating with churches outside of the U.S., check out our International Voices library on RightNow Media.