Monday, January 05, 2009

Getting Mobile in 2oo9

Lately my wife has accused me of being addicted to my Blackberry and I have caught several "ribbings" from friends as being a "Twitter-holic." However, I realize that in today's information age, the church must utilize every avenue to get the Gospel out to a lost world. Bobby Gruenewald from just posted an article on his blog that is worth your time to view and to follow, as he lays out some innovative ways to utilize today's mobile phone craze as an avenue to share Jesus Christ and minister to the needs of the sheep God has placed in your fold and area of influence.

Bobby states, "At the start of last year, 3.3 billion people were mobile phone users. This is a global phenomenon and contrary to what many believe, “global” actually includes the US :) 13-17-year-olds in the US send/receive an average of 1,742 sms messages each month. EVERY populated area on Earth is affected by the growth of mobile usage. So mobile is really both global and local. I believe the Church must communicate with and engage people where they are at (not just spiritually, but geographically)."

To read more:

So, if you are being teased about your mobile usage (SMS's, Twitter, Facebook, e-mail, etc.), be sure to let them know that you are "just spreading the Good News of Jesus' Saving Grace" and ministering in an effective, cultural relavent way.

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