Singing God’s story
Posted on: 16th June 2022
CMS worker J is serving in the Middle East. Here she describes how the telling of Bible stories can open pathways to faith for women and their families. My teammate and I are sitting on mattresses that line the edge of the living room—four refugee women and us. There are five children jostling around me, […]
Posted on: 15th June 2022
In this highly literate context, telling the story (rather than simply reading it) is helping people engage with the gospel. Those who memorise the narrative dwell deeply on the story as they see the patterns and the way it fits together.
Posted on: 13th June 2022
Ruth opens a unique door into Israelite family life in the time of Israel’s Judges. It makes it easy to think about the cultural life of the ancient Israelites and the life of our students—the things that seem similar and the things that seem different.
Unveiling the mystery
Posted on: 10th June 2022
All women who are planning to go into full-time ministry among Muslims anywhere in the world should study this book in preparation and keep it with them for continual reference.
Stories in the sand
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.
Faithful in translation
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.
The Bible on the wall
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.
Can I tell you a story?
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
Prepare to share
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.
The word on the windows
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.