Serving as TWR’s President since late 2008, Lauren Libby has been busy traveling the world, visiting all of the ministry’s major regions. Since his arrival at TWR, Libby has developed relationships with numerous international staff members and ministry partners. He has also traveled throughout the U.S. and met with various TWR supporters and media partners.
During a recent conversation at his office in Cary, N.C., Libby shared his thoughts about how God is using TWR’s ministry to reach the world for Christ.
In which areas have you seen TWR progress as you’ve served here?
I’ve seen opportunity for growth in several areas. We continue to expand our broadcast ministry. We’ve also entered the digital arena, not just Web, but audio-delivery with our Linguablast platform. A media asset management program is being developed even as we speak, and we’re now doing everything from iPhone apps to streaming audio on websites.
Have you been surprised by any of the ways God has used you?
It’s not about me; it’s about the calling that we have. We have a calling to reach the world with the gospel of Jesus Christ through mass media. I’m surprised by what God does around the world with our staff. Our staff is very talented, and it is incredible the things we’ve done in the last year and a half, and we’re adding even more talented people. The leader is not necessarily the one that makes things happen. It’s our staff, and it’s the ability to move forward as the Lord empowers people to minister to others.
What are some of your goals for TWR’s future?
I have five. One is to create a culture and an environment of grace in which people can be utilized to the maximum amount of their gifts and abilities. The second is to see ways that we deliver ministry strengthened with broadcast platforms and all of the new digital technology. The third is to develop new technology to utilize everything we have to touch people for Jesus and also to deliver ministry materials so they can grow personally with us. The fourth is to recruit the next generation to TWR, and the fifth is to make sure we have enough resources, money and people to be able to accomplish that mission.
How can people pray in the days ahead?
Pray that we would have the courage to take the opportunities we are given, that TWR would really begin to expand and that we wouldn’t accept the status quo. I think we need to pray for people, particularly staff, and that God would provide people who would co-labor with TWR. We need the next generation. Another thing to pray is that the Lord would provide the finances and resources necessary to go on ahead. And we’re going to step out, and we’re just assuming that God’s going to motivate people to be involved, because he said he would.
For more information about Lauren Libby, read his biography.
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