North America

NAR Regional Conference
  1. ION Africa Consultation 2018, Johannesburg

    November 26 - November 30

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


  • Weavers – Helping you to connect the people you care about with God

    October 22 @ 9:00 am - October 25 @ 5:00 pm EDT at Lincroft Bible Church

    “Speechless Moments” and other Good News conversations How do I help people who follow Jesus to think Biblically about all of life? What if they ask me hard questions? Monday-Thursday, Oct. 22-25. 9 AM - 5 PM daily Language of instruction: English Lincroft Bible Church,...

  • Storytelling That Changes Everything

    October 27 @ 9:00 am - 3:00 pm EDT at Lincroft Bible Church

    "Helping you to connect the people you care about with God.” Introduction to storyweaving for Good News conversations. October 27 - 9 AM - 3 PM Lincroft Bible Church, Lincroft, NJ Cost: $15 For more information:  weaverspartner...

  • Webinar: The Place of Orality in Church Planting

    November 8 @ 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm UTC-5

    Description: Why the concepts, principles and practices of Orality are increasingly being recognized as important in disciple making and church planting movements.  Most of the unreached and unengaged people groups are primarily in the more relational, communal and Oral Cultures, or among Oral Pref...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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Dr. Jerry Wiles

North America Regional Director

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    “Speechless Moments” and other Good News conversations How do I help people who follow Jesus to think Biblically about all of life? What if they ask me hard questions? Monday-Thursday, Oct. 22-25. 9 AM - 5 PM daily Language of instruction: English Lincroft Bible Church,...

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    Description: Why the concepts, principles and practices of Orality are increasingly being recognized as important in disciple making and church planting movements.  Most of the unreached and unengaged people groups are primarily in the more relational, communal and Oral Cultures, or among Oral Pref...

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

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