n this video recorded at the Lausanne Younger Leaders Gathering in Jakarta, Indonesia, in August 2016, Paul Borthwick talks about the strategic value of media for connecting people.
We’re living through a time of incredible change. The media landscape is radically different from what is was just a decade or two ago. It is vital that the church pays close attention to the trends, and makes good use of the new tools. Media ministry has become an essential part of the Church’s mission.
Christopher Singh talks about how to tell your personal story, particularly through social media.
We’re all are curious about others, so people are interested to hear your story. If what is going on in your life could be helpful to others, Christopher says, we have a responsibility and a duty to share that with others. It can be a big encouragement to them, and prompt them to share their story with others.
Chris Singh talks about one way in which we can share stories online through social media – by being a citizen journalist. While we may not have been trained as a journalist, the essential tools are in our hands already. Mobile phones enable us to photograph, film, and record stories, and to share them with others through social media channels.
Citizen journalists see themselves as responsible to share stories – their own and other people’s – in order to communicate their message. What makes a good citizen journalist?
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Media has a vital role in making the gospel message available, attractive, and plausible. In this presentation from the Lausanne Global Leadership Forum in Bangalore, India, in June 2013, Andy Crouch considers the use of mass media (forms of media – primarily visual – which entirely transcend embodiment), elite media (primarily word-based media, which powerfully influence the creators of mass media), and social media (rooted in embodied relationships in a way which mass media and elite media can never be).