North America

Orality: Storytelling and Millennial Engagement

I grew up in the South where sweet tea and gossip on the front porch were anchors. The one thing you can bank on in the south is stories grow with each passing year. Hunting stories, Christmas stories, birthday stories, and the list goes on.

An Extraordinary Experience: An Insider’s Perspective on the 2017 NARION Conference

Recently, my husband Steven and I experienced the North American (NARION) Conference at the gorgeous Focus on the Family Welcome Center.  By the conclusion of the conference, without exception, we concurred that this time surpassed that of any other confere...

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2016 NAR Conference – Facilitating a Discipleship Group through the Storying Process

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the breakout session "Facilitating a Discipleship Group through the Storying Process" from ION’s North America Regional Conference, which took place in Houston, TX in September, 2016, with the theme ...

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2016 NAR Conference – Indeed God Speaks

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the breakout session "Indeed God Speaks" from ION’s North America Regional Conference, which took place in Houston, TX in September, 2016, with the theme 'Word Without Borders'. We explored how we c...

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2016 NAR Conference – Live vs Recorded

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the breakout session "Live vs Recorded" from ION’s North America Regional Conference, which took place in Houston, TX in September, 2016, with the theme 'Word Without Borders'. We explored how we ca...

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Is Orality Really Effective in Sharing the Gospel?

Increasing numbers of church and mission leaders are beginning to pay more attention to the orality movement that has emerged over the past 40 years. Some would say that the movement is one of the most significant breakthroughs that has taken place in the c...

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2016 NAR Conference – Digging Deeper into Cuturally Immersive Discovery Experiences

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the breakout session "Digging Deeper into Cuturally Immersive Discovery Experiences" from ION’s North America Regional Conference, which took place in Houston, TX in September, 2016, with the theme '...

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2016 NAR Conference – Storywave Evangelism Training

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the breakout session "Storywave Evangelism Training" from ION’s North America Regional Conference, which took place in Houston, TX in September, 2016, with the theme 'Word Without Borders'. We explo...

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2016 NAR Conference – Stick it to ’em

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the breakout session "Stick it to 'em" from ION’s North America Regional Conference, which took place in Houston, TX in September, 2016, with the theme 'Word Without Borders'. We explored how we can...

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2016 NAR Conference Plenary Sessions

ION’s North America Regional Conference took place in Houston, TX in September, 2016, with the theme 'Word Without Borders'. We explored how we can both be inspired by the creativity of God and also honor the diversity of the communities in our midst as we...

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Save the Date! 2017 NAR ION Conference

We are happy to announce that we will be hosting a North America Regional Conference, September 11-13 at the Focus on the Family Campus, Colorado Springs Register now at ionevents.orgREGISTER NOW SAVE THE DATE! Sept 11 – 13, 2017 – Colora...

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ION appoints Jerry Wiles as North America Regional Director

Dr. David Swarr, ION International Executive Director, on behalf of the Global Executive Team, is pleased to announce the appointment of Jerry Wiles to the role of North America Regional Director. In this role, Wiles will facilitate the North American aspec...

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2016 NAR Conference Theme: Word Without Borders

We are excited to announce the theme for ION’s North America Regional Conference in Houston, TX (Sept 12-14): Word Without borders Orality: making Him known through creativity and culture.

North America

The initial feedback from the 2017 North America Regional ION Conference in Colorado Springs has been very encouraging.  “Orality:  An In Depth Look” was a fitting theme for what we experienced.  Watch for more details coming soon about next year’s conferen...

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