Ministry in a Virtual World #8 (Mobile Ministry)

In the seventies, friends and I used to joke about one day being able to carry the entire Encyclopaedia Britannica in our back pocket. That day came sooner then any one of us could have imagined. We are now able to carry a computer in our pocket that not only contains vast amounts of information, but also connects us to an entire virtual world. It’s information to excess and it amazes me to realize the future is now.

For digital disciples, being able to carry a portable computer with you has opened up new possibilities. Limitations that bound us before have been removed. There is no longer any excuse for not having a bible with us, being able to arrange face to face meetings, or most other excuses we have used for not sharing our faith.

It is about practicing a living faith. A faith that flows through our everyday chores and schedules. It strikes me as interesting that we have been given a gift. We either recognize it as such, or we can avoid it at all costs. However, being able to access the Internet at any point in our daily lives provides us with many unforeseen opportunities to live out an everyday faith.

If God gives you a watch, are you honoring Him more by asking Him what time it is or by simply consulting the watch? (A. W. Tozer)
Key Idea: “Everyday Faith”

Mobile friendly is a web design concept that allows your website’s information – images, texts, videos, links – to be easily and readily accessible across all different platforms and, most particularly, on the much smaller screen of smartphones and tablets.

“Jesus came and told his disciples, “I have been given all authority in heaven and on earth. Therefore, go and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit. Teach these new disciples to obey all the commands I have given you. And be sure of this: I am with you always, even to the end of the age.”” Matthew 28:18-20 NLT 

Questions:

What mobile devices do you use most often?
What are some ways mobile devices/apps can be used to make disciples?