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Why infographics are great for churches and nonprofits
“You win, infographics!” In communicating overall concepts quickly and simply, visual beats text. Learn how churches can use infographics, which apply also to non-profits and other teams.
Need for easy English in international Christian communication
Over 20% of the world’s population can speak English to some degree. And since English is the language of the Internet, much higher education, and the majority of websites, there is a big incentive for young people in every nation to learn it. With only about 360 million people as first-language speakers, 75% of the 1.5 million are using it as a second language. Of course, in an ideal world, there would be adequate Christian resources, online and offline, in the heart language of everyone. But failing that, we should be making our evangelistic and discipleship resources as accessible as possible to all second-language English speakers. How?
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.
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.
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.
Collaboration is essential for evangelism and missions, anywhere
See what can happen when mission agencies collaborate AND use digital effectively, in this video by Create International, producers of films for the Majority World. Of course, collaboration is vital in any area of ministry, in whatever location: "All of us are smarter than one of us."
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.
Ever been on a conference call like this? Humor video
You may well have experienced a phone conference call as chaotic and fruitless as the one in this humor sketch from Tripp and Tyler. It presents a face-to-face meeting as if it were telephone conference, with all the downsides present and correct.
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.