Storytelling / Oral Bibles / Oral Bible Schools
Jesus said to go into the world and make disciples of all nations. That includes people who don't read as well as people who do. Much energy has been spent in bringing the written word of God to people all over the world. But today most people who have never heard of Jesus Christ do not read and write. They are oral learners. The most important part of reaching unreached people is to bring them the word of God in a form they can understand. For the majority of unreached peoples in the world the form needs to be oral (spoken), and it must be in their 'mother tongue,' which is the language they learned as a child while growing up. The mother tongue is the heart language where people's deepest understanding takes place. So fresh efforts need to be made to reach these various nations in their own languages through oral strategies. The key components of reaching these peoples will be:
1) Learning to communicate God's word through narrative (storytelling).
2) Developing Oral Bible Schools to equip oral learners theologically for the work of the ministry.
3) The need of making of oral Bibles.
May we recognize the wisdom of God's guidance as we work together with Him to complete the Great Commission.