Orality and Bible Storying Development

Provide oral Bible story training to this country's Christian leaders so they comprehend the deep truths of God's Word as never before.

The Congo Basin is comprised of seven countries and 69 unengaged, unreached people groups, a multitude of under-engaged peoples, twelve cities more than one million in population and one of 12 million. Local church leaders are discouraged by the shallow faith of their church members and their quick return to African traditional religion when in difficulty. Also, a vast number of evangelical churches have incorporated satanic practices into their services. The Word of God must be more clearly communicated in a way in which the people can understand and integrate into their lives to combat these disastrous issues. Your gift will fund training sessions to teach pastors and Christian leaders oral Bible story methods. Through oral Bible storying, church members will hear the message of the Bible in their preferred learning style for the first time, helping them to understand and follow God's commands as never before.

These problems have arisen partly from the Western method of Bible teaching used in churches which is very different from the oral communication methods that most Central Africans prefer and use when teaching each other. IMB workers in the Congo Basin believer that teaching the Bible using oral communication strategies will transform church members' understanding and retention of Bible teaching in Baptist churches. Give today to equip the church in the Congo Basin to follow God and evangelize as never before!

The Congo Basin is comprised of seven countries and 69 unengaged, unreached people groups, a multitude of under-engaged peoples, twelve cities more than one million in population and one of 12 million. Local church leaders are discouraged by the shallow faith of their church members and their quick return to African traditional religion when in difficulty. Also, a vast number of evangelical churches have incorporated satanic practices into their services. The Word of God must be more clearly communicated in a way in which the people can understand and integrate into their lives to combat these disastrous issues. Your gift will fund training sessions to teach pastors and Christian leaders oral Bible story methods. Through oral Bible storying, church members will hear the message of the Bible in their preferred learning style for the first time, helping them to understand and follow God's commands as never before.

These problems have arisen partly from the Western method of Bible teaching used in churches which is very different from the oral communication methods that most Central Africans prefer and use when teaching each other. IMB workers in the Congo Basin believer that teaching the Bible using oral communication strategies will transform church members' understanding and retention of Bible teaching in Baptist churches. Give today to equip the church in the Congo Basin to follow God and evangelize as never before!

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In the Congo Basin
25
Bibleless languages
2018 - 2019
137
Bible storying trainees
411
storying groups started
Bible stories in heart languages
85,500
people heard the stories
11,187
salvations
2,264
baptisms
32
new churches planted
Southeast Asia
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Sub-Saharan African Peoples

From the jagged Atlas Mountains to the vast Sahara Desert and the wildlife of the Serengeti, Africa is unrivaled for natural beauty and the hospitality of her people. Most Sub-Saharan Africans live hand-to-mouth, surviving on what they can harvest and herd, but regardless of status or wealth, most Africans share a common bond in community, family, and tribe.

Home to 2,500 ethnic groups, the region once characterized by sweeping poverty is redefining itself with bustling economies and technological enterprise. Eleven of the twenty-five fastest-growing global cities are in Sub-Saharan Africa. Whether urban-or-village dwellers, though, many Africans still try to manipulate spiritual powers through charms, sacrifices, and divination. The hope of the gospel is desperately needed.

African believers are catching a vision for sharing their faith. Sub-Saharan Africa is poised to become a tremendous missionary-sending force. Ask God to fan the flames of evangelism and cover Africa with his glory.

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