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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 all over Istanbul this month. Here is a rough translation:…Continue

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

Comment Wall

Comment by David Hackett on December 21, 2009 at 3:02pm
Came across this resource: PDF article on "Why using video is essential for reaching Gen Y

Also see the rest of the articles listed on tech and mission at:
Comment by Nate Butler on December 21, 2009 at 3:03pm
I think what Tony means is exactly something simple like "Go, Teach, Disciple." Too bad "Mobile" is such a long word, otherwise it could be made into an acronym like "Move, Observe, Beckon, Illustrate, Love, Evangelize" (just using spur-of-the-moment words off the top of my head) for a button/graphic.

On a semi-related note (and I may have asked this here before, and/or someone else may have addressed it), but what is the current view/status of the ".mobi" domain name? Sorry if that's a really out-of-it question, but I haven't heard much more about its acceptance since it was first launched. Has this been embraced by your generation of technologists, Antoine?
Comment by Robert A. Kramer on December 21, 2009 at 3:11pm
Being Called?

Sorry, couldn't resist. Mobile Media... Called... nevermind:)
Comment by Clyde Taber on December 22, 2009 at 10:05pm
Nice Robert!
Comment by Antoine RJ Wright on January 9, 2010 at 10:09am
The Next 4 Billion by Tomi Ahonen (link to vid from my site):
Comment by W. Stephen Keel on February 6, 2010 at 7:10pm
SMS marketing and fulfillment tools for spiritual audio content

I started a discussion on this topic a few minutes ago. This is what I wrote...The group that I am visiting in Northeast India, Bihar, in March, recently translated 23 Bible stories into 6 indigenous languages. My research shows me that many in the audience they are trying to reach have GSM/GSPR service with SMS/MP3 player phones. Some of the available plans give unlimited transfers for as low as $5-$8 a month. One company this month cut their rates in half. Once ne person gets a file they can share it with others at no cost using Bluetooth and files transfers…

Although I can reach some of them now with the relatively slow WAP services they have access to using my recently developed mobi websites, I believe it could be better to arrange for them to download episodes the same way many currently download ringtones with SMS. Millions of users already know how to get ringtones, spiritual hungry people could get spiritual episodes the same way, except they would not be monetized.

One company,, has a system that allows a person to store mp3 files in a personal storage locker and access them for download to the MP3 players on their phone using software they provide. I wrote to them and learned that they have no plans to make this type of service available for organizations to distribute audio files

I believe a similar service can be created that uses SMS marketing and fulfillment. Unique SMS access numbers could be assigned to specific languages and sent to potential users. The user would only see materials relevant to their language. (I am making all audio files as small as possible before sending them.) This scheme only makes sense with the proliferation of unlimited texting plans that are increasingly available.

A lot of the MP3 “sharing” and distribution systems are influenced by copyright and ownership issues. Since a ministry would “own” their materials they could freely distribute them. I am seeking technical help to discover if it is reasonable to develop this SMS capability. Are you aware of any additional forums that I could join that would be being read by tech savvy people in this arena? If it will work in India, it will work in a lot more places too…
Comment by Antoine RJ Wright on March 15, 2010 at 12:10am
Visual pie graphs of mobile compared to several other metrics:
Comment by Jenise Cook on May 17, 2010 at 1:37pm
mLearnCon - San Diego, CA Conference, June 15-18

The e-Learning Guild is hosting this mobile learning conference. If you are telling visual stories as an "educator", you may want to attend, or at least visit the Exhibitioners Hall.
Comment by Clyde Taber on May 18, 2010 at 8:30pm
Jenise, very intriguing.
Comment by Antoine RJ Wright on July 6, 2010 at 12:16pm
Just a heads up that MMM now has a hosting area for case studies:


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