Mobile Devices in Evangelism and World Missions in a Digital Age

Timothy Jore
www.distantshoresmedia.org

Media use in 2000

Media use in 2010

The rise of the mobile phone in 10 years

The rise of the mobile phone in 1 year

In each minute we’re together...

71 babies

406 new mobile phones

What can a mobile phone do?

Why is mobile growing so rapidly?
 Communication & social

connectivity

 Economic opportunities  Information & education  Entertainment  Content creation  “Personal” technology

so what?

Everyone, everywhere is equipping themselves with the technology to hear (and watch) the Gospel.

Sideloading enables a crowd-sourced, low-cost, Internetindependent content distribution model

“Mobile Evangelists”

Portable Hotspot
 100s of GB of

evangelistic videos

 Provides WiFi hotspot  Web downloads to

any WiFi-capable phone

Which is easier to smuggle into a limited-access country?

The only library some will ever have

books audio

video

A tool to create, not just consume

books audio

video

The Mobile Ministry Forum
 http://mobileministryforum.org  Consortium of ministries using mobile  Learning together  Working together  2nd Annual Consultation, December 11-13

Questions?

A Calling

How will we reach the “least of these”?

The traditional content-creation model

An emerging content-creation model

Features of this new model
 Openly collaborative  Self-selecting  Massively distributed  Technology (mobile)-

enabled

 Incredibly capable

Traditional model: Britannica
 120,000 articles (web)  1 language  <5,000 contributors  restricted access, read-

only

Openly collaborative model: Wikipedia
 20+ million articles  ~270 languages  15.7 million

contributors read/write (open collaboration)

 unrestricted access,

Volumes of Britannica

Volumes of Wikipedia

A brief, painless guide to Intellectual Property Rights (IPR)

copyright just happens copyright = “all rights reserved”

IPR Pop Quiz
Q: “what can you legally do with copyrighted content?” A: “whatever you have permission to do”

An Obstacle

Open Bible Stories
30 stories of the Bible, in every language, in text, audio & mobile video

door43.org/stories

The future of the global church is Open!

© 2011 Distant Shores Media www.distantshoresmedia.org

This work made available under Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0

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