Short Talk

Understanding Mainstream Media for More Effective Discipleship and Mission


Media messages have a profound impact on individuals, families and societies, not just in the affluent West, but in every part of the world. The media affects people’s sense of identity, their understanding of the world, their expectations in relationships, their attitudes to faith, their values, priorities and lifestyles, and much, much more. Yet the church’s engagement with mainstream media is often minimal, with little consideration given to it in discipling or in mission.

This presentation will consider:

  • why it is vital to identify, evaluate, and respond to, media messages
  • how we can equip people to develop biblical discernment for personal, family, church, and mission contexts