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WEB EVANGELISM BULLETIN

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W-E-B Issue 222 ~ April (i) 2013
Monthly ISSN 471-0323  Bookmark and Share
C O N T E N T S
Internet Evangelism Day | Free evangelistic phone apps | Please share your insights | Attacks on WordPress | Falling Plates video | Free ebook | Conferences and training |Mobile phone opportunities | World we live in | Communicating well | Tech tips | Tailend funnies

They say...
"Statistics are signs from God" - Roger Schutz

"I believe people need affirmation slightly more often than food and water. Let's affirm our loved ones that often" - Donald Miller


INTERNET EVANGELISM DAY 21 APRIL

There is still time to create a short focus about digital evangelism in your church this coming Sunday! Here are suggestions. Of course, you can do this any time of year too.

Dave Hakes of Internet Toolbox for Churches chatted with me about digital ministry and IE Day, for his March podcast.

NEW FREE EVANGELISTIC PHONE APPS

You may have see the YouTube video of James Cheoung's gospel presentation, sketched out with felt pen on a pad of lined paper. This new app from Intervarsity enables you to share a similar presentation, using finger-drawing on your touch screen over a preset image, along with your own verbal presentation and discussion: More about the New World Gospel Presentation app.

New smartphone app for children: The Most Important Story Ever Told has just been released by MIS (Most Important Story), the international childrens ministry, based on their evangelistic book of the same name. For the month of April, to mark Internet Evangelism Day, the team are generously offering this app free. Currently available for iPhone/iPad; Android is coming soon. English and Spanish versions are available now, Farsi and Arabic will be published shortly, with other languages to follow. Read more


YOUR INSIGHTS ARE STILL NEEDED - AND GET FREE EBOOK

Please take 5 minutes to complete our 10-question SurveyMonkey questionnaire about digital evangelism. As a thankyou, you'll get a free ebook: Paul Clifford's excellent Tweeting Church.

URGENT WARNING ON WORDPRESS

There has been a massive coordinated hacking attack on WordPress-powered websites recently. If your website or blog uses WordPress.org, you urgently need to implement these easy security measures, and advise others you know to do the same. Your church may well have a WordPress site.

FALLING PLATES VIDEO

This video short captures the main theme from the Bible in images and concepts that resonate with 21st-century audiences. Falling Plates portrays in four minutes the universal themes of life, lost love, death, pain and faith in a God who interrupts our lives to show his love. Executive Producer Howard Crutsinger blends stunning still photography from modern life with special video effects to illustrate the experience of so many.

You can share the video by embedding it in Facebook, tweeting about it, or download from YouTube to use in meetings, or to your mobile phone to share one-to-one. Watch video.


FREE EBOOK: THIS IS NOT A TREASURE MAP

Sign up for the email newsletter at Killer Tribes and you'll get a free copy of Bryan Allain's new booklet This is NOT a treasure map as a thank you.

This is a helpful message to anyone who has been disappointed in a creative project or ministry. In 25 pages, he shows you a new (and biblical) way of perceiving your life, failures and successes. Read more.

More free ebooks.


CONFERENCES AND TRAINING DAYS

Biola Digital 4-6 June, California.

ICCM USA 10-14 June, Taylor University.

Call2All, May, Thailand.

Digital Kickstart training days around UK during the year.


MOBILE PHONE MINISTRY OPPORTUNITIES

Beware of technology creep for mobile ministry in Majority World.

How people use their mobile phones for different activities: piechart.

How mobile phones are transforming agriculture and education in Africa.

The incredible WorldReader system will transform education in Africa | further article.


WORLD WE LIVE IN

Not Today - moving film about people trafficking.

Missions: Catching up with the global church - interview with Patrick Johnstone. UK missions conference on the arts and music. True story: How Muslim boy met Jesus.

Why Christians should read fiction, says Russell Moore.

Don't confuse Jesus and the donkey he rode on: 'sacralization'.

Why children aren't reading digital comics, and what might make them start.


SOCIAL MEDIA

Social media campaign tools.

Book review: Social Media Guide for Ministry, from Church Tech Today.

If you use Pinterest, get up to speed with the site changes.

Don't spread yourself too thinly in social media.

Christian writing in a digital age - blog competition announced.


COMMUNICATING WELL

Don't use one size fits all outreach.

Church Webmasters, can visitors find your church in Google? View the video from recent Church SEO webinar.

Free syndicatable article from Rusty Wright: Does God's Love Make You Want to Give?

How to use Mother's Day to grow your church.

Four mistakes from my first three years as church communciations director, says Phil Bowdle.

Nine signs your church is ready to reach unchurched people.

Don't forget the introverted evangelist, says Seth McBee.

Why the Easter Christians won't be back at your church any time soon. Though preparedness may help.

The biggest mistakes nonprofits make with video.

Another source of free photos.

Ten tips for better writing.

Capture and share your story with StoryPress app.


TECHIE TIPS

- non-techies look away now
Android app to control a DLSR camera.

Worth a look: Robird Android app for Twitter.

How to cut a LinkedIn contact without them knowing.
Top SEO plugins for WordPress. Embedding videos in WordPress.

CSS3 Columns and Paged Reflowable Content

Free webpage editors recommended by Elated.com.

Shodan - the scariest search engine on the Web. Anything you connect to the internet must have a good password, even garage doors.

Feedly - good replacement for the soon-to-be-closed Google Reader, says Communicate Jesus blog.

TAILEND ô¿ô

Kids talk about astronomy: "Most books now say our sun is a star. But it still knows how to change back into a sun in the daytime."
[ Source: www.mikeysfunnices.com ]

Watch the 10,000 iPhone falling dominos video clip.

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