Visual storytelling for evangelism and discipleship (@soonguy)

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The key strengths of our new digital communication age are visual storytelling, dialogue and relationship building. The use of video shorts in online evangelism and discipleship is vital: using/making video | in church social media strategy

6 useful video/graphic resources for this month:

  1. Mobile phone ministry. Video shorts, including the new version of Mobile Advance’s explanation of the potential of mobile phone evangelism in the majority world: watch video | more mobile videos from Mobile Ministry Magazine
  2. Man of peace. How the biblical ‘person of peace’ strategy works out in practice: video from 3DM team
  3. Storytelling. Jonathan Gottschall, author of The Storytelling Animal, says science backs up the long-held belief that story is the most powerful means of communicating a message: watch video
  4. One-way communication versus dialogue. Is preaching dialogue? It should be, says Joe Miller. (This surely applies to all communication, even writing.) watch video
  5. Free graphics. Posed/acted bible-story illustrative photos – ideal for youth ministry, sermons, etc. from new UK team: Free Bible Images
  6. Creativity. John Cleese lecturing on creativity – long but insightful: watch video

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About soonguy

Tony Whittaker is coordinator for Internet Evangelism Day | Team member, SOON Ministries, Derby UK. Contact him here.