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Mobile Media Ministry

This group exists to help establish a mobile ministry movement so that within ten years every unreached person will have had a chance to encounter Christ and His kingdom in a compelling, contextualized fashion through their personal mobile device.

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Latest Activity: Apr 22, 2014

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Workshop on digital options and strategies for vernacular Scripture use in Mexico 1 Reply

May 13-15, 2014 I am scheduled to present a workshop in Spanish in southern Mexico on the topic of digital options and strategies for putting into use Scripture resources (audio, video and text) that…Continue

Started by Allan Lee. Last reply by Jim Zarbaugh Apr 22, 2014.

Fanatico 2014

We are launching a venture surrounding the World Cup events in Brazil of June 2014. We will broadcast on several hundred television stations and in excess of 4000 radio stations as well as deploy…Continue

Started by David Olson Mar 6, 2013.

Starting a Story Movement Among Mobile Phone Equipped Believers

Great to see the discussion on "Starting a Story Movement" taking place here at VSN.  It was noted that there is a generation of 10-30 year olds with phones, tablets, etc. who could be visual story…Continue

Started by Keith Williams Feb 19, 2013.

Mobile Visual Media Production Resources

Here are the best educational resources I've found to help you in producing great audio and visual media for/by mobile devices (can be downloaded from Slideshare): …Continue

Tags: video, mobile, #mobmin

Started by Keith Williams Feb 7, 2013.

A Big Idea in Phone Apps 12 Replies

I am new here, so I am not sure if this topic has been brought up before. It may already be in development by more than one person for all I know.I am currently moving forward on an idea for a mobile…Continue

Tags: tract, video, salvation, iShare, Gospel

Started by Jim Zarbaugh. Last reply by Jim Zarbaugh Aug 26, 2012.

Read Only microSD Card 4 Replies

GRN is moving towards the distribution of their audio recordings via microSD card. I am looking for a solution to prevent our content from being deleted by the users we distribute to.Has anyone done…Continue

Tags: distribution, microSD

Started by James Thomas. Last reply by James Thomas Aug 15, 2012.

Data stored by phone and internet companies may impact ministry in closed countries 1 Reply

I watched the linked video at today and it has me thinking about the implications for mobile ministry use in countries that are closed or hostile to the Gospel. What are your thoughts?…Continue

Started by J. R. Whitby. Last reply by Bryan Gough Jul 24, 2012.

How do we move people beyond access, to engagement, using mobile media? 6 Replies

Once we have made it easy for people to access content via mobile media, how do we then help them engage with the content and make them hungry for more?

Tags: apps, media, web, content, engage

Started by James Thomas. Last reply by Antoine RJ Wright Jul 7, 2012.

Anna 1 Reply

Anna* grew up a Muslim in a Muslim household in a Muslim country.  Anna was introduced to Jesus and fell in love with Him as a young woman.  Jesus became her joy and her life.  Anna was so taken with…Continue

Started by Keith Williams. Last reply by Clyde Taber May 17, 2012.

Phonegap & lessons learned : Frontlinesms server & outdoor ad campaign Istanbul 5 Replies

This is the image we posted…Continue

Started by Paul Weaver. Last reply by James Thomas May 13, 2012.


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Comment by Antoine RJ Wright on November 21, 2009 at 10:36pm
Mobile Developer/Development resource:
Comment by Antoine RJ Wright on December 6, 2009 at 9:17pm
I'm pretty sure that some of you might have seen this on Twitter already, if not and you've not seen it on MMM or my personal site either, here's this week's Carnival of the Mobilists:
Comment by Durand Robinson on December 9, 2009 at 11:45am
Comment by Antoine RJ Wright on December 16, 2009 at 10:11pm
Comment by Antoine RJ Wright on December 20, 2009 at 11:52am
This shouldn't be limited to mobile ministry efforts - think outside the giving box and see the possibilities:
Comment by Tony Whittaker on December 20, 2009 at 7:51pm
Hi folks, as we see that increasingly the mobile platform is going to be a key part of communication in the next 10 years, and we want Christians to take it up as widely as possible, do you think there is any sort of simple slogan or tagline that we might all agree to adopt together so that we can all promote this in a unified sort of way?
Comment by David Hackett on December 21, 2009 at 1:58pm
Tony, can you say more about your proposal for a slogan/tagline? Is it the equivalent of a hashtag in twitter so that somehow articles reference a common thread? Simple ones of course are already "owned" by folks such as "mobile ministry".

I would think what you want is more along the lines of making reference to a consortium (a network that serves as a watering hole for collecting references to mobile ministry/mission); if so, this would best be a neutral place (an early logical place could be the GUIDE Network).

OR another way of doing what I think you're suggesting is if a group (or perhaps THIS Ning group) wrote a "manifesto" advocating for the Christian community to use the mobile platform - and allow people to sign on in affirmation. Then people could reference the manifesto; ie, that what they are doing is in affirmation of and living out the call made in the mobile manifesto.
Comment by Tony Whittaker on December 21, 2009 at 2:20pm
Dave - I didn't have any detailed proposal in mind - just floating the possibilities. I was initially thinking of some sort of catchy tagline that could sum up and encapsulate the need and potential of different forms of mobile ministry. It could be used by any of us in this context, we could make, for instance, buttons with it on. Of course, MMI, Guide Network, Visual STory are all already making this challenge.

Your valuable suggestions certainly seem worth talking round and could take this much further.Your idea of a manifesto sounds very eyecatching, and could be short enough to encourage others to republish it online or in print. Asking leading ministries to sign a manifesto could increase its credibility too.
Comment by Antoine RJ Wright on December 21, 2009 at 2:26pm
Mobile won't be the same in 5 years time - and I'm being conservative at that estimate. Creating a slogan or manifesto for this area of media is probably not looking at it in its best context; then again, I am from a different generation of technologists, we just need to go, anything more than the simplicity of the commission (go, teach, disciple) is probably too longwinded ;)
Comment by David Hackett on December 21, 2009 at 2:54pm
Create Int'l had two articles on mobile media in the latest Brigada. Here they are:

Mobile Media Evangelism tools --
Now you can share your faith while traveling cross-culturally in the
languages of unreached people groups. Create International has developed "Gospel Gadgets" with all of their evangelistic films loaded ready to be shown to the target groups that you or your teams are reaching. These "Godpods" are specially designed for today's "Mobile Media Evangelists" equipped with video and audio playback, ebook software to share the Bible in different languages, voice recording, and many more features. The best part about it is that they are one tenth the price of an ipod. For those of you working where electricity is rare or non-existent they have the answer for you: their portable solar charging unit. Find all of their Gospel Gadgets at:

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Free Downloadable Evangelistic Films --
Create International's resource website at:

is focused on resourcing Christians around the world with a variety of
evangelistic tools. Aiming to enhance one's personal witness and provide
effective cross-cultural tools in multiple languages, this website tool box is full of options, with more than 10,000 external links to resources and informative articles for helping you be as effective as possible in your witness to people of other cultures and languages. They now have a
searchable database of hundreds of people groups with links to audio, video, and literature tools for evangelism and mission mobilization. Create International has just completed a new section of "FREELY downloadable evangelistic films" for more than 45 of the largest and least reached people groups! They are available in both Apple and PC compatible formats which are playable on any desktop, laptop, or portable media player. Please visit their "Indigitech" website and get equipped to reach the nations!

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