Sat, 8:15 AM : Focused Interest Seminars #1
Sat, 8:15 - 9:15 aM :
Participants choose one of the following Focused Interest Seminars
Orality Concepts in Leadership Development
Focus: Church and mission leaders globally are aware of the great need for leadership training that is cross-cultural, transferable, and reproducible. Yet many of the leadership training resources available today in the west are not appropriate for those who need them in the global south.
This seminar will address the topic of leadership training by sharing basic concepts, and examples of how oral principles and strategies are producing strong, godly leaders, both in the global south and in the west. We will also look at the commonalities and fruitful practices being used to reach and equip oral-preference learners that western leaders can use and adapt to enhance their own effectiveness in family, church, ministry, and business life. Additionally, we will explore how narrative, communal and relational aspects, as well as action learning and guided-discovery models are being used in leadership development. You’ll hear how God is using Orality Leadership Workshops and Oral Strategies to accelerate rapidly reproducing disciple-making and church-planting movements around the world.
Join us in this global community of learning and practice, as we grow in our understanding of what is needed to equip leaders to work among the least and last unreached people groups, and right here in North America.
Dr. Jerry Wiles : President Emeritus, Living Water International - North America Regional Director, ION
Talking Book Library: Visual Impairment, Print Disability, and the Future of Orality
Focus : According to the World Health Organization, 1.3 billion people live with some form of vision impairment. Despite the huge opportunity to reach people who must read with their ears, there are only a handful of organizations around the world that promote and produce Christ-centred audio books and magazines, and Talking Book Library is the only Canadian organization with this sole purpose. In this workshop, we discuss the unique needs of TBL’s patrons, the challenges of reaching this neglected field, and the opportunities this presents for local and global mission.
How Do You Learn the Harder Bible Stories?
Focus : Most Bible stories are easy to learn if you approach them right (BibleTelling 101). Still, there are those harder stories that will greatly enhance your ministry if you are able to learn them. This is BibleTelling 201, and it is focused on stories that have hard parts in them – parts you will be tempted to memorize if you don’t use these techniques. If you memorize them, you will forget them in time. If you use these techniques, you will know them for the rest of your life.
Simply the Story
John Walsh : Founder, BibleTelling
Partnership and Collaboration
City Reaching Strategies for Oral-Preference Learners
Language Olympics – Blending Bible storying and ESL
Focus : Every lesson in the Language Olympics ESL workbooks centers around a Bible story - 30 stories from the Old Testament and 30 from the New Testament. It is being used around the world by internationals wanting to learn English. It is designed so tutors can be successful, even if they don’t have a degree in ESL. A similar program is used for adult literacy.