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KBC TV Premieres Season 2 on the Big Screen
Mar 30 9:56 AM

KBC TV Premieres Season 2 on the Big Screen

Mar 30 9:56 AM
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On the evening of March 1, 2022, a couple hundred people gathered in a small, historic theater in downtown Grapevine to celebrate yet another milestone event in the unbelievable storied history of KiDs Beach Club TV, the Premiere of Season 2. A full 20-episode season with new storylines, new characters, and new topics that pre-teens deal with in their everyday lives. But before we go too far down that road, let’s take a quick look back at what brought us to this point.

Before the COVID-19 Pandemic began, KiDs Beach Club after-school program had more than 210 clubs across 14 states ministering to over 10,000 kids per week. But in March of 2020, the United States went into lockdown due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Kids weren’t able to attend school, so there were no more Beach Club meetings. To make sure that these kids were still able to receive the message of hope found in scripture, the KBC corporate staff and volunteers began filming Beach Club at Home segments in our training room. Based on the responses from club leaders around the country and the number of online views, KBC made the decision to up our game and prepared to film shows in a professional television studio. Scripts were written based on the KBC curriculum with a specific structure to reflect what was being taught in after-school clubs.

Through a booth at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in 2021, KBC quickly realized that we had something others were looking for. Television stations, networks, and streaming services all over the world were looking for current, high-quality children’s Christian programming. As of this writing, KiDs Beach Club TV is available on over 500 stations in the United States and via satellite everywhere in the world except for Antarctica and parts of Greenland. Now you can see why when the decision came up to film another season or not, there really was no question. And that’s what brings us to the Season 2 Premiere event on March 1 in a small, historic theater in Grapevine, TX.

Emcee for the event and Executive Producer of the show Dr. Frank Banfill talked about the true impact of KBC TV being on display at the premiere. “Wow! The world premiere of KBC-TV Season 2 was an amazing night. It was so fun to see and hear the audience’s reaction to the show. But the best part of the night was hearing from some of the child actors who are in the show. These are real kids helping other real kids navigate life and having fun doing it! It is so good to know that we are producing a world-class show that engages audience and makes an eternal impact.”

Founder and President of KBC Jack Terrell summarized the evening this way: “I’d never experienced a Premiere, so the evening was spectacular. However, the icing on the cake was hearing the engagement from all the 50 plus kids as they watched the show. Their expressions… priceless!”

If you’d like to watch a recording of the event, that can be viewed here.

 

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Persevering Through the Pandemic

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"Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds," 
- James 1:2
 
For most of the world, going through a trial doesn't exactly elicit the emotion of pure joy. But they haven't read the next two verses in James which say, "because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything."
 
KiDs Beach Club partners with local churches around America to go into local public schools and share the good news of Jesus Christ, one day a week, for 24 weeks out of the year.  When the COVID-19 Pandemic hit in 2020, nearly all of our public schools sent their students, teachers, and volunteers home to limit the spread of the disease. That pandemic would constitute a "trial" that most of us never expected to face in our lifetimes.  
 
No school = no Beach Club.
 
Being able to share God's word with students in their public schools has become a key part of how many of our 2700+ volunteers answer the command of Jesus to carry out the Great Commission. So when all of that came to a sudden stop thanks to at-home learning, it was very disappointing. 

But our volunteers, as mature believers, along with our partnering churches, decided to believe James 1:2-5 and persevere. So as our 212 schools have slowly opened, several of our churches and volunteers have jumped at the chance to continue their Great Commission ministry in Beach Club and currently minister to more than 2,600 students every week. 
 
Right now, we have 70 active clubs, soon to be 71 with the start of a six-week club at Grapevine Elementary, sponsored by 121 Community Church in Grapevine, Texas. That means that 58 of our church partners and 713 volunteers in eight states are getting to lead boys and girls to Christ in their public schools again.  
 
"It's a joy to hear of our church partners persevering through challenges faced as a result of the recent pandemic," said KBC Club Relations Coordinator Tina Kimbro. "Schools implementing new safety precautions have caused our faithful church partners to adjust to outside meeting spaces, limited enrollment, new clean-up procedures, and wearing masks. These new policies and procedures have not waned the passion of our churches for reaching children with the Gospel, nor seeking out schools in the growing number of open districts to begin new clubs. Even as our school year draws to a close this semester, 121 Community Church in Grapevine, Texas has a passion to reach children and their families in their community, will be beginning a new six week club. This church exemplifies the hearts of our Beach Club churches to Connect Kids to Christ and Put Bibles in Their Hands! Their excitement and commitment to finish strong in the 2021-2022 school year is remarkable!"

And thanks to their perseverence and dedication to sharing God's word with these children, 118 of those decided to make Jesus their Forever Friend, not to mention the nearly 5,000 KBC Explorer's Study Bibles handed out during the pandemic.  
 
Praise God from Whom all blessings flow!
Mar 30 9:54 AM

More Awards and Nominations for KiDs Beach Club TV

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And the 2022 NRB People's Choice Award for Christian kids program goes to..... KiDs Beach Club TV! 

That was an exciting announcement from the NRB TV Executive Committee at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Nashville, Tennessee two weeks ago. A group of nearly 60 content providers chose KBC-TV Season 2 ahead of four other competitors during a special screening of newly released programs for 2022. Accompanying the victory was a snazzy, color-changing glass trophy now proudly displayed at the KBC Corporate Headquarters in Bedford, Texas. Click here to see the two-minute trailer that won the award. The 20 episodes from Season 2 are all available on the KiDs Beach Club website, www.kidsbeachclub.org/online. The Season 2 episodes will match the curriculum for our after-school Beach Clubs that begin in the fall of 2022.  

In addition, the KBC-TV Season 2 episode that features the character word of Obedience, is nominated alongside 7 other programs for best TV Show at the International Christian Film and Music Festival. The winner will be announced in early May in front of more than 3,500 attendees during the annual festival in Orlando, Florida. "Just being nominated is a big deal," said Dr. Frank Banfill, KBC Executive Vice President. "We were selected for the TV Show category, not just kids TV but for all TV!" KiDs Beach Club TV is one of 300 projects selected to be in the running for one of 65 awards.  This event will be celebrating the 10 year anniversary of ICFM, which is one of the largest Christian Film festivals in the world. Their goal is to help filmmakers of faith-based, family friendly films, shows, and documentaries get to the next level.  

Mar 30 9:53 AM

Christian TV Partners of KiDs Beach Club TV Reunite at NRB Conference

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When the COVID-19 pandemic shut down most schools in the United States in 2020 and then banned many after-school activities in 2021, including KiDs Beach Club, the Lord provided for the production of KiDs Beach Club TV as a way to assist churches to get the gospel to the kids they normally ministered to in public schools. As it turns out, the Lord had even bigger plans for KBC-TV as Christian TV networks TCT, CTN, TLN, KBTV, World Trumpet TV, and The Walk TV all signed on to air the 15 episodes in season one. All of those connections started at the National Religious Broadcasters Convention in Grapevine, Texas in the summer of 2021. Nearly one year later, those networks, now very familiar with KBC-TV, were excited to share what it meant to have our show as part of their weekly schedule as we talked to them at the NRB Convention in Nashville, Tennessee. 

"When we saw KiDs Beach Club TV we said, this is perfect content for children in New Mexico," said KCHF-TV General Manager Warren Trumbly, one of the first TV stations to air KBC-TV. "Children need to get the word of God, they need to be drawn in and KiDs Beach Club creates that interest," Trumbly said. Click here to hear the rest of Trumbley's interview from our KBC-TV podcast including his plans to use the TV show as a jump starter to get churches all throughout New Mexico, to partner with KBC for after-school Bible Clubs.

"We appreciate everything you guys are doing. God puts things together and even in the midst of COVID. That is when we started growing, that caused changes in your ministry and thankfully for our viewers, they love your program," said Tom Nolan, the CEO of TCT Network. "I think as Christians, we need to stay positive about what God is doing in the times we're living in." TCT Network has expanded to more than 50 stations around America and also has a nationwide feed that airs KBC-TV every Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. ET on DIRECTV channel 377. Catch more of Tom's interview here.

Another of our TV partners, KBTV Global is available to more than 250 million people in more than 31 countries around the world, available on streaming devices such as Apple TV and Roku. "It's great to get the word of God out, especially for our children through KiDs Beach Club TV," said Dr. Kerrick Butler, Founder and President of KBTV Global. "Studys are now showing that we need to catch our children in elementary schools because they've basically written off reaching them by the time they get to high school. Having this program that is going to minister to the elementary age student, and on platforms where they can always see it, whether it's on a phone or a tablet, it's a blessing." Listen to the rest of Dr. Butler's interview by clicking here.

We were also excited to catch up with the President of the CTN Network, Yolanda Morris who carries KBC-TV on 26 stations nationwide.  KBC-TV also airs every Saturday morning at 8:00 a.m. ET on their national DIRECTV Channel 376 and Dish Network Channel 262.  KBC-TV first aired on CTN's Fort Myers station, WRKY-TV, and when Yolanda Morris heard about the show, it didn't take long for her to add it to the program lineups of the other 25 stations on the network. One of those stations is located in Denver, Colorado, KQDK-TV which is run by her husband, Brian Morris. Brian and his TV crew stopped by our booth in the NRB exhibit hall and spoke with KBC Executive VP, Dr. Frank Banfill for a Facebook Live segment. Click here to see that report.

During the week long conference, there were many exciting conversations taking place at our booth with prospective TV partners from all over the world, including Canada, South Africa, and even Romania. In the words of KBC Founder and President Jack Terrell, "What child doesn't deserve to hear a clear presentation of the Gospel?"  KBC-TV has that clear Gospel presentation in every one of the first 35 episodes. Pray with us that the Lord continues to use this television program to draw kids to Himself, all around the world. 

Mar 30 9:52 AM

KiDs Beach Club 2022 Gala - SAVE THE DATE!

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Save the Date!

2022 KiDs Beach Club Gala

Saturday, June 18th • 6:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Arts District Mansion - Downtown Dallas


 Keynote Speaker - Tony Perkins   

     

Musical Performer - Steph Carse

   

Learn more at our Gala page.

 

 

 

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Once You Pick Them Up, You Can't Put Them Down

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So you leave for work in the morning, pour yourself a cup of hot coffee, and count it a blessing if that drink stays hot for your drive into the office. With the 22oz KiDs Beach Club Branded Tumbler, unless your commute is 6 hours or more, we can guarantee that coffee to stay hot, not just until you get to work, but until lunch! That's what the vacuum-insulated innards are for, and when you ice down your soda at lunch, you've got until bedtime before it starts to get warm. You will love this tumbler so much, you won't be able to put it down. 

 

Just ask Jack, Tammy, Steve, and Anna from the KBC office. They all have learned to do everything one handed so they can cluch this tumbler all day long. Go ahead and use it in the car and not worry about spilling on your shirt. Go ahead and drink from it with electronics around and not be concerned about splashing your keyboard. This tumbler has a new leakproof design with a lid that sucessfully makes sure that the only destination for your drink is in your mouth. Tell me that's not worth a mere 80 cents per day! We'll even throw in the color for free! 

Choose from Coral, Black, Purple, Graphite, Navy, Red, or White....they're all precious in your sight! 

Click here to get your very own...TODAY!

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