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Simple. Organic. Reproducible.

As I traveled to a number of missions conferences last year, I so enjoyed meeting missionaries with different personality types and ages. They were each unique and their callings different, yet they had learned many similar patterns in their journey with Go...

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Orality Missiology: A New Reformation?

When I think about Orality Missiology, I ask what does it take to ignite a movement, to build a business, or grow a church or organization?  What are the principles, methods or strategies that enable each of us, as followers of Jesus, to make the greatest p...

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The Magi: Kings, Priests, or Enemy agents?

Omeed Jouyandé explains why Herod and “all Jerusalem” had good reason to be alarmed by the arrival of a group of Magi from Parthia. But their mission was not as Herod feared – and their faith and identity remains an inspiration for Iranian Christians today.

ION Africa Consultation Nov 2018

ION Africa consultation was held in Johannesburg, South Africa from November 27 to 29, 2018. It brought together 130 participants from 21 countries. The 3-day program included presentations, interactive dialogue and panel discussions under the theme “Reachi...

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What is Orality? An Introduction

Charles Madinger, Associate Director of the International Orality Network, provides an introduction to Orality: what it is, and why it is important?

Seeking God’s Favor

Formerly, Deladem served as the mediator between the living and the dead at his shrine. He was the most feared among the community of Tamerko village. But something amazing happened in Deladem’s life—light entered the darkness!

From Atheist to Bible Translator

Growing up in a restrictive West Asian country, Reza never embraced Islam, which is the majority religion of his country. Instead, he considered himself an atheist. As a college student, he vocally shared his opinions on his university campus. One day, his...

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The Active Word

Our roads are often marked with suffering, and it can be difficult to see God at work when we are confronted with dark circumstances, but through faith, we trust that He is and He rewards those who diligently seek Him. We also trust that He who began a good...

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Women Finding Hope in Despair

Being a woman in the Middle East can be challenging at the best of times. But what if you are a woman struggling with financial insecurity and raising children on your own? Nasrin, a SAT-7 viewer from Iran, was one among the millions of women searching for ...

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Influencing the Hearts and Minds of the Youth

The youth of every generation all over the world strive to break free of tradition; to be different from what they know and find their own identity. Considering that the arts and creativity strongly influence culture and the hearts and minds of any given co...

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Got a resource or story to share?

This is a community website, and we need YOU! You are invited to share stories, useful resources, events and opportunities to collaborate on our site. Do you have an inspiring story, or know of a useful resource? Our community site aims to serve the Orality...

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Orality Missiology: Cultivating a Prayer-Care-Share Lifestyle

In a recent effort to activate individuals to more intentionally reach out and share the Gospel, a group in a local congregation launched a prayer walking initiative.  Actually, it’s more than praying, and more that walking.  The idea of cultivating a Praye...

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When your Bible is Illegal

Suspecting that Lily might be a religious extremist, they confiscated the phone and detained her at the airport for questioning. The interrogation lasted two hours, as the officers tried to make her incriminate herself. But Lily felt no fear as she calml...

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Update from the Office of the Executive Director

Growth in ION South East Asia The orality community is celebrating exponential growth in recent months within South East Asia. Flowing out of the regional conference last November, an additional six national orality gatherings have been held stimulating or...

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Sharing the Incredible Faith of Brave Syrian Children

Many young children in Syria have known nothing but war. Their entire lives have been marked by violence and loss. But the children SAT-7 KIDS met on a recent visit were anything but broken. Despite their sadness, many were also full of hope, joy, and faith...

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Orality: An Infographic – Lausanne Movement

The Lausanne Movement has published a new Orality Infographic for your use.

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Music & Drama in Tanzania

Harvest season (June-August) is when ngoma (traditional music, dance, and storytelling) is danced, people have time on their hands and a little extra money in their pockets. It’s the best time to visit. We shared stories, studied the Bible together and cre...

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SAVE THE DATE: ION NAR Conference, Toronto, Oct 3-5, 2019

We are pleased to give advanced notification that the 2019 ION North American Region Conference with take place in Toronto, Oct. 3-5, 2019 More details to follow.

Getting Resources to the Least Reached

I’m shocked and saddened when I hear that less than 1/100 of .1% (which equates to .0001) of the world’s annual charitable giving goes to places in the world needing the gospel the most. Did you hear that?

Sadder and Sadder

Stop! What’s that?” Our non-Christian translator, Edward, held up his hand. His face was pale, as we sat under the mango tree outside our training room translating stories from the Passion Week. We all listened. We heard one of our trainers calling one of o...

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