RightNow Media Around the World: Spotlight on Latin America

This month, we are shining a spotlight on our content from the Latin America Experience of 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.

The Team

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

Regional Leader of RightNow Media in Latin 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

Operative Director

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

Resources Director

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.

Studies from RightNow Media in Latin America

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.

Mujeres que trascienden: Débora (Women who Transcend: Deborah)

Beatriz Freidzon

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.

Cristianos de Cerca (Christians up Close)

Sebastián Ojeda

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?

Parábolas de Jesús (Parables of Jesus)

Leandro Cornou

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.

Impact

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.

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Every church operates differently, but we all share one similar charge—to share the love of Christ with people far from God. Since Jesus left the disciples, we have carried the gospel across the globe. But, when we think of how to connect with unchurched people in our community, we can be left scratching our heads.

Was it always this hard? Do we need to make our churches more relevant, more trendy, more comfortable? We feel like we’re doing all the right things but we aren’t seeing results—what are we missing?

It can be disheartening to go through seasons where we aren’t seeing people come to Christ. We can feel stuck or behind. It can be tempting to think that we have to try something drastic to introduce more people to Jesus. But when we think about reaching the unchurched—people who have no experience with or interest in either the church or Christ—we don’t need to reinvent the wheel. We simply need to do what Christians have always done with a strategy that best fits our context. 

Context

In Bible study, we all know context is king. If you don’t know the context of a passage, you will probably miss the point. The same holds true for your church. God has place you (a unique pastor) in your church (a unique people) in a unique place. Your position is purposeful and should define everything from the sermons you preach to the sort of programs your church offers. 

To connect with the unchurched, start by thinking through your unique context—the things that make your mission field and position unique. These questions can get you started:

1. What is the personality of your city? Neighborhood? Church?
2. What is your church’s demographic? Are you wanting to reach out to a similar demographic? Why, or why not?
3. Where do non-Christians hang out in your city? Is it different from where Christians live, work, or play? What are some common spaces where people of diverse backgrounds and ideologies overlap?
4. How do people think about Christians in your city? Are people in your city likely to go to a church on Sunday? What do they think about Jesus?

 

No matter how you answer these questions, starting with God’s unique design for your church will give you an idea of his direction for your church. For example, if non-Christians in your community are unlikely to go to church on Sunday, think about how you can empower your people to befriend their neighbors or to make your small groups open to visitors. Or, if your church is downtown but speaks the language of the suburbs, consider how you might adapt to relate to the people next door. 

Face Outward

As you figure out your context, your creativity will spark. You will think of new events, sermon series, or ministries that could help you connect with the unchurched. But, as our culture changes, our posture also needs to adjust. For decades, the church has operated on a “come and see” model. People were willing to go to church or check out weekly ministries because the church was broadly seen as trustworthy and needed. Today, that is not always the case. 

Unlike in year’s past, people today are more likely to think organized religion isn’t important. According to a 2019 Gallup study, only 36% of Americans have a high level of confidence in the church or organized religion, an all-time low. At the same time, 29% of Americans have little or no confidence in the church, an all-time high. In other words, we should assume that the people around us are skeptical of the church, even if they claim Christ. 

So what do we do? A Sunday service may attract a handful of curious unchurched people. But a mobilized congregation of purposeful, Christlike friends can reach dozens of neighborhoods, workplaces, coffee shops, and grocery stores every day. Our congregations can reach more unchurched people in a day than we could with dozens of well-crafted sermons. 

 

The attractional model has passed its prime. It is useful in some areas, but less so every year. To connect with the unchurched, our model for ministry needs to turn outward, shifting from a “come and see” to a “go and tell” mentality. For some of us, we may just need a change in our language, speaking to the specific concerns and questions of our culture. For others, we may need to fundamentally alter the way we do ministry. 

Trusting God

There are many reasons why the unchurched may not be attracted to a church service or event, but there is nothing stopping us from going to them. Everywhere you go, someone needs Jesus: your neighbors, coworkers, bank tellers, and mail carriers. God has placed you in their path; trust him and what he can do in their lives.

 

Connecting with the unchurched is not about marketing strategies, trendier social media accounts, or more relevant sermon illustrations. None of those things redeem sinners. Only God can change a person’s heart. Our responsibility is to faithfully make disciples wherever and whenever God gives us the chance. 

To summarize the Great Commission: go, baptize, teach.   

Connecting with Unchurched People

It feels like church is changing. Well, that isn’t completely the case. Worship styles, Christian culture, and the popular forms of preaching change with every generation. That is as inevitable as the sun setting this evening. But the cultural ground under our feet has shifted. While many Christians are still going to church, committed members feel few and far between. Apathy seems to rule the day. 

 

As pastors, we can often despair over our congregation’s lack of passion. To combat their malaise, we dream up campaigns to build excitement, events to attract people distant from the gospel, or emulate popular teachers to add an extra spark to the pulpit. We run ourselves ragged trying to dispel apathy. But what happens when flashy strategies and catchy anecdotes don’t energize our people; when there are no new volunteers and Back Row Bob still sleeps through your sermons?

 

When our strategies fail, we often feel like failures. Shame, despair, doubt, and self-criticism come knocking on our office doors to remind us of our flaws and shortcomings. If we aren’t careful, we will end up like Elijah, abandoning our calling in frustration, grief, and despair (1 Kings 19:1–10).

 

Our culture is changing. In many ways, the Christian culture of the last thirty years is disappearing as the West evolves into a post-Christian world. The strategies of yesterday aren’t working today like they used to and won’t work in tomorrow’s world. But we don’t need a new strategy. The solution to apathy and the church’s woes is not a better worship set, a more responsible youth pastor, or better elders. Gospel-oriented passion is a God-given gift. 

Revival

 

When we ask God to cure our apathy, we are asking for nothing less than revival—a reorientation of people to God by the power of the Holy Spirit. That’s a tall order, far too much for any one of us. But, to our relief, the enlivening of God’s people and reawakening of the spiritually drowsy is not our responsibility. It is not in our skillset. Any and every pastor-led “revival” will end as soon as that pastor’s humanity is revealed—either through exposure of sin, exhaustion, or weakness. 

 

You are imperfect, but God has called you to lead his people, flawed as you may be. Your call is to be faithful. What you need, what your people need, and what the world needs is for the Spirit to move in our midst. 

 

The first step in combating apathy is to drop to our knees in humble prayer, admitting our limitations, our fears, our frustrations, and hopes. Praise God for what he has done in your church (how often we forget!) and what he is preparing to do. Practice what you preach. Confess your sins. Thank God for his goodness. Weep and rejoice for your flock. Boldly ask that God would awaken you and your people and be glorified in your congregation. 

Worship

 

An expert band, thousands of dollars in lights, and beautiful staging, are nice for Sunday worship. But true worship is neither confined nor defined by staging. True worship is defined by spirit and truth and can happen in every moment of our lives. The profound beauty of worship is not found in your band’s version of “Oceans” or in your expert teaching. The glory of worship is in its object—God himself. Worship is an opportunity for you and your people to wholly turn to God in praise and awe.

 

The second way to combat apathy is to point your people to God—the one who is, was, and ever will be. The Alpha and Omega; beginning and end. The most passionate church in the world is the church who is wholly focused on God. And, again, true worship is a gift from God. The Spirit leads us in truth, prays for us when we do not have the words, and glorifies the Father and Son as he indwells us. 

 

Once again, you are dependent on God to enliven your worship. So keep praying. 

The High Calling

 

It can be easy for lay people to assume that pastors and church staff are the only people with a calling on their life. We know that isn’t true, that every person is called to lay their lives down at the foot of the cross. 

 

We are busy. But our schedules don’t change God’s calling. Often, we try to make church amenable to people’s schedules. To a point, that is totally understandable. But decades of seeker-sensitive models have taught Christians the church is a low-commitment event. It is what we do on Sundays—well, the Sundays we feel like going. Is it really that surprising Christians who see church as an optional program aren’t excited to sacrifice their time, energy, and resources for it?

 

When we minimize commitment to the Body of Christ, we send the message that the church’s need is not so great—that sacrifice is for church staff, volunteering is a hassle, and the mission of God is a side plot to our lives.

 

Do not minimize involvement in the church. Don’t soften the commands of Scripture. When someone shows up to volunteer, don’t give them a minimum requirement—tell them what you need and ask for a commitment. Invest in them. 

He Is With You

 

Apathy has always been a problem for God’s people. We aren’t experiencing anything new, even as our culture slides into a post-Christian perspective. But when the world ignores the church, our hope doesn’t change. 

 

Pastors are like the prophets of old, surrounded by idols and syncretism. Like the prophets, we call people back to God’s Word, to radical repentance, worship, and service. Our world doesn’t need a better event; they need Jesus.

 

Turn to him. Point your people to him. Call them to his standard. 

 

Pastor, he is with you. 

Battling Apathy in the Church

The job of a pastor has always been a challenging one. 

 

If you’re feeling overwhelmed and underequipped as a church leader, you’re not alone. With the influence of social media, changing cultural dynamics, and the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, today’s pastors face unique challenges. According to recent studies, today’s pastors are struggling with everything from time management to trusting God. Lifeway Research spoke with more than 1,000 pastors about their greatest needs; five were most commonly mentioned:  

1.     Developing leaders and volunteers
2.     Fostering connections with unchurched people 
3.     Congregational apathy or lack of commitment
4.     Consistency in personal prayer
5.     Friendships and fellowship with others. 

Pastoral needs graph from Lifeway Research.

At RightNow Media, our core value is “The mission of the church matters.” We are here to pray for, equip, and encourage church leaders in their ministry because healthy leaders are a crucial to building healthy churches. We strive to support pastors in all areas of their ministry, which is why we’ve compiled resources to address your five biggest needs.

Need #1: Developing leaders and volunteers. 

As a busy pastor, it can be hard to find time to equip your leaders and volunteers. While digital training can’t replace in-person experiences, it is an effective tool to develop your leaders outside of face-to-face trainings. RightNow Media has a library full of Interactive Training Content you can assign to your leaders to complete when it's convenient for them. Or, click here to learn how you can create your own Interactive Content.

The following blog post will help you learn about some of the fears and doubts your leaders and volunteers may be experiencing. You can share this article with your team to encourage them! 

 

Read now: Qualities of an Effective Small Group Leader

Need #2: Fostering connections with unchurched people. 

Jesus clearly calls us to “go and make disciples of all nations” (Matthew 28:19–20). But outreach ministry can take a backseat when we feel too busy with what’s going on inside the walls of our church. 

 

Even if you don’t have a designated external outreach ministry, you can still foster connections with unchurched people. Read this blog post for practical ways you can begin to bridge the gap between your congregation and the unchurched. 

Read now: Connecting with Unchurched People

Need #3: Congregational apathy or lack of commitment.  

We all want our churches to thrive, but many of our congregations struggle with attendance, recruiting volunteers, and keeping members engaged. There may be moments when you feel like one of the only people committed to the mission of your church. But no matter how you feel, God’s promises are true and he promises to never leave you or abandon you (Deuteronomy 31:6). 

 

Read this blog post for an encouraging word on staying committed to the church even when you sense apathy in your congregation. 

Read now: Battling Apathy in the Church

Need #4: Consistency in personal prayer. 

With the many responsibilities of shepherding others, pastors can unintentionally put their personal relationship with God on the backburner. In our desire to be self-sufficient, we often forget that we have a Father who hears our prayers and loves when we talk to him. 

 

Reignite your passion for prayer with this practical blog post all about the gift of talking with your heavenly Father.

Read now: Rediscovering the Importance of Prayer

Need #5: Friendship and fellowship with others. 

While church leaders often preach the need for Christian community, the perceived safety and comfort of isolation can tempt tired pastors. While it can be difficult to find people who understand the unique weight of spiritual leadership, community is worth pursuing for pastors in every stage of their ministry. 

 

Set aside a few moments for self-reflection and to answer the questions in this blog post written specifically to pastors. Then, consider the opportunities in your life to connect with other church leaders. 

Read now: Overcoming the Loneliness of Leadership

It’s a challenging time to be a pastor, but current circumstances don’t nullify God’s promises. Listen to what God says through the prophet Isaiah: 

 

“Do not fear, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by your name; you are mine.
When you pass through the waters,
I will be with you,
and the rivers will not overwhelm you.
When you walk through the fire,
you will not be scorched,
and the flame will not burn you.” (Isaiah 43:1–2)

 

No matter what difficulties you face as a church leader, God’s love for you is unwavering. His plans for you are good. His divine power has given you everything you need for a godly life (2 Peter 1:3). 

The body of believers, including all of us at RightNow Media, is cheering you on. We pray these resources encourage you as you minister to others.

Support for Today’s Pastors

This month, we are shining a spotlight on some of the new RightNow Media content being produced in Africa. 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

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 Joubert

Mari Joubert

Regional Director

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. 

Studies from RightNow Media in Africa

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.

A Call from God

A Call from God

Mike Bamiloye

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. 

Psalm 90: Number Our Days

Psalm 90: Number Our Days

Dalene Reyburn

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.”

Dash

Dash

Craig Roberts

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! 

The Spirit of Excellence

Chika Ossai-Ugbah

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.

Impact

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 Around the World: Spotlight on Africa

In June, we are spotlighting our content from speakers in Australia and New Zealand. 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. 

The Team

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 Gallen

Account Manager

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.

Studies from RightNow Media in Australia and New Zealand

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. 

A Journey through Psalm 23

A Journey through Psalm 23

Brad Bonhomme

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.

How to Read and Study the Bible for Yourself

How to Read and Study the Bible for Yourself

Benjamin Windle

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.

Exploring Evangelism

Exploring Evangelism

Simon Gill

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.

Impact

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 Around the World: Spotlight on Australia and New Zealand

This month, we are shining a spotlight on our content from the Latin America Experience of 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.

The Team

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

Regional Leader of RightNow Media in Latin 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

Operative Director

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

Resources Director

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.

Studies from RightNow Media in Latin America

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.

Mujeres que trascienden: Débora (Women who Transcend: Deborah)

Beatriz Freidzon

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.

Cristianos de Cerca (Christians up Close)

Sebastián Ojeda

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?

Parábolas de Jesús (Parables of Jesus)

Leandro Cornou

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.

Impact

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.

RightNow Media Around the World: Spotlight on Latin America

This month, we are shining a spotlight on our content from RightNow Media in the UK. 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.

The Team

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.

Ed Perry

Regional Director of RightNow Media in the United Kingdom

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.

Studies from RightNow Media in the UK

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.

Faith, Hope, and Love

J.John

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.

The Prayer Course II: Unanswered Prayer

Pete Greig

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

Nicky and Sila Lee

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.

Impact

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. 

RightNow Media Around the World: Spotlight on the United Kingdom

This month, we are shining a spotlight on our content from RightNow Media in India. 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 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 Team

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From left to right: Anita Alfred, Paul Gideon, Binny Rajkumar, Samuel Subbiah, Max Premson, Rajkumar Dayalan, Sathish S B, Jeba Christopher, Naveen Kumar, and Annie Baptist

The RightNow Media team in India 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 India team is growing daily as work with new speakers from India and the surrounding countries. 

Max Premson

Regional Director of RightNow Media in India

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.

Studies from RightNow Media in India

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.

Living on Purpose

Rajiv Chelladurai 

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.

Teach Us to Pray

Ranjit David

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.

Law and Grace

Samir Deokuliar

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.

Impact

RightNow Media is already making a difference in India. 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 India 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. 

RightNow Media Around the World: Spotlight on India

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