Posted on: 9th June 2022
The most common way we use storytelling is as the initial way of engaging people with the Bible. Before we bring out written passages, we first story-tell and discuss the passage in Bislama, the national creole.
Posted on: 8th June 2022
Listening to stories has been a core element of our language-learning and it continues to be an important means of loving the Timorese people.
Posted on: 7th June 2022
During our missionary training at St Andrew’s Hall, we had been encouraged to try drawing the story frame by frame, like a comic, to help us remember it.
Posted on: 6th June 2022
Gradually we have shared more of our lives—stories of trauma, heartbreak, hopes and fears. Woven through it all have been the stories of Jesus
Posted on: 4th June 2022
CMS worker J is preparing for ministry in South East Asia. She has used Bible storytelling in various ministry contexts, at church and on university campuses, with adults and children. She shares how God has been at work through this method of witness.
Posted on: 3rd June 2022
CMS missionaries Adrian and Anita Lovell serve in Bolivia where they teach theology and biblical studies with MOCLAM. They share an interview with one of their students.
Posted on: 2nd June 2022
Learning Bible stories to share with others is a discipline which allows storytellers themselves to meet Jesus in a deep way. Bible storytelling involves stepping into the narrative of God’s story, and capturing a specific story in a simple, accurate and memorable form which can be shared in mission, across cultures, in discipleship and with friends.
Posted on: 1st June 2022
David Williams is the Director of Training and Development at St Andrew’s Hall in Melbourne, where all CMS missionaries receive special training in mission and culture. Here he talks about the role that Bible storytelling can play in breaking through to those who are closed to the gospel.
Posted on: 30th May 2022
CMS workers Malcolm and Leanne teach at a Bible College in South East Asia. Malcolm recently met James* after church, and he shares an insight into the cultural challenges for local people to come to faith.
Posted on: 27th May 2022
CMS missionaries Ian and Jenny Wood serve in theological education at Nungalinya College in Darwin. They share how culture shapes the way people present information.