April 17-18, 2015
De Betteld Retreat Center, Zelhelm, Holland
“Mobile is the first personal mass medium.”
Tomi Ahonen shared this at the 2015 Mobile Ministry Consultation. Forbes ranked Tomi as #1 in their list of global “mobile influencers.” Mobile device technology is changing lives, families, cultures, and nations around the world at a rate that no other technology has in human history. The mobile device presents a unique, two-way communication channel that represents the most important technology available for kingdom advancement.
95 mission strategists* representing 56 organizations from 29 countries participated in the Mobile Ministry Consultation sponsored by the Mobile Ministry Forum (MMF). This was the fifth MMF consultation and the first one held outside the United States. Presentations and discussions addressed a wide variety of issues critical to the use of mobile devices in ministry (see topics below). The consultation was hosted in conjunction with the Eurasia Media and Distribution Consultation (email@example.com).
The Mobile Ministry Forum (MMF) is a coalition of ministries working towards the goal of giving every unreached person a chance to encounter Christ and His kingdom in a compelling, contextualized fashion through their personal mobile device by 2020.
Slide Show: A 90-second slide show from the consultation.
Notes: Crowd-sourced notes from each session in a Google Doc
Schedule: The detailed program flow
Glossary: A custom-built glossary of mobile industry terms
Tweets: Read the tweets
MMF Resources: Links to key MMF content
We plan to make the recorded sessions available in the weeks that follow the consultation. Links will be added as the sessions become available. The slidedecks are available to view or download through the link after each topic title.
State of Mobile Ministry (Keith Williams) Slidedeck
Creating Culturally Relevant Content for Mobile Device (Carol and Calvin Conkey) Slidedeck
Principles of Online Mobile Platforms (Marc van der Woude) Slidedeck
Future of Mobile (Tomi Ahonen) Slidedeck
Building Relationships (Frank Preston)
Building Community (Ed) Slidedeck
Getting Started Using Your Mobile in Missional Ways (Brian James) Slidedeck
Exploring the Mobile World Where You Live (Keith Williams) (not recorded) Slidedeck
Creating New Content for the Mobile (Brian James, Keith Williams) (not recorded) Slidedeck
Multi-Language Mobile Bible Distribution (Nancy Keel / Marguerite Inscoe) Slidedeck
Building Your Own Bible Box (Jay Clark) (not recorded) Slidedeck
Building Individual Relationships through Social Media (Dr. Ty Grisham)
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For more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org or contact members of the steering committee below.
* This included 11 participants who joined through a paid registration to have interactive, remote access.