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Reach out to the people passing your church - make your website address big enough to read
If your church website is prioritized for outsiders (as it surely should be – Col. 4:5), then naturally you will want to attract many to your site. There are various ways to tell people, including contact cards, search engine optimization, and paid-for Google AdWords or Facebook adverts (which can be targeted very precisely, based on searches for your own town name). But here's the thing – the easy, no-brainer starting point is to display the church URL (web address) on the wall of your church building or street-side noticeboard, large enough to be easily read by people in passing vehicles.
Free ebooks on church digital ministry, social media and evangelism
Here's a wide range of free downloadable ebooks on digital ministry and social media for churches, nonprofits and individuals, evangelism, and more. Plus Microsoft free ebooks on all their software and products.
The worldwide mission challenge of cities: GMI infographic
Here's the latest 'missiographic' from GMI, looking at worldwide urbanization trends. Wherever they are, digital will increasingly be one means to connect, especially mobile.
Free group discussion downloads for new Belle film
Belle is inspired by the true story of Dido Elizabeth Belle (played by Gugu Mbatha-Raw), the illegitimate mixed-race daughter of a Royal Navy Admiral. Culturewatch ministry offer these valuable discussion helps for small groups.
Real-time webstats ticker,and video shorts to share the good news
I always find these sorts of real-time ticking web-stats quite fascinating. Each represents a real person doing something right now! This is the medium that is on our desk, or in our pocket 24/7! It is the medium that will allow us to share good-news video shorts on social media at the touch of a button.
New Lumin software delivers educational solutions in Majority World
Right back in the early days of the Internet, MAF (Missionary Aviation Fellowship) were digital pioneers, and continue to develop innovative solutions that meet the needs of the Majority World. Last year, we featured their Estante Phone app. They are now excited to release a free software product called Lumin which will enable teaching and discipleship through mobiles phones or computers.
Free video shorts that correct myths about New Testament
"But everyone knows that the New Testament was [insert common myth here]." There are so many misapprehensions floating around the Web and modern culture, we need to have good accessible and authoritative refutations available. Help is at hand. God: New Evidence has launched a new series of video shorts called Jesus Myths. Also curated on their YouTube channel, it is the work of moments to embed into a blog or website, post to Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest, or download to project in a meeting. You can also discuss the videos on the God: New Evidence Facebook page.
GMI infographic on Africa, mobile and digital evangelism opportunities
The latest infographic from GMI (below) charts the huge changes in Africa over the last 20 years, and also highlights the growth of mobile phone access from zero to near universal. The huge benefits to Africa of improved communication through mobile and the Internet have been covered frequently in many blogs and reports – economic growth, development, health and education are all being transformed through digital.
Being heard in a secular world: 21-min video by Sheridan Voysey
Sheridan Voysey is an Australian writer, speaker and broadcaster currently living in Oxford UK. You may have see his recent new book Resurrection Year, which has helped many. Check his blog. Here he is speaking at the November 2013 Christian New Media Conference in London. His insights into appropriate effective evangelism apply across the spectrum.
Digital media penetration gives opportunity for ministry
If you want to get a sense of the remarkable penetration of digital media around the world, or use some of these slides in seminars to present the challenge of digital ministry worldwide, this is for you.