Bible Storytelling


ARTICLES



AWAKENING THROUGH STORYTELLING by Grant Love
(Editor’s Note: According to the International Orality Network, there are four billion oral communicators in the world. In other words, two-thirds of the world’s population either cannot, do not or will not take in new information or communicate by literate means. The following story is an example of ministering in an oral context.)

TAKING THE ORALITY PLUNGE: CONFESSIONS OF A PRINT ADDICT UNAWARES by Phill Butler (Lausanne World Pulse)
Long steeped in print-based systems, you can imagine my surprise when Jim Bowman approached us and asked, ‘Can you folks help us develop an oral partnership training course?

NETWORK FOR STRATEGIC MISSIONS ARTICLE POSTS ON ORALITY
NOTE: Do a search on “orality” under the section titled, “words in article”


BOOKS



MAKING DISCIPLES OF ORAL LEARNERS (Paper back)

MAKING DISCIPLES OF ORAL LEARNERS (Free Online Edition)


CHRONOLOGICAL BIBLE STORYTELLING



GOD’S STORY PROJECT
The 80-minute video, God’s Story: From Creation To Eternity, presents the Bible from Genesis to Revelation. Throughout the Old and New Testaments, this panorama of the Scriptures highlights God’s plan to rescue fallen mankind. God’s Story is making a radical impact round the world and your church can get involved in seeing this powerful evangelistic tool impact the world’s least reached peoples. To listen to the founder, Dorothy Miller, deliver a powerful workshop at the 2004 Northern California ACMC Conference–Reaching the Unreached in Unprecedented Numbers—click here.

GLOBAL RECORDINGS
Global Recording’s priority is to provide evangelism and discipleship messages for oral communicators and unreached people groups that have no other means of hearing the good news in their own languages with the expectation of seeing them won to Christ and becoming His disciples. Click here for Global Recordings section dedicated to Orality.

STORYRUNNERS
StoryRunners, a mission of Campus Crusade for Christ, uses the power of spoken Bible stories to convey the transforming truth of the gospel to people for whom stories are a foundational part of their lives. This innovative storying approach employs people’s heart language and learning style providing them with an oral set of the Scriptures — in the same way Jesus did when he walked the earth (Matthew 13:34). Through partnering with StoryRunners, your church can have a world-changing impact by bringing the Word of God to the least reached peoples on Earth.

WWW.CHRONOLOGICALBIBLESTORYING.COM
An amazing amount of information and links on this topic.
Case Studies ~ Articles and Unpublished Papers

INTERNATIONAL ORALITY NETWORK
The International Orality Network connects people who are reaching oral communicators as well as unreached people groups (UPGs) to storying and storytelling resources and training.


TRAINING



SIMPLY THE STORY
Training in Inductive Bible Study – Orally

THE ORALITY BIBLE, BIBLE STORYTELLING FOR TODAY by Globe International
» DVD Workshop One – “TELLING GOD’S STORIES” … a hands-on introductory workshop for those who want to learn to share God’s Word in story with others. (55 min.)
» DVD Workshop Two – “MULTIPLYING STORYTELLERS” … chronicles the Oral Bible program in South Asia where participants learned 125 stories, telling the Bible–story by story–from Genesis through Acts in chronological order. (55 min.)

SCHOOLS OFFERING ORAL COMMUNICATION TRAINING (NOTE: This link no longer exists. If anyone knows of where to find a list of schools that offer this training, please let us know at: dave (at) missionamerica.org

SCRIPTURE PROMOTION AND RESOURCE KNOWLEDGEBASE (SPARK) (vernacularmedia.org)
“This site will help you reach the lesser-known language groups with God’s Word through the use of oral strategies. SPARK’s … focus is not on products but on guidelines and methods aimed at increasing effectiveness when working with oral ethnic groups. While the site does include some print strategies, the primary focus is on other strategies. ” Note: Read the About SPARK page first. As you explore further you’ll discover SPARK a very helpful source of oral ministry assistance.


ADDITIONAL SOURCES


ORALITY STRATEGIES
A very comprehensive set of orlality-related resources and training. You can spend days here.

STORYING (MISLINKS)
Mislinks has recently unveiled an updated and improved set of storytelling links on their new web site.

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