Using Smartphones in Ministry

Marty Lange, of SIL International, explains right at the start of his presentation why using smartphones in your ministry is so strategic.  Even if you are working in an area without cellular service or internet, a smartphone is a media player. Twenty-six percent of the world’s population is under 14 years old and they will all … Read more

Our Favorite Android Apps for Spiritual Life and Outreach

Keith Williams has created a list of the best Android apps to use for your ministry – and it’s available as a free download! He has the apps listed alphabetically under each heading with a brief description of how the app can be used in mobile ministry. The headings are: Outreach Bible/Bible Study Prayer Spiritual … Read more

Choosing the Right Mobile Ministry Phone

So you’re interested in mobile ministry among the unreached and the first question that comes to mind is, “What kind of phone do I need?”  Here, listed in order of importance, are features you need to consider. 1.  Don’t buy the phone in your home country but, rather, “on-the-field” so you: Ensure that your phone … Read more

How To Easily Build the Exact App You Want

Watch as Richard Margretts builds apps during his presentation at the 2017 MMF Consultation, and shows how you can build your own, too. He demonstrates building contextualized apps by using: Scripture App Builder Dictionary App Builder Reading App Builder You don’t have to be a trained coder to use these apps. Richard creates a digital picture book … Read more

How to Learn and Leverage Your People’s Mobile Usage

Marty Lange was attending the 2013 MMF Consultation when “Tomi Ahonen completely blind-sided me.” Tomi gave statistics on mobile usage and spoke on how smart phones would change everything. Marty recalled his time at Wycliffe where they made powerful content, but distribution was always a problem. People (minority language speakers) did not have a way to consume … Read more

Best Practices for Mobile Security in Closed Cultures

Jon Stearly picks up the challenge of a mobile security presentation for the 2017 MMF Consultation. Jon worked for 15 years at Sandia National Laboratories at positions involving data mining and cyber security. He now serves as Technology Development Director at Faith Comes By Hearing. Jon lists the 4 basic principles as: Be aware Be … Read more

8 Important Global Trends in Mobile Phone Use

Author and Consultant Tomi Ahonen brings his enthusiasm and love of statistics to the 2017 MMF Consultation.   He shares: Mobile is bigger (in $) than the radio, internet, TV, PC, and landline markets combined. Advertisers to youth markets are ending TV advertising. Implications of the digital divide in the industrial vs. emerging world. Theory … Read more

Teach Your Team to Use Phones for Evangelism

  Just because everyone has a phone in their hand, does not mean they know how to use it for evangelism.   You may be thinking one of two things about training your team on mobile ministry. Either they already know how to use their phones, so they don’t need training, or, it’s going to be … Read more

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