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Challenges and opportunities to Communicate the Gospel to a new generation of media users

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  1. 2. <ul><li>Did you know? </li></ul>Some of the facts in this presentation have been used from the “Did You Know” project created by Karl Fisch, Scott McLeod, Xplane and the Tyndale House books “Revolution” by George Barna and the Baker Book “UnChristian: What a New Generation Thinks About the Church and Why It Matters” by David Kinnaman and Gabe Lions used by permission
  2. 3. Americans have access to..
  3. 4. A surge of new technologies and social media innovations…are forever altering the media landscape and the way we share the Gospel
  4. 5. 1,000,000,000 web pages
  5. 6. 65,000 I-phone apps
  6. 7. <ul><li>1,745 television stations </li></ul>
  7. 8. <ul><li>10,500 radio stations </li></ul>
  8. 9. <ul><li>5,500 magazines </li></ul>
  9. 10. <ul><li>200+ cable networks </li></ul>
  10. 11. <ul><li>While it is increasingly easier to reach a large audience, it is becoming more difficult to connect with them </li></ul>
  11. 12. <ul><li>Did you know? </li></ul>
  12. 13. More than 70% of four year-olds have used a computer
  13. 14. More than 50% of 21year-olds have created content on the web
  14. 15. Number of internet devices in 1984… 1,000
  15. 16. Number of internet devices in 1992… 1,000,000
  16. 17. Number of internet devices in 2006… 600,000,000
  17. 18. Number of internet devices in 2013… 1,000,000,000
  18. 19. Mobile devices will be the world’s primary internet connection tool by 2020
  19. 20. The average teen sends 2,272 text messages each month
  20. 21. The computer in your cell phone is a million times cheaper, a thousand times more powerful and a hundred times smaller than an MIT computer in 1965
  21. 22. “… what used to fit in a building, now fits in your pocket, what fits in your pocket will fit inside a blood cell in 25 years…” Ray Kurzwell
  22. 23. Did You Know?
  23. 24. More video content was uploaded to You Tube in the last two months than ABC, NBC and CBS have broadcasted since they began in1948
  24. 25. The number of unique visitors ABC, NBC and CBS get collectively each month… 10 million
  25. 26. <ul><li>The number of unique visitors that viewed video on You Tube last month </li></ul><ul><li>91.5 million </li></ul>
  26. 27. CNN I-Reports are changing the way news is covered with user generated video … as it happens locally and globally
  27. 28. Did you know?
  28. 29. MySpace, You Tube and Facebook collectively have over 250 million visitors every month. None of these sites existed in 2000
  29. 30. 1 of 8 US couples married in 2009 met online
  30. 31. Twitter played an unprecedented role in information sharing during the Iranian elections in 2009…
  31. 32. … until they were bumped from the trending topics list when the news of Michael Jackson’s death broke
  32. 33. In February 2008, John McCain traveled across the country, attending fund raising events and raising $11million in 29 days
  33. 34. <ul><li>T hat same month Barack Obama attended no campaign fundraisers. </li></ul><ul><li>Instead, Obama leveraged online social networks to raise </li></ul><ul><li>$55 million in 29 days </li></ul>
  34. 35. How are you using Social Networking sites?
  35. 36. Did you know?
  36. 37. Over 65% of Americans find their primary means of spiritual experience and expression outside the local church congregation
  37. 38. Today’s 18-29 year old Non-Christians perceive the Church as being…
  38. 39. Judgmental
  39. 40. Insensitive
  40. 41. Hypocritical
  41. 42. Too Political
  42. 43. Homophobic
  43. 44. Most of these non-Christians were once engaged in Church
  44. 45. Over 40% of US population claim a commitment to Christ… yet less than 9% live from a Christian world view
  45. 46. The emerging post-modern generation longs for a sense of authentic community and connectedness
  46. 47. How will we reach them?
  47. 48. A surge of new technologies and social media innovations are forever altering the media landscape and the way we share the Gospel
  48. 49. MediaSpan Online is a partner you can trust to provide the most effective web and mobile platforms, tools and strategies to help you reach current and future generations for Christ
  49. 50. <ul><li>Christian Website Design </li></ul><ul><li>Robust Content Management System </li></ul><ul><li>E-Mail and Database Management </li></ul><ul><li>Video & Audio On-Demand & Streaming </li></ul><ul><li>Social Media Integration </li></ul><ul><li>Mobile & SMS Platforms </li></ul><ul><li>Web Strategy </li></ul><ul><li>Technical Support </li></ul>
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