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History Cloth – 42 Chronological Bible Stories

History Cloth is a resource featuring 42 chronological Bible stories revealing the gospel of Jesus Christ.

Orality In the Academy and Beyond

Increasing numbers of missionaries, mission executives, pastors, and cross-cultural church planters are coming to an awareness and recognition that the Orality Movement is transformational in our time. In fact, some now acknowledge that Orality...

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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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How Networks Are Shaping the Future of World Mission

In the late 1980’s, David Barrett and James Reapsome published a book titled Seven Hundred Plans to Evangelize the World. In their book, they identified lack of cooperation and collaboration between Christian organizations as...

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Teaching and Equipping Christians in the MENA

Take a moment to reflect on the last lecture or sermon that captivated your imagination, resonated with you in a meaningful way, and ultimately transformed your thinking. What elements of this particular talk especially impacted you?

Connecting for Change: Worth and Value in the Kingdom of God

There is a lot of talk these days about inequality and the need for more fairness and equality. People often get the idea that their worth or value is based on their salary, possessions, title or position in an organi...

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Captivating Oral Cultures Through Story

What 5 things do people need to know? Jerry Wiles and Living Waters International provide a brief explanation why stories are so powerful at providing these answers.

A Look at the Jesus Story, Oral Tradition and Eyewitness Memory

Even though the Christian can always offer certain dates for the Gospels, it should remembered that there was a gap of time between the ascension of Jesus and when the Gospel authors actually wrote their individual...

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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...

Seeking and Finding Commonalities

Common ground, common sense and common court...

God Works Through Numerous Art Forms

It was with great pleasure that HSI enter...

Orality: Storytelling and Millennial Engagement

I grew up in the South where s...

New Wine in New Wineskins

One of our biggest challenges here in the western wo...

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    June 2 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm UTC+0 at Living Water International

    Contextual Bible Storying, plus impact stories and advanced applications of the concepts, principles and practices of Orality.

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    June 23 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm UTC+0 at Valley Church

    Contextual Bible Storying, with reports of fruitful practices in the Orality Movement.

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    August 6 - August 9

    Global Consultation on Music and Missions, Nairobi, Kenya. 6-9 August 2018 Living Stones: Filled by His Spirit, Creating for His Glory Global Consultation on Music and Missions (GCoMM) aims to explore how God is drawing the nations to Himself through music and related arts, skilling...

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    August 19 - August 24 at Cru Headquarters-Orlando, FL

    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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