MMF 2012 Consultation Executive Summary

Overview

119 mission strategists representing 56 organizations* participated in the third Mobile Ministry Consultation sponsored by the Mobile Ministry Forum (MMF). This more than doubled the 2011 Consultation participation. Presentations and discussions addressed a wide variety of issues critical to the use of mobile devices in ministry (see the topic list below). Collaborative outcomes of the consultation include plans to expand the four-week course into a six-week course, develop a training manual to equip ministries and local believers to use social media, create a mobile ministry pathway for ministries considering mobile ministry, develop a centralized online hub for all resources related to mobile ministry, design a three-hour introductory online course, and create a taxonomy for discipleship criteria on the mobile platform.

Content

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

Slide Show – A 90-second slide show from the consultation.

Schedule – The detailed program flow.

Notes – The detailed, crowd-sourced notes from each session on Google Docs.

Mobile Ministry Course – The current four-week mobile ministry course (online).

Presentations

Workshops

Participant Remarks

  • “The worldwide outreach and impact represented by the people gathered in one place here is phenomenal, and the opportunity to think and work collectively and creatively together was awesome.”
  • “This was my first forum, and I was greatly impressed by the quality of the conference. The topics were relevant and helped me know which direction our organization should go using technology in ministry. Plus, I feel that I have the tools now to make that happen.”
  • “A very practical and missiologically sound, field-needs-driven, conference where I felt that every talk and every conversation was advancing the Great Commission.”

For More Information contact members of the steering committee:

Brad

Clyde Taber

Jay Clark

Johnathan Pulos

Keith Williams

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.

* This included 31 participants who joined through interactive, remote access.