I'm curious to hear multiple perspectives about the need of media for an average missionary. I'm biased because my world revolves around media and communication. But for an average missionary what would be a necessary minimum, or a basic toolbox of media pieces.
Is that kind of clear?
For example, I"m thinking three years ago I was giving training on the need for a blog and how to set one up. But that has changed because most people already have one now. Another example, for years it has been normal for a missionary to invest in a single ministry video that tells their story in 3 -5 minutes. (Not all missionaries did this, but some with a vision for it did one every 4 or 5 years.) But now with easy streaming video, easy delivery, easier quick shooting video camera ... what is the new minimum?
If you could draw a big picture of what missionaries should be doing with media, what would it look like?
I have no intention of being an average missionary... so maybe I should bow out of this conversation all together. Just kidding.
It is easy to make the mistake of trying to 'keep up.' As a facebooker myself, the real skill to navigating facebook is developing the ability to ignore the vast majority of what you encounter. Heidi and I just started a CAUSE on facebook. 100 people joined in one week, but connection and motivation are very low.
On the flip side, I know two missionaries who still write picture-less, two-page, courier new-font newsletters that I devour with an appetite because they tell exceptional stories.
Nothing grabs a person like a well-told story, and if it is a really well-told story, the method rarely matters.