Mobile phone ministry in Africa!

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I recently came across this article. It’s a classic case of how we need not be unduly ‘afraid’ of technology as the church… but to carefully & prayerfully consider how these ‘new ways’ can help us better engage people for God’s glory. Read it and share your thoughts.

African Churches Use Mobile Phone to Ring Up Growth in Members

Here’s an excerpt:

“Mobile phone suspended on a belt round the waist, or from the neck, is a common sight among members of church congregations in Africa. Now, church leaders are heaping praise on mobile phones, sometimes called cell phones, because they say the instruments help congregations grow.

Mobile phone use increased rapidly in Africa about 10 years ago. At that time, however, some Christians on the continent criticised the phones for being “marks of materialism”. Now, that has changed.

“It is as if cell phones have come to revolutionise everything, even Christianity,” says Anglican Bishop Charles Gaita of Nyahururu in central Kenya. “They are making things happen quickly.”

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