North America

NAR Regional Conference
  1. Back to Orality: Embodying Jesus in Post-Textual Europe

    September 26, 2019 - September 28, 2019

We are eagerly anticipating all the Lord has in store for this year’s ION North America Conference in Orlando, September 17-19, 2018.  “Orality:  Many Applications – One Mandate” is our theme.  While there are numerous applications and aspects of the Orality domain, the one mandate, which is the heart of what we are about, is the Great Commission -  communicating the Gospel and making disciples, but doing so in ways that are biblical, universal, cross-cultural and reproducible.

Who should attend?

Whether you are a veteran Orality practitioner, trainer or scholar, or, if you are just now hearing about Orality for the first time, there will be something for everyone:

  • Pastors, missionaries, church leaders/teachers
  • Children and youth workers
  • Business professionals, educators and students
  • Mission trip participants, community outreach leaders

 

What will I learn?

Much of what we are learning is actually how the Gospel spread throughout the entire populated world in the First Century, and getting back to the roots of the Church. Jesus told stories as He taught. The Apostles and the Early Church used oral methods to reach millions. Research show Orality is one of the most effective ways that people have learned, communicated and processed information from the beginning of time.

How will I use the information?

In spite of our highly educated society in the West, US government statistics show that more than 50% are oral preference learners and communicators. Orality enables us to cross every barrier and border on the planet and these methods are now being effectively used in short-term mission trips, business as mission, prison ministries and outreach to immigrants and internationals. Research is now proving Orality methods are effective in family devotions, oral inductive Bible studies, fostering unity and cooperation within local congregations and among church leaders.

Is Orality effective?

There is a growing recognition of the benefits of Orality methods and strategies right here in the North American context.  You’ll be exposed to examples and impact stories of how it’s working in churches and communities in the region, as well as learning about the latest in research and practices.

What's next?

More information will be forth-coming, including how to sign up.   But, if you have any questions please contact us at rickbrek1@gmail.com

Upcoming Events


  • Simply The Story – Storytelling Workshop

    January 28, 2019 - February 1, 2019 at Valley Evangelical Free Church

    Inductive Bible Study - Oral Style: Learn to easily remember and tell Bible stories and teach using discussion to guide people deep into God's Word. Practice using questions that help family and friends,  groups and individuals discover spiritual treasures and make personal applications within Bibl...

  • Bible Storying // Orality Training Workshop

    February 9, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm UTC+0 at Living Water International

    Introduction to Contextual Bible Storying, with advanced applications and impact stories. This training will include a review of the basic principles of Biblical Storytelling and additional aspects and applications of the concepts, principles and practices of Orality.

  • Bible Storying // Orality Training Workshop

    February 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm UTC+0 at Living Water International

    Basic training in Bible Storying with advanced Orality methods and strategies and impact stories. This training is appropriate for beginners and well as experienced Orality practitioners.

  • Orlando School of Storying – StoryRunners: Session 2: Story Creation

    March 24, 2019 - March 26, 2019 at Wycliffe Bible Translators

    Have you wanted to learn how to share stories from the Bible in ministry and in evangelism, but you didn’t have a full week to take off? The StoryRunners Orlando School of Storying is now a two-part intensive workshop. The first three days are focused...

  • Arts and Orality for Wholistic Missions

    April 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm UTC-5 at Westside Family Church

    At the International Wholistic Missions Conference Led by Byron Spradlin and Jerry Wiles Monday, April 29, 2019 Register here

  • 2019 North American Region Conference

    October 3, 2019 - October 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.

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Dr. Jerry Wiles

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  • Simply The Story – Storytelling Workshop

    January 28, 2019 - February 1, 2019 at Valley Evangelical Free Church

    Inductive Bible Study - Oral Style: Learn to easily remember and tell Bible stories and teach using discussion to guide people deep into God's Word. Practice using questions that help family and friends,  groups and individuals discover spiritual treasures and make personal applications within Bibl...

  • Bible Storying // Orality Training Workshop

    February 9, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm UTC+0 at Living Water International

    Introduction to Contextual Bible Storying, with advanced applications and impact stories. This training will include a review of the basic principles of Biblical Storytelling and additional aspects and applications of the concepts, principles and practices of Orality.

  • Bible Storying // Orality Training Workshop

    February 23, 2019 @ 8:30 am - 4:30 pm UTC+0 at Living Water International

    Basic training in Bible Storying with advanced Orality methods and strategies and impact stories. This training is appropriate for beginners and well as experienced Orality practitioners.

  • Orlando School of Storying – StoryRunners: Session 2: Story Creation

    March 24, 2019 - March 26, 2019 at Wycliffe Bible Translators

    Have you wanted to learn how to share stories from the Bible in ministry and in evangelism, but you didn’t have a full week to take off? The StoryRunners Orlando School of Storying is now a two-part intensive workshop. The first three days are focused...

  • Arts and Orality for Wholistic Missions

    April 29, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:30 pm UTC-5 at Westside Family Church

    At the International Wholistic Missions Conference Led by Byron Spradlin and Jerry Wiles Monday, April 29, 2019 Register here

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