What is the Five Fold Ministry Archive and Translation Services?
It is an archive for English messages preached by the Five Fold Ministry (Ephesians 4:11-13) and translation of those messages to Hindi and other local Indian languages.
Whom is it for?
It is primarily for fellowships that come together to hear the messages online.
We are just one family with no access to any fellowship nearby. Can we use this service?
Yes. If you have no where else to go to receive the pure Word, you can avail this service.
We are a small fellowship with hardly any equipments. What set-up do I need to connect the congregation to the messages?
For a small gathering, a smart phone with a 3.5 mm audio jack (available with most mobiles) connected to an external speaker (preferrably externally powered).
Do I need high speed broadband (eg. DSL ) connection and a computer to make use of fivefoldministry.in?
It is not necessary to use a computer or avail an high speed broadband. A smart phone with 2.5G or 3G internet access is sufficient.
What are the system requirements to stream audio from fivefoldministry.in?
Any device that can connect to the internet, such as a computer, laptop, tablet, smart phone, internet enabled smart television, etc., which has a web browser that supports HTML5 and HTML5 audio.
Which browsers support HTML5 audio?
For the Computer:
Google Chrome, Internet Explorer 9 or later, Mozilla Firefox 3.5 or later, Opera 10.5 or later and Safari 3.1 or later.
For the mobile:
Google Chrome for android, Android browser 2.3, Blackberry Browser, Internet Explorer for mobile 9 or later , Opera Mobile 11 or later, Mobile Safari 4, Mozilla Firefox for Android and Tizen.
The above list is not comprehensive.
What do I do if my browser does not support HTML5 audio?
Upgrade the browser to the latest version. If that does not work, try installing the latest Google Chrome (recommended), Mozilla Firefox or Internet Explorer.
My computers operating system is Windows XP and it has internet explorer 8. Will I be able to stream audio from this site?
Unfortunately, Windows XP with its Internet Explorer 8 does not support HTML5 and hence cannot be used to hear audio from fivefoldministry.in. Please upgrade the web browser or use the latest Google Chrome(recommended).
What minimum speed should my internet have, to hear the messages from fivefoldministry.in?
This website provides audio messages at low bit rates. A stable internet connection at 64kbps is sufficient to hear messages. That means, theoretically, a good 2.5G EDGE connection is quite sufficient. If in your locality you have a reception of 2.5G EDGE data connectivity, then you don't necessarily need 3G (EVDO,UMTS/HSDPA/HSPA+) or 4G(LTE) data connectivity as well. However, if the reception of 2.5G EDGE connectivity is bad, then 3G connectivity is preferred.
I have wifi connection at my church/home. Do I need mobile data (2G,3G) connectivity?
If you have wifi connection with sufficient download limit, then you would not need an additional mobile data connectivity.
Can I use mobile internet without subscribing to a data pack?
You may, but the rates for internet on the go are significantly higher. Check out the data options with your cellular/internet service provider.
What internet pack should I choose for my mobile?
It depends on how many messages would be heard and for how long, in addition to any other web browsing, per month. A pack of around 1GB per month is recommended, with the minimum requirement being at least 500MB a month, exclusively for hearing messages.
How many messages can I hear with a 500MB pack
As a rough approximate, if 500MB is exclusively used for hearing messages, you can hear around 15 messages. Message duration can vary from one to four hours. Longer messages or Messages encoded in stereo use more data. You are recommended to carefully monitor the internet data usage notifications from your service provider.
How do I subscribe to this service?
This service is for registered users only. You can register only after accepting the terms and conditions. The link is given on the home page of www.fivefoldministry.in. Email and mobile number is mandatory for registration. After you have registered, you will receive an email confirming your registration. Your account will be activated after your registration details are verified. This may take a day to a few weeks, in a few cases. During this period, you may be contacted by phone or email. If you have received an email confirming registration (which may take a few hours), but if activation is delayed, please do not register again. The policy is to activate an account as soon as possible after verification. When your account is activated, you will again be intimated automatically via email. Please make careful note of your user name and password, as it is essential to access the messages archived on this web site.
Can I subscribe to this service without an valid email or Mobile number?
Your personal email and mobile number is necessary for registration. If you don't have a private email address, please create an email account using any of the free email providers such as gmail. Please provide your private email address and not your official office email. Your office may not encourage non-work related emails in their email inbox. The preferred communication medium with the registered users will be via email.
I have registered to this service, and have received an email confirming my registration. But my account has not yet been activated. Shall I register again?
No. Your account will be activated as soon as your registration details are verified. This may take a day to a few weeks, in a few cases. If you have received an email confirming registration, but activation is delayed, please do not register again. The policy is to activate an account as soon as possible after verification. When your account is activated, you will again be intimated automatically via email.
How will I know when I am activated?
When your account is activated, you will again be intimated automatically via email.
I might have given false information while registration. What can I do?
Registration attempted with false information is unlikely to be activated.
How do I contact fivefoldministry.in for queries or issues?
Most of your queries or issues would be sorted out by carefully following the instructions in the FAQ and Help. Self help, i.e., applying the instriction in FAQ & Help, would be the quickest way to resolve your issue in most cases. However if that does not help, please contact us preferably by email or skype. Every email and skype message is diligently attended to and we work faster using email/skype. If your issue is not resolved (not related to account activation) for more than a week please call us.
Do I need skype to use this website?
No. Skype is optional and is used for communicating with us. However it is recommended to install Skype on your computer or mobile device and also create your personal account with skype, if you dont have one already.
I hear two audio tracks playing simultaneously. Is something wrong?
If more than one message is played then, those tracks will play simultaneously. Please play only one message at a time. You may stop the message that you dont need to play by the toggling off the play button.
I have logged in using my user name and password. How do I log out?
Exiting or Closing the web browser will cause a logout. There is no explicit option for logout.
Why is the multilingual translation not very accurate?
The accuracy of the translation depends upon the expertise of Google translation.
Can we avail transcriptions of the messages?
Yes. They are made available in PDF and EPub formats.
What is PDF? How do I make use of it?
PDF is an abbreviation for Portable Document Format, a fixed layout, file format that can present documents for reading, printing etc. PDFs are best used on large screen devices and also for printing.
You may print the messages for personal use only. Pastors or Elders are encouraged to print and distribute to their congregations only.
What is ePub? How do I make use of it?
EPub is an abbreviation for electronic publication, a file format that is designed for reflowable content and also supports fixed layout content. EPub reader can optimise an ePub document for a particular display size. EPubs are best used on hand held devices such as smart phones and tablets for reading.
You may use any popular EPub readers such as UB reader, Aldiko, Moon+ reader etc. which are free.
We have been enjoying the on-line services. Can we quit our local fellowship?
No. This service is not a replacement for your local fellowship. We earnestly encourage you to remain in your fellowships.