March 28, 2015

About the author  ⁄ Antoine R. J. Wright

Mobile technology enthusiast, entrepreneurial magazine founder, occasional user interface designer, and mentor, Antoine R.J. Wright has participated in developing innovative approaches in web/graphic design, user experience design, and accessibility across mobile and other computing devices for educational, private, and governmental organizations. The primary voice behind Mobile Ministry Magazine (MMM), Antoine is pioneering an approach to understanding mobile devices, social web services, and their resulting effects within faith-based communities.

Wrapping Your Arms Around Wearable Tech

For the past few years, the device category called wearables has been growing in marketing and importance in the minds of some consumers, and definitely in the minds of manufacturers. From the amazing success of Pebble, to the anticipation that is more or less driving the influence of the Apple Watch, to the rise and failure of projects like Google Glass, there is some interesting energy around the field, and it begs some investigations as to what should be the approach to tackle it when it comes to ministry tech. We’ll offer a few thoughts on the space here, and perhaps you might offer some ...

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Mobile Ministry Trends for 2015

A few years ago, we looked at several mobile trends for pastors and thought it time to update some of what was discussed. In that past article we broke down those trends into three categories (devices, services, and experiences) and will take a similar approach into updating our viewpoints. The hope is that you’ll get a better grasp of the technologies and behaviors that can empower ministers in 2015 and beyond. Mobile Trend #1: Devices If you were to listen to a lot of media today, you’d think that there were only smartphones and tablets. And to a large extent, there is ...

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Mobile Ministry Trends for Pastors

A few weeks back, I was asked to share my thoughts towards some short and long term thinking towards mobile ministry. Those are some good thoughts, but perhaps some would be better served if we were to narrow this focus towards upcoming trends in mobile ministry to just those items that pastors will encounter in 2013 and beyond. Let’s look at those trends within the three distinct characteristics of mobile: devices, services, and experiences. Mobile Ministry Trends for 2013: Devices In the USA, we see smartphones making over 50% of new mobile device sales and tablets eating into laptop sales ...

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Church Mobile Ministry Strategy Basics

Of the questions that make their way through the conversations and search inquires, one of the most common ones is simply, “where do I get started with mobile ministry?” For sure, there is a technological and ministry component that is taken into consideration. But, after you have assessed, or while you are assessing, there is this question of exactly what to focus on to be effective with mobile ministry strategy. Mobile is all about attention. Some would even go as far as to call what we see in mobile and other modern media elements as aspects to an attention economy. ...

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