Spark Media Conference at NRB 2021

The 2021 Spark Conference will take place during NRB 2021 Christian Media Conference in Grapevine, TX at the beautiful Gaylord Texan resort. Attend just the Spark Conference on June 22-24, 2021 or take advantage of the discounted NRB conference passes to  to amplify your experience June 21-24, 2021. This will provide you the opportunity to expand your network with NRB attendees in radio, TV, film, church media, and digital marketing. 

Two Great Events Just Got Even Better

Spark Media brings together the brightest and best of Christian podcasters and influencers in one place to motivate, inspire, and equip podcasters of all levels. Join fellow podcast creators, producers, media professionals, and Christian communicators at the Spark Media Conference at The NRB 2021 Christian Media Convention.


Diamond Sponsor

Bringing 35 years of industry expertise to an author-centric publishing model, Redemption Press is the “best of both worlds.”

All the benefits of self-publishing, along with the support and representation of a traditional publisher. One thing we know. If you’re going to self-publish, the last thing you want to do is LOOK like you did it yourself. Your book should look and read at the same level of excellence as the largest traditional publishers, and available in all the same channels. We take the time to develop custom publishing and promotion strategies specifically for you and your message. No one size fits all at Redemption Press.

We are a full service, turn key, custom publishing option providing as much or as little support as you need. And we have scores of gifted authors with messages of hope, including podcasters like Dr. Michelle Bengtson, Cynthia Cavanaugh, Phylis Mantelli and more. We’d love to have you interview some of our authors!

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2021 Spark Media Conference 

THE PLACE to be for all things Christian Podcasting

At the Spark Media Conference you will be inspired to start, launch and market a Christian podcast. Seasoned podcasters will learn advanced podcasting techniques including how to find more listeners, creative ways to monetize your podcast, and opportunities to collaborate with other successful podcast entrepreneurs.

This conference is for everyone from the brand new podcaster to podcast veterans. Sessions cover everything from starting a podcast, launching, marketing, and branding. We will talk about equipment, production, conducting great interview, affiliate marketing, monetizing secrets, and the essentials to help you stand out from the competition.

Network - Sparking conversations that fuel collaboration, education, and growth with like minded creatives for the kingdom.

NRB Experience 

Add the NRB 2021 experience to learn additional skills and hear additional key industry insights. As you attend keynotes, panel discussions, and workshops with industry experts and Christian leaders, you'll get practical advice on how to grow your ministry or organization, reach more people with your message, and engage your audience effectively.

Once you register for the Spark Media Conference, you will receive your SPARK Code to register for one of the NRB 2021.


DAY 1- June 22

1:00 - Doors Open

2:00 - Welcome - Paul Hastings (MC)

Prayer - Kelly Buckner

Worship - Amber Rhoads

2:30 - 3:00 - Misty Phillip - Your Podcast Why & Before You Pick Up The Mic 

3:00 - 3:30 - Peter Phillip - Three Pillars Of Podcasting 

3:30 - 4:00 - Podcast Hall of Fame Legend Dave Jackson - 7 Strategies To Find Out What Your Audience Wants 

4:00 - 4:10 Video Presentation

4:10 -4:30 - Networking Break & Giveaways

4:30 - 5:00  - Jeremy Brown - Thone Publishing

5:00 - 6:00 -Panel Discussion:  Rob Kirkpatrick, Tara Leigh Cobble, Jon Chasteen, & Lee Ann Mancini - Using Your Podcast As A Discipleship Tool 

6:00 - Closing Remarks & Prayer - Misty Phillip & Sarah Keeling

6:15-7:00 Book Signings & Networking

8:00 - 10:00 PM Worship Service Tony Evans (NRB -Texas ABCD)

DAY 2 - June 23

1:00 - Doors Open

2:00 - 2:15 - Welcome & Giveaways

2:15 - 2:45 -Michelle Watson - Owning The Algorithms: Putting Social To Work For You

2:45- 3:00 - LOGOS Bible Presentation

3:00 - 3:30 - Rachael Gilbert - Affiliate Marketing for Podcasts

3:30 - 4:00 - Thomas Umstattd Jr - How to Monetize with a Small But Loyal following

4:00 - 4:30 - PR Panel - Blythe Daniel, Stephanie Alton, Athena-Dean Holtz, and Jeremy Brown - Thomas Umstattd Moderator - Working with Publishers, Agents, & Authors to Grow Your Podcast

4:30 - 5:00 - Networking Break & Sponsor Video 

5:00 - 5:30 -Q & A with Spark Founders - Peter & Misty Phillip  

5:30 - 6:00 -  Athena Dean Holtz - Redemption - Diamond Sponsor

6:00 -7:00 Panel Discussion - Abby Johnson, Lucas Miles, Cheryl Chumley, Billy Hallowell, Moderated by Matthew Faraci - Guest Acquisition & Podcast Growth

7:00 Closing Remarks - Misty Phillip

7:15- 7:45 - Book Signing & Networking


Day 3 - June 24 - Spark Media Award Ceremony

11:00 - Worship - Amber Rhoads

11:20 - Message - Elizabeth Johnston

11:40 - Special Presentation

12:00 - Award Ceremony

*Schedule subject to change

Spark Conference 2021 at NRB

Gaylord Texan Resort & Convention Center

1501 Gaylord Trail
Grapevine, Texas 76051


Traditional Rooms – single/double: $199 + $10 Resort Fee + tax

Atrium View Rooms – single/double: $219 + $10 Resort Fee + tax

$20.00 each for the third and fourth person

To get the contracted rates shown above, you must reserve your room before May 21, 2021.

(If standard rooms are sold out, you will be given an Atrium View at the standard rate.)

The $10 resort fee per room per night includes:

Enhanced high speed Internet access in guest rooms.

Bottled water in the room (2 per day).

2 bicycle rentals available at Concierge desk (waiver required).

Exclusive use of Cowboy Golf Course Practice Facility for 2 to include unlimited range balls for use on the driving range, chipping and putting facility.

Local, toll-free, and domestic long-distance telephone calls.

Discounted transportation ($5) to designated Grapevine locations provided by City of Grapevine shuttle.


Spark Media 2021 Podcast Awards

The Spark Media Podcast Awards recognize the top Christian podcasters for their efforts in the podcasting space.
These Awards recognize podcasters who intentionally and continually spread messages of hope that are uplifting, and edifying.

The Podcast awards will take place Thursday, June 24, 2021 time TBD.

*New for 2021 is the People’s Choice Award, where fans get to vote for their favorite shows. Nominations open through May 31, 2021


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