Skip to toolbar
 

Orality Breakouts – Section 3 – An Unfinished Story

The following is a chapter from the book ‘Orality Breakouts – Using Heart Language to Transform Hearts‘.  A chapter will be posted here each week.

Section 3 – An Unfinished Story

Jesus spoke all these things to the crowd in parables; he did not say anything to them without using a parable. – Matthew 13:38

Time present and time past are both perhaps in time future and time future contained in time past. – T.S. Eliot, Four Quartets

In the last section, we introduced you to orality strategies in current practice. We again posed group processing questions, including questions on what you need to let go of, who else needs to be involved, large costs that may need to be adopted, and how to consider the heart language in your setting to communicate change.

Is there a collective consciousness about orality within your organization already? Are there colleagues you know who are using orality strategies and are seeing fruitful results? Will you consider learning from them or supporting them?

The following chapters are written by practitioners in the orality movement who represent different organizations working in different specialties. They have felt a leading to go forward and work within a supportive environment and are keen to adopt change where that means greater effectiveness and fruitfulness. The links between prayer, worldview, and storytelling in a people’s heart language1 – which you’ll read about in the following chapters–are integral to the success of any oral approach to mission. You’ll see how orality touches and changes many disciplines that come together to form a holistic mission strategy. These include music, arts, media, HIV/AIDS, micro-business, and church planting, among others. All are anchored in prayer and assessed through evaluative lessons learned. It is remarkable how God is working and how previously unengaged and unreached people groups are prayed for and, as a result, engaged.

As you read this section, think about your organization and the people who want to try orality or who are already experimenting with orality. How would you and a small group create a safe environment of a nest and the right condition for growth?

Step inside these practices and read how God is using these to grow His kingdom.

Notes

1 Rick Brown, “Language Matters Like Bright Sunlight: The Benefits of Communicating in Heart Language,” International Journal of Frontier Missions 26 (Summer 2009): 85- 88 (accessed 14 July 2010).

 

Ordering Hard Copies

To order hard copies, please fill out the form below.

    Related Content

    Upcoming Events


    Deprecated: Function create_function() is deprecated in /var/www/vhosts/orality.net/httpdocs/wp-content/plugins/wp-spamshield/wp-spamshield.php on line 2033
    • e3 Oral Strategies Story Training for Trainers ON-LINE Training Workshop

      January 18 @ 9:00 am - January 29 @ 2:00 pm UTC-6 at e3 Partners Ministry

      This will be a 6-day ON-LINE course running Monday, Wednesday and Friday beginning January18th and going through January 29th, 2021 - scheduled as below: Monday, January 18th 9:00 am - 2:00 pm CST Wednesday, January 20th 9:00 am - 2:00 pm CST Friday, January 22nd...

    • Virtual Storytelling Training

      February 15 @ 11:00 am - February 19 @ 2:00 pm EST at Virtual

      Join StoryRunners for a virtual workshop to get hands-on experience with oral Bible storytelling. This captivating method will help you connect with and internalize God’s Word in a unique, powerful way. This will be both a devotional and training experience that will equip you to use...

    • Reaching the New Marginalized

      April 9 @ 8:00 pm - 10:00 pm UTC+8

      ION ZOOM-TABLE: "Reaching the New Marginalized and the Further Marginalized." Due to health issues and crisis interventions from some of our panelists we need to reschedule the event.  The Web-Table Discussion will now gather on April 9, 2021. Thanks for your understanding!  And, please remembe...

    • 2021 ION North America Regional Conference

      October 14 @ 8:00 am - October 16 @ 5:00 pm UTC+0

      All Nations By All Means NARION Conference - Houston, Tx October 14-16, 2021 OUR CALL: Mark 13:10 – “And the gospel must first be communicated to all nations.” OUR PRACTICE: “Oh, My People, listen to my instructions. Open your ears to what I am saying, for I...

    View All Events
     
    Join the ION Community!

    Notice: Undefined variable: royal_prettyphoto_tab_url in /var/www/vhosts/orality.net/httpdocs/wp-content/plugins/rt-prettyphoto/rt-prettyphoto.php on line 175

    Notice: Undefined variable: royal_prettyphoto_text_for_tab in /var/www/vhosts/orality.net/httpdocs/wp-content/plugins/rt-prettyphoto/rt-prettyphoto.php on line 175