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Teach over-65s to use Web in your church or community
There was a time, not so long ago, when web usage in the West was quite low for the over-65 demographic. But no longer, as the infographic below shows.
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.
Internet and mobile use in Africa: infographic and free ebook
These stats are already out of date, but you get the incredible picture! For more detail, download this free 43-page PDF ebook Emerging Nations Embrace Internet, Mobile Technology from Pew Research. Digital is a major key to leverage all types of existing evangelism and discipleship, not least in the Majority World.
City Vision's new distance Masters course in digital ministry
City Vision announces the launch of their Master's degree course in Science, Technology, Society and Ministry. This distance course will take a year to 18 months to complete.
Digital alters everything, everywhere, for everyone
"My two-year-old is teaching my one-year-old to use the iPad," a Christian writer tweeted recently. As these two young 'digital natives' grow up, they will barely distinguish between online and offline, face-to-face or virtual. They will be unaware of that strange world just 20 years ago, which was almost untouched by digital media. They may never see, except in a museum, such ancient artifacts as typewriters, rotary-dial phones, or film cameras. Their use of digital will be totally instinctual, a seamless extension of minds and fingers. As the years pass, they will effortlessly handle digital tools and platforms yet to be invented. Digital has transformed our societies faster than any previous media revolution. And it is transforming evangelism and discipleship too. Read more...
3 Revolutions Impacting Internet Evangelism: infographic for digital mission
Infographics are a great way to communicate a strategic visual overview of any topic. Global Mapping's new series of mission-related infographics are very helpful. This month they have summarized some vital trends and opportunities for digital evangelism, in this 'missiographic' entitled 3 Revolutions Impacting Internet Evangelism
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.