Mobile-Empowered Ministry in Indonesia: A Phenomenological Study
AbstractThe impact of new media has continued to transform people. Thus, the impact of mobilephones which are deemed to have a positive effect on education, business, science, health,safety, communication, entertainment, society, environment, globalization, and people’s livesis reflected in various studies. Though the abovementioned impacts are widely studied, theimpact of mobile phones in ministry—in sharing the gospel of God to humankind is hardlydiscussed. This study employs phenomenological study with ministers of the gospel from theWest Java Conference of the Seventh-day Adventists situated in Indonesia as its participants.Findings revealed that mobile phones can bring the gospel to both the reached and theunreached through its different features and services. Thus, this study emphasizesunderstanding of the importance for ministers of the gospel to take the edge of mobileempowered ministry, a new opportunity, as everyone is upswept by the mobile revolution.
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