World-first app for ministers launched in Fiji

Training with the northern group at Labasa last Wednesday.

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An innovative ministry development app launched in Fiji last week represents a world first for the Seventh-day Adventist Church, according to its developers.

Fiji Mission president Pastor Nasoni Lutunaliwa, and pastors Linray Tutuo and Tiko Kabu launched the MDLite app on Tuesday, May 16 for ministers in the Fiji Mission to begin using. The app draws on the same systems that are in the ministry development portal already in use in Australia and New Zealand, bringing together the work of many leaders over the years.

Designed by Pastor Russ Willcocks and his team at Adventist Technology at the South Pacific Division, MDLite provides pastoral, ministerial and administration teams with a streamlined, user-friendly platform for ministry development, reporting and communication. A key feature of MDLite is the Auxano library which gives ministers access to a host of articles, videos and audio podcasts freely available on their phones.

The app is designed for low-data environments and can be used in offline mode when data access isn’t available.

MDLite will also help with simplifying and improving supervision, internship and administration processes, helping Fiji Mission to move forward.

At the launch of the app, pastors and spouses enjoyed a lunch together and the cutting of a cake.

The ministerial teams from the north met in Labasa on Wednesday, and the Central-Western team met on Thursday in Lautoka for onboarding and training.

On Friday students at Fulton Adventist University College were given an overview of the app so that they are better prepared for ministry in the field when they complete their studies.

The MDLite app was launched on Tuesday, May 16 in Suva, Fiji.
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