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Mobile phone apps for evangelism and discipleship
Mobile is the most incredible opportunity for evangelism and discipleship, not least in the Majority World, where a mobile phone is perhaps the one piece of digital equipment that many people will ever own. Here are two mobile apps, one for Africa, and one for sharing video shorts in multiple languages.
Annual strategic consultation on mobile ministry opportunities, this December
The Mobile Ministry Forum (MMF) Consultation at the Wycliffe Bible Translator Headquarters in December, in Orlando, FL, is the key gathering for people interested in learning how to use mobile technology for ministry outreach. This 3-day conference includes TED-style presentations, discussions, ministry field reports, workshop breakouts, and networking time. The call is to anyone using mobile technology in a ministry context, creating apps or content, or anyone interested in starting a mobile ministry.
How different generations use the Internet: infographic
It is revealing to see how different demographic groups use the Internet. Here's an infographic showing generational differences...
Message to the Masses: new video faith resource for teens
A UK team has just launched a new online resource with video shorts, aimed at mid-to-late teens. It answers questions about faith in an outsider-friendly and accessible way, so it is ideal for youthgroup members to use and share.
Book review: Ministry in the Digital Age, by D Bourgeois, IVPress
Happily there are at last a growing number of books about various aspects of digital ministry. Dave Bourgeois' new book is primarily written to help Christian ministries understand how to integrate the Internet into their existing work.
Web Evangelism Bulletin - news on all aspects of digital evangelism
This twice-monthly email newsletter brings news, ideas and strategies for all types of digital outreach. It is a part of the ministry of Internet Evangelism Day.
Free ebook from Bryan Allain: This is NOT a treasure map
Sign up for the email newsletter at Killer Tribes and you'll get a free copy of Bryan Allain's new booklet This is NOT a treasure map as a thank you. This is a helpful message to anyone who has been disappointed in a creative project or ministry. In 25 pages, he shows you a new (and biblical) way of perceiving your life, failures and successes.
News of Internet Evangelism Day at end of April
Internet Evangelism Day this year is set for Sunday 21 April, and is usually the last or next to last Sunday in the month. Since 2005, it has been both an annual focus day and a year-round online resource guide. Its purpose is to encourage individual Christians, churches, and ministries to use the incredible potential of digital media to share the good news of Jesus, in an intentional but appropriate way.
Social media is not optional for non-profits, ministries, companies
The HooteSuite video below, though it is primarily discussing businesses, clearly explains the importance of social media connectedness at every level in any organization – charity, non-profit, ministry – and emphasizes that in the end, it is just people and relationships. Particularly highlighted in this video: social media needs to permeate through the entire organization, and is not something that is just 'done' by the marketing department. Richard Branson is cited as an example of a CEO who is constantly tweeting.
When You're Stuck Where You Don't Want to Be - #6802
If you're stuck where you don't want to be? Well, God's approach is to act as if you'll be there for a long time. Quit wishing you were somewhere else or someone else. Make something of the place where you are. There are people there who need Christ. Don't look past them because you don't like where you are.