Who can become a member?
Christian Media (print, electronic, radio, television, content providers)
Christian individuals in secular media
Churches that have media departments
We help all of our members by:
Offering opportunities to participate in Conferences, Training courses and networking events. A highlight is our annual conference at which the ACM provides training and opportunities for fellowship.
Affiliation to South African and international media organisations through the ACM such as National Association of Broadcasters (South Africa), Fellowship of European Broadcasters (Europe), Christian Media Australia (Australia), National Religious Broadcasters (USA) etc.
A newsletter is sent twice a month to all ACM members. The newsletter highlights what ACM members have been involved with, achievements and points of need. The newsletter also offers articles that contain business advice, media specific advice and updates from the South African Department of Communications and ICASA. Relevant and up-to-date news articles are also included.
The ACM’s new website offers members a large amount of resources, articles on Christian topics, Christian programming, information on the South African Department of Communications and ICASA and much more.
What does the ACM offer radio broadcasters, television, print, electronic media and content providers?
The ACM offers all of its members the opportunity to connect and network with each other. We facilitate training of members by other members and sometimes offer consultants who are not part of the ACM at a reasonable cost.
In the past the ACM has offered technical assistance to radio broadcasters. This will be extended to offer technical assistance to all forms of media. This will be done by connecting members who have the technical knowledge with the members who need assistance.
For radio and television broadcasters the ACM offers legal advice about broadcasting requirements.
The ACM offers the following services to radio broadcasters specifically:
Advice and assistance with radio license applications
Programmes and music for broadcasting
What does the ACM offer churches?
In the past the ACM has mostly focused on media in the traditional sense in the past (eg. TV, print, radio and electronic). The ACM now realises that media, as used by the church, plays a vital role in our society and in communicating the gospel. It is a need to support churches in their media endeavours which has led to membership being opened up to them.
The ACM envisions that churches will be able to share technology, expertise and resources with each other. Church media departments can learn from each other, and there is the potential for them to work together to negotiate cheaper rates for copyright payments etc. There will be opportunities for shared web-sites, and for website design and expertise, as well as ideas on how to use media for evangelism, teaching & discipleship. Working together, church media departments can encourage one another and learn from each other.
What does the ACM offer Christian individuals in secular media?
The ACM offers the opportunity for Christians working in any part of secular media to connect with other Christians in the same position and to connect with our other members. The aim is to uplift them through networking with other Christians and providing resources that offer a biblical perspective on relevant media topics.