TOOLS & RESOURCES

RENEW HAS A MEDIA LIBRARY WITH GOSPEL
CONTENT IN THOUSANDS OF LANGUAGES

MICRO SD CARDS

MicroSD cards can be loaded with Gospel media, like the FCBH Audio Bibles, and inserted into both smart and feature phones. MicroSD cards are an effective way to get this content onto cell phones in places where internet is limited or non-existent.

For information on file types and media options:

OTG (ON THE GO) ADAPTER

These adapters make it possible to insert a microSD card into many cell phones regardless of whether or not they have an SD card slot. This can even work with feature phones. Someone can insert the microSD & OTG adapter, transfer a Bible app & other files, and remove the adapter for a simple way to share the files and still hold on to the microSD card. 

WAYS TO SHARE MEDIA USING THE OTG ADAPTER:

MicroSD Card to Phones/Tablets

MicroSD Card to Computers

Phones/Tablets to MicroSD Card

Computer to MicroSD Card

For more details on Micro SD cards and OTG adapters:

LIGHTSTREAM WIFI HOTSPOT

Some Features Include:

  • Creates a Wifi hotspot without using internet
  • Copies and locks microSD cards
  • Real-time and downloadable analytics
  • Fully customizable media library and Netflix-like user interface
  • Ability to share files over Bluetooth

LightStream Manual, Software Update, Tutorial Videos, and Strategies:

TORCH AUDIO BIBLE

The Torch combines a flashlight, lantern, and Audio Bible into one versatile solar-powered device to share the Gospel. The Torch can also be loaded with discipleship materials and worship music.

Features Include:

  • Space for 5+ Audio Bible languages (4GB of storage)
  • USB port to charge cell phones
  • Solar-powered
  • Loud enough for about 12-20 listeners

For a louder device for up to 200 listeners, see the Papyrus.

VISTA PROJECTORS

The Vista projection systems allow you to do a Gospel presentation, such as show the Jesus Film, to large groups in areas without electricity. Each of the Vista systems have everything needed to do a presentation including a projector, speakers, lithium battery, and optional solar panel. The projection systems include the Vista 200, the Vista 500, and the Vista 1000.

System Features:

  • For audiences of 200+, 500+, and 1000+ depending on the Vista system
  • Optional solar panel
  • Optional 92” or 112” screen
  • Systems fit into a backpack
  • Vista 500 & 1000 includes a mic and 2-channel amp

 

For a list of media and details on file types and conversion, see Media Resources section.

For the full list of Vista projector systems and features:

SMART PHONE ONLINE APPS

JESUS FILM PROJECT

All Jesus Film, Magdalena, and other evangelistic videos by Jesus Film.

BIBLE.IS

Audio Bible in over 1,100 languages from Faith Comes By Hearing.

THE STORY

21 languages; 6 minute video explaining the Gospel starting with creation; great for more modernized regions.

INSTALLING .APK BIBLE APPS ONTO ANDROIDS

For step-by-step instructions, see section “Installing Android .apk App Files” in the LightStream manual:

TYPES OF MEDIA & CONVERTING FILES

For Instructions on converting files, go to “Converting Media” section in the LightStream manual:

MEDIA TYPEWHAT IT ISDEVICES IT PLAYS ONEXAMPLES OF MEDIA
MP3Audio FileSmart & feature phones, the Torch, tabletsAudio Bible, music
MP4Video FileSmart phones, the Vista projector  TIP: Use high quality video formats for projectors. Lower quality (takes up less space) is generally just fine for SD cards and the Pocket for smartphone viewing.JESUS Film
3GPVideo FileFeature phones, smart phones & tablets (but very low res for both)GRN Bible Story Video, Jesus Film, Jesus Film segments
APKApp file (app is all-contained & offline so it doesn’t need to be downloaded from the app store)Smart phones (not iPhone), tabletsFaith Comes By Hearing Audio Bible app (special for offline, different than Bible.is)

FILE TYPES FOR THE POCKET:

You can load any file type onto the Pocket, but the Pocket will only stream MP4, MP3, and Documents:
‘pdf’, ‘doc’,’docx’, ‘rtf’, ‘txt’,  Spreadsheets: ‘csv’, ‘xlsx’, ‘xls’, Slides: ‘ppt’, ‘pptx’

TIPS ON LOADING MICRO SD CARDS:

  • Any file type can be loaded onto an SD card, but files that are more likely to play on a phone are MP4 and 3GP for video and MP3 for audio. (See guide above.) 
  • With limited space on a microSD card (Renew generally provides 8GB microSD cards), it’s often a good idea to load longer videos like the Jesus Film in a lower quality so that it doesn’t use as much space. A lower resolution video will show just fine on a cell phone.
  • Because Jesus Film segments are small and can be easily shared, they’re a great choice of media to include on microSD cards.
 

RESEARCHING LANGUAGES & AVAILABLE MEDIA:

JOSHUA PROJECT – Researching Jesus Film, Bible, & GRN available for a people group

ETHNOLOGUE – Researching countries & languages 

BIBLE.IS – Available Audio Bibles, most up-to-date

JESUS FILM – Available Jesus Film media, most up-to-date

TRAINING RESOURCES

YWAM VIDEO COURSE FOR BIBLE DISTRIBUTON

ZÚME PROJECT: MAKING DISCIPLES THAT MULTIPLY

Zúme Training is an on-line and in-life learning experience designed for small groups who follow Jesus to learn how to obey His Great Commission and make disciples who multiply.

THE TIMOTHY INITIATIVE TRAINING: CHURCH PLANTING AND DISCIPLE-MAKING METHODS

The Timothy Initiative’s training materials, available in dozens of local languages, provide balanced Biblical and theological training, as well as church planting strategies. This resource builds the disciple maker’s confidence in their understanding of Scripture and equips them to make disciples and plant reproducing churches.