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Impact of mobile phones on ministry and mission in majority world
Amazing statistic: three-quarters of the world's population has access to a mobile phone, says a new World Bank study. And that doesn't just mean the rich West. Over 70% of sub-Saharan Africans have access to a mobile. There are nearly 5 billion mobile users in the Majority World. The opportunities for digital discipleship and evangelism are vast.
The message and challenge of the Olympics to the church
The Olympics opening ceremony has received near-universal acclaim from round the world. As it got underway, the words that came to mind were, "Thank God for ...
Benefits and examples of mobile phone texts - infographic
Texts remain the one electronic messaging system (unlike tweets or emails) that are usually picked up quickly and read. There are many opportunities to integrate text messaging into health care in the Majority World, as this WHO 112-page ebook explains. With, for example 70-75% of Africans having family access to a mobile, there are many opportunities for cross-cultural missions to connect with people, both in terms of health-care education and reminders, as well as discipleship. In some cultures, a surprising number of not-yet-believers are prepared to subscribe to a daily SMS Bible verse and/or motivational thought.
Bibles for mobile phones and interview with Bobby Gruenewald
The significance of free mobile phone Bibles cannot be overestimated for these reasons: - Christians can have access to a 24/7 Bible. - In the Majority World, mobile phones may be comparable in price to printed Bibles, maybe even cheaper. - In closed countries, Bibles can be hard to obtain, and it may not be wise to be seen to own one. - Inquirers can privately download Bibles in a growing range of languages. - Even many simple phones can download Bibles and other discipleship materials.
Mobile Ministry Introduction: 5-min video on mobile phone opportunities in Majority World
We are honored to release the 2012 version by Mobile Advance of their 5-minute video explaining the opportunities for mobile ministry in the Majority World.
Hurricane Heroes - #6599
How much longer can we, as His Church, just keep waiting for the dying people to come to us? They're not. We have to take the life-saving Gospel of Jesus outside the walls of the life-saving station; to the street, to the office, to the plant, to the campus, the neighborhood, our service club, that nursing home, take it to the jail, take it to the gym. How can we be content any longer to sit inside our stained glass cocoon while just outside so many are dying in the storm?
Convert simple phones to smartphones: free ebooks for simple mobile in Africa
Smartphone use is increasing dramatically in the Majority World. But for many poorer people who own mobiles or aspire to them, a simple phone is all they may afford for some years ahead. So the new Worldreader system which turns these phones into smartphones of a sort, with cloud storage of ebooks, all accessed via the phone signal, is quite remarkable. Free ebooks can be placed in the hands of African school students, for instance.
Digital advances in India enable Christians to share faith
The second largest nation in the world is a rich and wonderful mixture of contrasts. Skim through this very clear slide presentation to see just how far digital penetration is transforming Indian society (based on April 2011 stats).
Internet Evangelism Day : every April and all year. News releases and resources
Internet Evangelism Day is set for the last Sunday of April this year, with the entire month of April designated as Digital Outreach Month. It is also a year-round resource guide. This page sets it in context and offers some ready-to-use news items. Very grateful thanks if you are able to make known these resources in any way – print, newsletter, Facebook, Twitter, blogging, etc.
4 vital principles of evangelism in the 21st century
In 21st Century evangelism, there are four overarching principles that must inform what we do, worldwide.