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Truth That Sticks: Storytelling training 2012

Truth That Sticks: Storytelling training
An International Orality Network and Walk Thru the Bible Training Conference
6th to 7th November 2012 – Johannesburg

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Oral learners are those that can’t, don’t or won’t read. Current estimates indicate that around two-thirds of the world’s population are oral communicators either by necessity or by choice. Even many who are highly literate prefer to learn in an oral manner. To effectively communicate with them, our presentations must match their oral learning styles and preferences.

Attend this quality Walk Thru the Bible Toolbox event and you’ll:

Be introduced to the what, why and how of serving oral preferenced communicators in the context of who they are.

Learn the skills and strategies needed to use Bible storying in ministry.

Be able to train others using the same methods you’ve been taught; hearing, retelling, and discussing Bible stories.

More effectively engage those within your own community and beyond!

Who should attend: Pastors, Teachers, Trainers, Organisation leaders, Missionaries, anybody wanting to more effectively communicate.

Dates: 6th to 7th November 2012

Times: 08h30 to 16h00, daily. Click here for a daily schedule.

Where: Eikenhof LifeChange Centre, Johannesburg, South Africa

What: Truth That Sticks: Storytelling training

Conference fee: R195 (Click here to register online)

Facilitator: Samuel Chiang

Hosted by: Walk Thru the Bible… every community impacted!


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Please find below more on…
The venue
Conference Fee
Your Facilitator
Your Host
Who is an oral learner?
What is this conference about?
Why should I come to this conference?
What can I expect from this conference?
What is the International Orality Network (ION)?
Tell me more about orality

Venue

This event will be held at the Eikenhof LifeChange Center, just south of Johannesburg. 25 Tedderfield AH, Eikenhof (corner of Dan Pienaar Road and Poole Place). GPS co-ordinates: S 26° 20.538′ ; E 027° 58.082′For a map and directions click here.

Conference Fee

Space is limited at this very practical conference – so register early. The two-day conference fee includes your lunches, refreshments, the training seminar hand out and a conference materials package. Conference fees are non-refundable after 15th October 2012.

Your Facilitator

Rev Samuel Chiang, is the Executive Director of International Orality Network (www.internationaloralitynetwork.org). Rev. Chiang was born in Taiwan, grew up and worked in Canada (Ernst & Young); he graduated from the Dallas Theological Seminary, where he also served on staff. He served with the church in China and has published extensively on China, Asia, and orality. He has also authored book chapters in ‘Innovation in Mission’ and ‘Orality Breakouts’. Formerly the Chief Operating Officer for TWR, he is currently the Lausanne’s Senior Associate—Orality, and serves as the Executive Director of International Orality Network. The Network includes over five hundred participating organisations globally. The Network aims to make the Word of God available to unreached people groups and oral preference learners using appropriate oral strategies, which are clearly communicated in their mother tongue so that oral communicators may hear, understand, respond, live out and further reproduce the message of the Gospel.

Your Host

Walk Thru the Bible… every community impacted! Walk Thru the Bible serves the Body of Christ with LifeChanging Bible tools and training, to see every community impacted. For more on the ministry of Walk Thru the Bible Southern Africa, please go to www.bible.org.za.

Who is an oral learner?

  • Someone who cannot read or write.
  • Someone whose most effective communication and learning format, style, or method is in accordance with oral formats, as contrasted to literate formats.
  • Someone who prefers to learn or process information by oral rather than written means. (These are literate people whose preferred communication style is oral rather than literate, even though they can read.)

What is this conference about?

  • Orality is relevant for evangelism, church planting, discipleship, and formation of oral Bible strategies and teams are critical elements within the Training Event
  • For those who work and intend to work with the unreached people groups (primary orality) and those who work with the literate who “choose” to communicate by oral means even though they can read and write (secondary orality)

Why should I come to this conference?

  • People are different and we need to consider who they are and how they normally receive important information.
  • Current estimates indicate that around two-thirds of the world’s population are oral communicators either by necessity or by choice.
  • You do not need to be illiterate to be an oral learner – many highly literate people prefer oral learning.
  • To effectively communicate with them, our presentations must match their oral learning styles and preferences.
  • The Need: There are 4 billion oral learners in the world (more than 70% world population), with a minority of resources attempting to reach them for Christ. Yet , less than 10% of all ministry tools are specifically addressing the needs of oral learners.
  • The Call: Influence the body of Christ to make disciples of all oral learners, please join us today!

What can I expect from this conference?
After experiencing three days of Bible storytelling and ministry consultation with an expert in orality, you will be able to:

  • Explain issues related to orality and literacy and their implications for communicating the Gospel in an oral context.
  • Craft Bible stories and tell from memory.
  • Demonstrate and describe the benefits of using multiple oral strategies including Chronological Bible Storying, drama, pantomime, poetry, and indigenous music as primary communication vehicles for the Gospel.
  • Explain, illustrate and demonstrate the why, who, what, where, when and how of using oral methods in an oral context, through a thorough comprehension, retention, and replication modeling.
  • Develop evangelism, church planting, discipleship and leadership story sets on your own to match the worldviews of your target audiences.
  • Stimulate thinking towards Church Planting Movements and formation of Oral Bible Teams.
  • Embed orality strategies throughout ministry planning and goals.
  • Influence the Body of Christ to make disciples of all oral learners!

What is the International Orality Network (ION)?

  • ION is a network of organisations (www.internationaloralitynetwork.org) committed to help make God’s Word available to all oral learners in culturally appropriate ways that enable church planting movements everywhere.
  • Our modern missions efforts have been primarily focused on trying to communicate our message to unreached people in ways that make sense to us – instead of in ways that make sense to them in their own heart language.
  • The remaining Unreached People Groups are predominantly oral societies.
  • ION can help you engage in relevant and effective ministry reaching and serving these oral learners and others.
  • ION can help you more effectively influence people in your own community who prefer an oral communication styles.
  • ION’s added value to you is in providing bridges to the oral learners through the ION resources, consultants, workshops and world-wide conferences.

Tell me more about orality

  • “Orality” refers to reliance upon the spoken, rather than written, word for communication.
  • Many people who are literate still live largely by orality as a matter of preference and cultural tradition. They would much rather gather with friends to swap stories or make music than to read alone, in silent isolation. Their culture still has a strong oral tradition thriving alongside their use of literacy at school and when needed at work.
  • Many people who can read quite well would rather watch a movie or television program, play a video game, or talk on the telephone than read a book or magazine. Their use of orality is different in some ways from the purely oral culture that does not read at all, but they also have quite a lot of similarities as well.
  • Stories and music are still very important, as is discussion with one’s friends. Being part of a community is important. In both cases their core values are influenced by non-print communication more than by print.
  • Over 4 Billion people in the world do not read as their primary method of learning – either they cannot read; they do not read; or they will not read.
  • The vast majority of missions work has been done for a literate audience. Unfortunately the vast majority of the true audience is therefore not able to connect with the Gospel.
  • Oral cultures are very relational – they share their lives with one another.
  • Most oral cultures will communicate with one another in narratives, dialogues and dramas, proverbs, songs, chants, and poetry. When asked what he thought about a new village school headmaster, a Central African replied “Let’s watch how he dances”.

 … every community impacted!

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