Technology for Evangelism & Discipleship

Tech graphic of people working around the worldAlthough the message of the Bible does not change, our world is rapidly changing; and HCJB Global is working to find ways of using new technology to deliver the timeless message.

Dan is on a mission-wide committee researching opportunities for using new technology. One type of technology has emerged as being almost universal throughout the world – cell phones. Sixty percent of the people of the world have cell phones including even some poor children of Africa. Our next task is to determine how we could use cell phone technology for Christian outreach.

The following report illustrates how emerging mobile phone technology can be used in missions:

And there are growing opportunities to use mobiles in evangelism and discipleship. One pastor in India writes, “I am working as an ordinary pastor with the Church of North India in a rural area. It is good for me that I download your worship and outreach songs on my PC and through that to my mobile phone to show the rural people how to worship by heart.”

Radio ministries have a wonderful opportunity to create MP3-download web pages of selected past programs. These programs are especially helpful in cultures where there is little printed material. These pages can also explain how to place MP3 downloads into mobile devices and suggest ways to share them with others.

Source: Lausanne World Pulse

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