North America

SAVE THE DATE: ION NAR Conference, Toronto, Oct 3-5, 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.

2018 NAR Conference Plenary Sessions

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the main plenary sessions from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Applications - One Mandate'.

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2018 NAR Conference – Arts and Culture Gateway Breakout

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the Gateway breakout session "Arts and Culture" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Applications - One Mandate'.

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2018 NAR Conference – Development Gateway Breakout

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the Gateway breakout session "Development" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Applications - One Mandate'.

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2018 NAR Conference – Education Gateway Breakout

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the Gateway breakout session "Education" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Applications - One Mandate'.

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2018 NAR Conference – Media Gateway Breakout

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the Gateway breakout session "Media" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Applications - One Mandate'.

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2018 NAR Conference – Media Audio and Video Scripture Engagement Gateway Breakout

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the Gateway breakout session "Media Audio and Video Scripture Engagement" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Ap...

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2018 NAR Conference – Research and Innovation Gateway Breakout

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the Gateway breakout session "Research and Innovation" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Applications - One Ma...

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2018 NAR Conference – Storying Gateway Breakout

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the Gateway breakout session "Storying" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Applications - One Mandate'.

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2018 NAR Conference – Focused Outreach Gateway Breakout

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the Gateway breakout session "Focused Outreach" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Applications - One Mandate'.

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2018 NAR Conference – Bushwhacking: How Digital Technology Has Taken Us Off the Map Workshop

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the workshop session "Bushwhacking: How Digital Technology Has Taken Us Off the Map" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the the...

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2018 NAR Conference – Arts, Orality and Culture Workshop

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the workshop session "Arts, Orality and Culture" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Applications - One Mandate'.

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2018 NAR Conference – Engaging People through Oral Bible Storying Workshop

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the workshop session "Engaging People through Oral Bible Storying" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Applicati...

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2018 NAR Conference – From Creation to Consumption: The Whole Story Workshop

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the workshop session "From Creation to Consumption: The Whole Story" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Applica...

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2018 NAR Conference – Inductive Scripture Engagement Workshop

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the workshop session "Inductive Scripture Engagement - Oral style" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Applicati...

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2018 NAR Conference – Making Truth Stick Workshop

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the workshop session "Making Truth Stick" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Applications - One Mandate'.

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2018 NAR Conference – Mobilizing Millennials for the Great Commission Workshop

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the workshop session "Mobilizing Millennials for the Great Commission" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Appli...

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2018 NAR Conference – Orality by Design Workshop

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the workshop session "Orality by Design: Building Orality-Framed Strategies and Instruction" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with...

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2018 NAR Conference – Outreach to Refugees using Bible Storying Workshop

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the workshop session "Outreach to Refugees using Bible Storying" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Application...

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2018 NAR Conference – Prayer as a Strategy Workshop

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the workshop session "Prayer as a Strategy" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Applications - One Mandate'.

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2018 NAR Conference – Preparing to Teach a Bible Story Workshop

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the workshop session "Preparing to Teach a Bible Story" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Applications - One M...

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2018 NAR Conference – Storying through the Epistles Workshop

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the workshop session "Storying through the Epistles" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Applications - One Mand...

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2018 NAR Conference – Visual Theology Workshop

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the workshop session "Visual Theology, Understanding and Creating Images Which Speak" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the th...

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2018 NAR Conference – Visual Storytelling (With or Without Visuals) Workshop

Catch up or refresh yourself with the audio recordings of the workshop session "Visual Storytelling (With or Without Visuals)" from ION’s 2018 North America Regional Conference, which took place in Orlando, FL in September 2018, with the theme 'Many Applica...

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ION North American Conference, 17-19 Sep 2018

“Tell me a fact and I will learn it.  Tell me a truth and I will believe it.  Tell me a story and it will live in my heart forever.”  Native American ProverbWe are all oral communicators.  Our Creator God made us in His image, and used oral ap...

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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.

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NAR Regional Conference Back to Orality: Embodying Jesus in Post-Textual Europe September 26, 2019 - September 28, 2019 View All Events Regi...

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