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WEB EVANGELISM BULLETIN

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W-E-B Issue 211 ~ June 2012
Monthly ISSN 471-0323  Bookmark and Share
INCREDIBLE CHURCH TOOLBOX
CANADIAN OUTREACH INITIATIVE INTEGRATES NEW WEBSITE
THE IMPORTANCE OF RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED CHANGE
DOUBLE YOUR WEBSITE OR BLOG VISITORS
THE WORLD WE LIVE IN
MISSIONS
MOBILES AND THE WORLD
APOLOGETICS
SOCIAL NETWORKING
POPULAR CULTURE
TECH TIPS
TAILEND FUN

Instead of asking people to come where it's convenient for you to be salt and light, why not go where they naturally gather and be with them?" - Justin Long

INCREDIBLE CHURCH TOOLBOX

Dave Hakes explains how he was led to start the Internet Toolbox for Churches. This is a hugely valuable resource for any church wanting to use digital media and social networking to reach outsiders. What are your needs and issues as a church in this area? Please share them on this post's comment section:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/8510

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CANADIAN OUTREACH INITIATIVE INTEGRATES NEW WEBSITE

In days, the idea of will be introduced to the city of Calgary. There will be posters all over the city of Calgary asking people "What do you crave?" and volunteers will be handing out Soul Cravings Prequel books. Believers, trained to take conversations about soul cravings and transition to sharing about Christ, are ready and willing to serve their city. People will be encouraged to go to the I Crave Change site to talk online with trained mentors who can engage with their questions:
http://icravechange.com/

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THE IMPORTANCE OF RESEARCH AND EVIDENCE-BASED CHANGE

WHY WE MUST DO RESEARCH and make evidence-based ministry choices:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/8449

CHURCH IN UK - research suggests it is finally starting to grow:
http://religiousintelligence.org/churchnewspaper/?p=26119

EFFECTIVE CHURCHES - Thom Rainer's new research - effective evangelistic churches have 'multiple points of intentionality':
http://www.thomrainer.com/2012/06/evangelistic-churches-and-the-mpi.php

SURVEY TOOLS FOR BLOGGERS AND WEBSITES - find what your readers think:
http://www.problogger.net/archives/2012/06/19/10-cheap-survey-tools-for-bloggers-who-want-answers/

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DOUBLE YOUR WEBSITE OR BLOG VISITORS

Search engine optimization (SEO) is not a dark secret art. Here are easy things you can do, right now:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/8563

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THE WORLD WE LIVE IN

ATTITUDES and hostility to Christian faith:
http://www.internetevangelismday.com/blog/archives/7909

OUR POST-CHRISTENDOM ENVIRONMENT - a sense of entitlement is misplaced:
http://www.relevantmagazine.com/god/worldview/entitled-christian-syndrome

VISION IS MOST FRAGILE when it has not been acted on:
http://www.justinlong.org/2012/05/vision-is-most-fragile/

I AM SECOND book offers deeper look at Christian celebrities' faith:
http://www.christianpost.com/news/i-am-second-book-offers-deeper-look-at-christian-celebrities-faith-life-75881/

COLOR PERCEPTION - If we have a name for something, does it help us distinguish it from other similar things? Here's a fascinating long article on color perception in different cultures. How does this relate to clarity in other insights in life and ministry?
http://www.empiricalzeal.com/2012/06/05/the-crayola-fication-of-the-world-how-we-gave-colors-names-and-it-messed-with-our-brains-part-i/

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MISSIONS

LOGOS HOPE ship urgently needs marine engineers:
http://www.omships.org/engineers

FILMS in Asian languages from Create International:
https://vimeo.com/channels/129580

TEACHING ENGLISH - English Course available in DVD for beginners, with others courses planned, for churches and missionaries to use for reaching others for Christ. The first ten lessons will be available on Youtube, with audio exercises and transcripts available:
http://123learnit.com/

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MOBILES AND THE WORLD

MID-EAST - Mobile Media Content Creation - Arab world case study:
http://www.mobileadvance.org/blog/164-mobile-phone-content-creation-an-arab-world-case-study

CELL PHONES START A CHURCH in India:
http://www.mnnonline.org/article/17297

IS YOUR CHURCH WEBSITE mobile-friendly? asks Lauren Hunter:
http://churchtechtoday.com/2012/06/08/church-website-mobilefriendly/

SMS/TEXT BROADCASTING options:
http://www.maf.lt/2012/06/smstext-broadcasting/

ILLITERATE USERS - Designing a smartphone alphabet for the illiterate. Peanut farmers in India are helping to design a text-messaging app that could aid the many millions who can't read or write:
http://www.technologyreview.com/communications/39974/#.T46vLJtxoFQ.twitter

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APOLOGETICS

VALUABLE SUMMATION of the evidence for the resurrection:
http://sheridanvoysey.com/what-happens-when-you-die-he-asked-part-2/

FREE KINDLE EBOOK - Discovering God: Exploring the Possibilities of Faith by Dennis McCallum. This is the Amazon US link. To find the book at your national Amazon site, replace .com with .co.uk, .ca, etc. It may not be available in non-English speaking Amazon outlets.
http://amzn.to/MCqKkh

RELIABILITY OF NEW TESTAMENT compared with other ancient texts [infographic]:
https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=2769387572471&set=p.2769387572471&type=1&theater

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SOCIAL NETWORKING

30 JUNE IS SOCIAL MEDIA DAY - a chance to highlight the opportunities?
http://mashable.com/smday/

FREE EBOOK - 55 Questions for Churches Launching New Communications. This free ebook guides churches in implementing new digital communication practices within their organizations:
http://amylbishop.wordpress.com/ebook/

FACEBOOK - Why 84% of your fans are lurkers, and may not even see your posts:
http://ariherzog.com/facebook-likers-and-lurkers/

FACEBOOK JUST CHANGED everyone's contact email to @facebook.com - here's how to change yours back, or hide it:
http://lifehacker.com/5921095/facebook-just-changed-your-email-without-permission-heres-how-to-get-it-back

YESHEIS, the outreach video sharing resources, has an email newsletter. Sign up here:
http://bit.ly/Qqxdig

FREE GUIDEBOOK TO USING TWITTER by Mashable:
http://mashable.com/guidebook/twitter/

FREE EBOOK - Top 20 free Twitter Tools:
http://www.freshegg.com/blog/free-ebook-top-20-free-twitter-tools_12852

IMAGES IN BLOGS - why you must always use them;
http://reviewzntips.blogspot.co.uk/2012/05/images-importance.html

HOW AN ARMY uses blogging for effective recruitment:
http://www.socialmediaexaminer.com/how-the-u-s-army-is-using-bloggers/

TWITTER Dynamos, offering Word of God's love
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/06/02/technology/christian-leaders-are-powerhouses-on-twitter.html

ENGAGE WITH YOUR LOCAL COMMUNITY on your blog or website:
http://raventools.com/blog/local-seo-community-stories/

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POPULAR CULTURE

EVERY FILM IS A SERMON - seeking vital parallels in movies:
http://www.christian.co.uk/media/watch-what-you-watch-every-film-is-a-sermon-p1963

USING FILM in youth ministry:
http://www.youthleadersacademy.com/films-youth-ministry/

FREE RESOURCES FOR CHARIOTS OF FIRE - to coordinate with Olympic film's re-release:
http://www.damaris.org/chariots

HE WILL WIPE EVERY TEAR - looking at Terrence Malick's The Tree of Life movie:
http://www.tonywatkins.co.uk/media/film/he-will-wipe-every-tear-terrence-malicks-the-tree-of-life/

THE IRON GIANT animation - great redemptive parallels. Good discussion starter for younger people too.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Iron_Giant
Incredibly cheap as a DVD, also free download to Amazon Prime users:
http://amzn.to/LD8zea

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TECH TIPS

- non-techies look away now

APPS for tech fixes to keep on a memory stick:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/five-apps/five-must-have-apps-for-your-usb-stick/1442

15 ONLINE FREE TOOLS for web designers on a budget:
http://webdesignledger.com/tools/15-free-online-tools-for-web-designers-on-a-budget

GETTY IMAGES WILL GET YOU - if you use them wrongly:
http://www.christiantoday.com/article/christians.warned.over.getty.images.copyright.infringement/30094.htm

ANDROID - find permission-grabbing add-ons:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/smartphones/how-to-find-those-permission-grabbing-add-ons-in-android/5188

10 MS WORD defaults you can fix:
http://www.techrepublic.com/blog/10things/10-word-defaults-you-can-customize-to-work-the-way-you-want/3281

ANDROID camera app:
http://android.appstorm.net/reviews/pictures-photos/take-control-of-your-phones-camera-with-shot-control/

WEBSITE SPEED testers:
http://www.flashuser.net/resources/website-speed-test-tools.html

WORDPRESS - getting 110% out of it:
http://www.hotscripts.com/blog/110-wordpress/

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TAILEND FUN ô¿ô

Sandcastles around the world:
http://www.designspectre.com/inspirations/sand-castles-around-the-world/

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