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That We Would Be
Like the Men of
Issachar
“men who understood the
times and knew what Israel
should do”
1 Chron. 12:31
And people from
every tongue, tribe
and nation…
86% or more of these
religionists [Buddhists,
Hindus and Muslims] globally
do not personally know a
Christian.
In 2013, the number of mobile-
cellular subscriptions reaches
6.8 billion, corresponding to a
global penetration of 96%
In...
For the earth will be filled
with the knowledge of
the glory of the LORD as
the waters cover the sea.
Habakkuk 2:14
Abu Mohammed
Your Stories
How have you seen mobile impacting
the lives of your people?
How have you seen God use mobile to
bring glory ...
http:www.mobileadvance.org
keith@mobileadvance.org
@mobile_advance
Equipping WEC International
outreaches with mobile ministry
training, media and tools
Mobile Ministry Forum
Mobile Ministry Forum
The Vision
That every unreached
person have the chance to
encounter Jesus and His
kingdom in a compelling,
contextualized ...
Yawn
Yet another set-up for an
epic fail…
What’s different about this
one?
Hope for the Vision
1) Our potential media access to every
people (ethne) of the earth is
unparalleled in history.
? B.C.
2011
March 6,
1984
2014
7 Billion
2005
2013
Reasons for Hope
2) “Crowd-sourcing” Bible translation is
a growing opportunity.
Reasons for Hope
3) The mobile enables on-the-ground
production of locally appropriate
media.
2004
100 million cameras
of any type were sold in
the world
1.5 Billion phones with cameras
were sold in 2012 alone!
Reasons for Hope
4) Mobile has its own built-in
distribution mechanisms
that allow for “viral”
transmission of media.
Purdue University’s
Experience in Nigeria
Reasons for Hope
5) The missions world is networking
and partnering together!
Ekko
(video)
www.ekkomobile.com
The Vision
That every unreached
person have the chance to
encounter Jesus and His
kingdom in a compelling,
contextualized ...
Potential Barriers
1) Focusing on smartphones and
smartphone apps to the exclusion
of 70% of all phones in use today!
The Mobile Ecosystem
(current as of Q4 2013)
“No phone left behind”
Potential Barriers
2) Focusing on internet-based
outreach and leaving behind those
living “beyond the internet”
0
1
2
3
4
...
Potential Barriers
2) Focusing on internet-based
outreach and leaving behind those
living “beyond the internet”
0
1
2
3
4
...
Potential Barriers
There are somewhere between 1.7 and
2.2 BILLION souls who have a mobile
but are not accessing the inter...
Potential Barriers
3) Media ministries remaining in a
media producer, rather than media
enabler, paradigm.
Potential Barriers
4) Security issues that can prevent us
from implementing mobile ministry
and threaten those reached
thr...
Potential Barriers
5) Copyright restrictions that keep the
Bible and other outreach media
locked down so that it cannot:
a...
But what about
sustainability?
But seek first his kingdom and his
righteousness, and all these things
will be given to you as well.
Matthew 6:33
The most likely
point of failure!
11:00 Hall 2
Biblical Media, Any Lanugage,
No Restrictions, for Free
(Tim Jore/Distant S...
Moving Ahead
http://www.mobileministryforum.org/mobile-ministry-made-easy
www.mobileministryforum.org
http://www.renewoutreach.com/mobile-ministry/
https://cybermissions.org/moodle
Take part in the mobile
ministry conversation!
Twitter Hashtag = #mobmin
Posts (“Tweets”) are archived at
http://mobmin.he...
Some trust in chariots and
some in horses, but we
trust in the name of the
LORD our God.
Psalm 20:7
Some trust in mobile and
some in the internet,
but we trust in the name
of the LORD our God.
Psalm 2014
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry
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Plenary presentation at a missions conference which looks at how mobile ministry could enable every unreached person to connect with the Jesus, His good news and His people (the church) via their mobile device. Reasons for hope as well as barriers to that happening are considered.

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Connecting with the Unreached via Mobile Ministry

  1. 1. That We Would Be Like the Men of Issachar “men who understood the times and knew what Israel should do” 1 Chron. 12:31
  2. 2. And people from every tongue, tribe and nation…
  3. 3. 86% or more of these religionists [Buddhists, Hindus and Muslims] globally do not personally know a Christian.
  4. 4. In 2013, the number of mobile- cellular subscriptions reaches 6.8 billion, corresponding to a global penetration of 96% International Telecommunications Union
  5. 5. For the earth will be filled with the knowledge of the glory of the LORD as the waters cover the sea. Habakkuk 2:14
  6. 6. Abu Mohammed
  7. 7. Your Stories How have you seen mobile impacting the lives of your people? How have you seen God use mobile to bring glory to Himself?
  8. 8. http:www.mobileadvance.org keith@mobileadvance.org @mobile_advance
  9. 9. Equipping WEC International outreaches with mobile ministry training, media and tools
  10. 10. Mobile Ministry Forum
  11. 11. Mobile Ministry Forum
  12. 12. The Vision That every unreached person have the chance to encounter Jesus and His kingdom in a compelling, contextualized fashion through their personal mobile device by the end of 2020.
  13. 13. Yawn Yet another set-up for an epic fail… What’s different about this one?
  14. 14. Hope for the Vision 1) Our potential media access to every people (ethne) of the earth is unparalleled in history.
  15. 15. ? B.C.
  16. 16. 2011
  17. 17. March 6, 1984
  18. 18. 2014
  19. 19. 7 Billion
  20. 20. 2005
  21. 21. 2013
  22. 22. Reasons for Hope 2) “Crowd-sourcing” Bible translation is a growing opportunity.
  23. 23. Reasons for Hope 3) The mobile enables on-the-ground production of locally appropriate media.
  24. 24. 2004 100 million cameras of any type were sold in the world
  25. 25. 1.5 Billion phones with cameras were sold in 2012 alone!
  26. 26. Reasons for Hope 4) Mobile has its own built-in distribution mechanisms that allow for “viral” transmission of media.
  27. 27. Purdue University’s Experience in Nigeria
  28. 28. Reasons for Hope 5) The missions world is networking and partnering together!
  29. 29. Ekko (video) www.ekkomobile.com
  30. 30. The Vision That every unreached person have the chance to encounter Jesus and His kingdom in a compelling, contextualized fashion through their personal mobile device by the end of 2020.
  31. 31. Potential Barriers 1) Focusing on smartphones and smartphone apps to the exclusion of 70% of all phones in use today!
  32. 32. The Mobile Ecosystem (current as of Q4 2013)
  33. 33. “No phone left behind”
  34. 34. Potential Barriers 2) Focusing on internet-based outreach and leaving behind those living “beyond the internet” 0 1 2 3 4 5 Internet (most optimistic) Mobile (low- estimate) Number of Users (in billions)
  35. 35. Potential Barriers 2) Focusing on internet-based outreach and leaving behind those living “beyond the internet” 0 1 2 3 4 5 Internet (most optimistic) Mobile (low- estimate) Number of Users (in billions)
  36. 36. Potential Barriers There are somewhere between 1.7 and 2.2 BILLION souls who have a mobile but are not accessing the internet! 0 1 2 3 4 5 Internet (most optimistic) Mobile (low- estimate) Number of Users (in billions)
  37. 37. Potential Barriers 3) Media ministries remaining in a media producer, rather than media enabler, paradigm.
  38. 38. Potential Barriers 4) Security issues that can prevent us from implementing mobile ministry and threaten those reached through it.
  39. 39. Potential Barriers 5) Copyright restrictions that keep the Bible and other outreach media locked down so that it cannot: a) Be modified to work on phones, put into audio form, translated, etc. b) Flow freely from phone to phone
  40. 40. But what about sustainability?
  41. 41. But seek first his kingdom and his righteousness, and all these things will be given to you as well. Matthew 6:33
  42. 42. The most likely point of failure! 11:00 Hall 2 Biblical Media, Any Lanugage, No Restrictions, for Free (Tim Jore/Distant Shores Media)
  43. 43. Moving Ahead
  44. 44. http://www.mobileministryforum.org/mobile-ministry-made-easy
  45. 45. www.mobileministryforum.org
  46. 46. http://www.renewoutreach.com/mobile-ministry/
  47. 47. https://cybermissions.org/moodle
  48. 48. Take part in the mobile ministry conversation! Twitter Hashtag = #mobmin Posts (“Tweets”) are archived at http://mobmin.herokuapp.com/
  49. 49. Some trust in chariots and some in horses, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 20:7
  50. 50. Some trust in mobile and some in the internet, but we trust in the name of the LORD our God. Psalm 2014

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