Tag Archives: Evangelism Apps

JP Unreached and Joshua Project Languages

2 Sep

The world is a vast place, so it should come as no surprise that of the 16,650 distinct people groups recognized today, there are well over 7,000 that remain untouched by the good news of the Gospel.  These groups, representing 2.9 billion people and nearly 40% of the world’s population live their lives in isolation – both from others and from the message of God’s love.  While not every one of us is called to serve one of these groups in a missionary capacity, each of us can play a part in their future through the power of prayer.  And that’s where this week’s featured resources, the JP Unreached and the Joshua Project Languages mobile apps, can help.

Available to iOS, Android, and Google users, the JP Unreached app provides profiles for 366 of the most critical people groups.  These are the cultures which, if reached, have the greatest potential for carrying the Gospel message to the surrounding areas and are, therefore, of greatest concern.  Through this unique app, you’ll be provided with access to statistics on each group’s population, language and religion, as well as an introduction to their history and culture.  Each day’s entry contains information about obstacles that stand in the way of missionary efforts as well as prayer prompts to help you decide how best to intercede both for those who have yet to be reached and those who seek to reach them.  You can even set a “reminder” function, so you don’t forget your prayer commitment!

Looking for the stats on a language group not included in this app?  Then check out Joshua Project Languages!  Listed both by country and by language name, this comprehensive record links users to resources for tongues both living and dead – offering statistics, vocal recordings, and access to excellent evangelism materials ranging from the written word (including Bibles and gospel tracts) to audio-visual aides like the “Jesus Film”.  It’s a great app for anyone interested in world missions and comes highly recommended.

Pick up both apps today and you’ll be well on your way to both understanding the needs of the world’s unreached people groups… and making a difference in their lives!

 

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God Tools

25 Mar

Anyone who has been reading this blog for long knows that I’m a big fan of Gospel tracts, but face it, sometimes you just don’t have enough pocket space to carry your favorite selection with you.  That’s why, in this week’s installment of the iPod Evangelist, we’re featuring Cru’s FREE God Tools App!

Designed to be used without an internet connection, God Tools provides users with four classic, interactive Gospel tracts.  Click on “The Four Spiritual Laws” or “Satisfied” and you’ll be provided with an excellent set of general use evangelism tools.  Looking for something more targeted?  Why not try “Knowing God Personally” (college students) or “Connecting with God” (teens)?  You’ll be delighted as the Salvation message unfolds step-by-step complete with Scripture references, a guide for leading others in the sinner’s prayer, and advice for growing in the Lord.  Each tract offers multiple languages and formats to choose from, so take the time to play around and find which one best fits your style and personality!

Looking for an easy way to answer hard questions?  Check out “Everystudent.com” where you’ll find well-reasoned explanations for everything from the case for God’s existence to why a person should consider Christianity above all the other religious options.  Or, visit the Q & A Forum for Biblical advice on practical life issues.

The God Tools app is full of helpful features, so be sure to download your copy today!

The iPod Evangelist

18 Feb

Of all the tools I’ve used as an evangelist, my iPod is one of the best.  Small and portable, it gives me a great way to store a mass of information that otherwise might not be readily available.  Yet finding the apps that give me the greatest “bang for my buck” isn’t always easy.  Type the word “Bible” into iTunes and you’ll get a list of 4,449 unique apps – more than most of us have time to explore.

That’s why, over the next few weeks, I’ll be highlighting a few of my favorite apps for evangelism and spiritual growth.  I’ve taken the time to limit them to only those which can be acquired for less than $1.99 and which offer the most flexibility and ease of use.  These are, in my opinion, the best of the best and it’s my hope that you’ll agree!

Because one of the key elements in evangelism is prayer, this week, we’re featuring “Prayer Prompter – Christian Prayer Time Organizer” by Rick Austin.  I’ve tried a few dozen different prayer apps and this one (available as a FREE download) is by far the best!

The “God Speaks to Me” section offers a variety of devotional verses on topics ranging from faith and worship to anger and submission.  The lack of denominational slant allows believers to focus wholly on what God’s Word says, spurring them to live a more Christ-centered life.

When you’ve finished meditating on the Scripture, take a moment to explore the “I Speak to God” section.  Individual verses recommend ways to pray for yourself and for others while “file drawers” allow you to enter your own requests for everyone who touches your life.  Based upon the information you enter, the app will create randomized prayer lists.  After you’ve prayed for a topic, hit the “Prayed Today” button and move on to the next.  The app keeps track of how long you’ve spent praying each day, allowing you to see whether you’re taking the time to sincerely talk with God about each topic or simply flicking through the list.

Perhaps my favorite features of the app are the ones which aid in developing a regular prayer time.  Set the alarm and the app will give you a daily reminder to sit down and commune with God.  Download the “Dropbox” app and you can share your requests with multiple users – keeping each other accountable for time spent praising God and interceding for others.  It’s a great way for family members, church prayer chains, and Bible study groups to keep up with each other’s prayers and praises!

With all of that to offer, it’s not hard to see why this comprehensive prayer app is one of my favorites!

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