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  2015 Mobile Ministry Consultation
Executive Summary

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 (

The Mobile Ministry Forum

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.


(Some of links are for Google Docs and may require a Google log-in)

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

Presentation Topics

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

Mobile in Church Planting (Dr. Wayne Dye) Slidedeck  Video

Mobilizing Your Existing Content (Sam Peckham) Slidedeck  Video

Creating Culturally Relevant Content for Mobile Device (Carol and Calvin Conkey) Slidedeck

Principles of Online Mobile Platforms (Marc van der Woude) Slidedeck

Five Years of Offline Ministry (Jill McKinnon) Slidedeck  Video

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

Mobilize Your Existing Content (Darcie Drymon, Jay Clark) Slidedeck-Darcie   Slidedeck-Jay

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)

For More Information

Sign up for regular MMF communications here.

For more information, email or contact members of the steering committee below.

Benjamin Tangeman, TWR

Brian James, Frontiers

Clyde Taber, Visual Story Network

Darcie Drymon, The Seed Company

Jay Clark, MAF – Learning Technologies

Johnathan Pulos, Missional Digerati

Keith Williams, WEC International- Mobile Advance

* This included 11 participants who joined through a paid registration to have interactive, remote access.

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Thanks for the Good works in the name of our Lord. Got work to do, download and share these resourceful for our local ministries here.

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