Mobile Ministry Event Calendar

If you’ve not seen this already in our redesigned sidebar, and in keeping with that 2012 resolution in keeping on top of conferences and such which might be beneficial to those following mobile (in) ministry, there’s now a public Google Calendar showing a smattering of #mobmin events for 2012 and beyond.

This calendar actually started as a personal calendar that’s now public, with some members of the Mobile Ministry Forum having the ability to add to this calendar. I’ve gone the route of putting many of the major events that we talked about before on there. As the year goes forward, you will also be able to see some smaller calls and conferences as they happen appear on here. The link to this calendar will show on our mobile site(s) soon-ish.

Small instructions in case you feel like sharing (hint, hint):
  • For those of you with Android devices, you should simply need to go into your Google Calendar account (use a desktop web browser), and then add this calendar to have it appear alongside your calendar; I’ve yet to play with a 4.0 (ICS) device to see if any changes with the calendar effect this or make it simpler
  • For those of you not using an Android device, but do have a Google Calendar account, you need to copy each event (individually) into your main calendar, and those events will appear there. However, they will not update when the calendar updates.
  • You can subscribe to this calendar via RSS (link here); items will show in your RSS reader when they are added to the calendar, not when they occur
  • You can also add to your Apple devices calendar using iCal (link here). If you add this link into iTunes, it should transfer to another (layer) calendar in your iOS devices; this link does update when the main calendar is updated as far as I know.
  • Depending on the mobile device you are using, the RSS/iCal item should show an individual item download, so that (for example) from a mobile device, you can download a specific event into your calendar. From your calendar, sharing is as simple as hitting the “share” button on your device and it sends as a vCal item in an MMS message
  • I have a workflow running using ifttt which automatically tweets out newly added events using the #mobmin hashtag – so if you are looking for an easy way to have your audiences keep up with events, that hashtag just got more valuable.

If there’s an event that needs updated information, needs to be added/removed, just let us know.