RightNow Media, described as “the Netflix of video Bible studies,” is now available to all students, employees and recent alumni.
Just like the popular streaming services of today, RightNow Media offers a wide variety of video content. However, what makes this service unique is its sole focus on providing its subscribers with up-to-date and relative Christian and biblical content.
Chris Riley, vice president of Student Life, has been a pioneer in bringing RightNow Media to campus. He has already seen how the streaming service can have a positive effect in his family’s life.
“Just last week, we had a family Bible study,” Riley said. “We watched one of the cartoons on RightNow that the kids really liked, and it was about adoption. We’re actually going through the adoption process right now as a family. So it was really cool how this little cartoon about bringing a dog home was relating to our faith and adoption in Christ. It brought about a great opportunity to sit and talk about it afterward.”
Riley said one of ACU’s goals in allowing free access to this service is the hope of providing another avenue for students to grow and share in their relationship with Christ.
“Chapel is great, but it is not necessarily a place where you can discuss and talk about things in-depth with your peers,” Riley said. “So I would love to even see this being used in small group Chapel settings.”
An email blast was sent out to students Monday with a link to join RightNow Media. Now the ACU family has full access to watch and enjoy the entire RightNow Media catalog for free.
Some students have already started to use the service.
“I’ve had a chance to check it out, and I can’t believe all the awesome Christian content they provide,” said Andrew Godfrey, junior Christian ministry major from Frisco. “Also, the interface looks so clean and friendly to use. I was honestly expecting it to be a little cheesy, but I was pleasantly surprised – and you can’t ever go wrong with VeggieTales.”