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Becoming Fishers of Men

And Jesus said to them, “Follow Me, and I will make you fishers of men.” Matthew 4:19 One of the most rewarding parts of working with a culture is when you witness an amazing new connection of that culture and the Gospel.

Oral Strategies for Rapid Multiplication

Nearly 80% of people in the world learn primarily or exclusively though oral means. They learn stories, songs, dramas, and media rather than written words. Even those who are literate often prefer non-print forms of communication. (GACX ...

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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 serv...

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Orality in Refugee Resettlement Communities

On my first day of school as a newly minted high school English teacher, I faced two classes of low-level seniors. They stared back at me, 23 years old, barely older than they. One student bragged, “We got rid of a teacher and two sub...

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Every Believer is a “Storyteller”

Enthusiasm for learning how to share God’s Word through the oral arts is repeated with every new Scriptures In Use field partner we add to our efforts. With approximately 90% of the remaining unreached, unengaged people groups living in ora...

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Communicating to Oral Learners

Samuel Chiang facilitates discussion about the use of oral communication strategies at the Third Lausanne Congress on World Evangelisation, Cape Town 2010

A Skeptic Starts A Strong Movement of Disciple Making

A pastor named Roba came to Agali and expressed serious doubts that existing churches could change to become disciple making movements.  Agali did not argue but challenged Roba to start the process in his community. Roba too...

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Storytelling with Bramuel Musya

In case you previously missed it, here is a great video from the content library archive, first posted here January 6, 2016. Bramuel Musya, former Regional Director of East Africa, describes the practice of storytelling with audience participatio...

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Reproducibility DNA

While interviewing candidates for missionary service, one ...

A Clear Picture of Purpose

Have you ever seen an “autostereogram”? It’s a pict...

Orality In the Academy and Beyond

Increasing numbers of missionaries, mission ...

Teaching and Equipping Christians in the MENA

Take a moment to reflect on the ...

Heart Music

Heart music is amazingly powerful and a core concept of multicultu...

For the Kingdom of God Belongs to those…

Our Lord, Jesus, loves the hear...

Sheep Listen to Their Shepherd

Sheep naturally herd, meaning that keeping a fl...

How Long? A Parable of Persistence

Then Jesus told his disciples a parable to ...

Praise Is Rising

Praise is rising! This is the message that kept coming to the...

Finding New Ways to Pray

"Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all...

Capturing New Songs

Over the decades, the Great Commission mandate has resulte...

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    You understand the opportunities & challenges of reaching oral people.  StoryRunners, the oral Bible storying ministry of Cru, offers an interactive workshop to ground you in oral Bible storying, a means of communicating the Gospel that is highly effective for oral learners.  Join people from...

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    This is a hands-on, practical add-on before the ION Regional Conference. Everyone loves a good story! Jesus’ ability to connect a story to a person’s heart is one reason people flocked to hear His teaching. Would you like to use Bible stories to communicate the...

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