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Media Tools, Orality, Strategy

Going for Local Materials

Story Gourd from Peru

Bible Storying gourd from Peru. Thanks Don Barger!

   A missionary artist in West Africa taught me how to walk into a local market empty-handed and walk out with indigenous materials. She would look for scraps of fabric, discarded candy wrappers, plants with staining qualities useful for painting, and newsprint used in wrapping fish. All of these “treasures” work because they are obtainable and affordable.

   The same is true when disciple-makers work among people in need in America’s inner city, trailer parks, public housing, or work among refugees. Look and listen as you enter where a people live. What do they use? What can they afford? What works after you leave?

   Remember, in Bible Storying, we’re not just interested in forming one small group or starting one church. The Lord’s commission is to make disciples of them all.

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About Mark Snowden

TruthSticks originated from the book I co-authored with the late Avery Willis. Truth That Sticks: How to Communicate Velcro Truths in a Teflon World was the book and this blog and Bible studies have resulted. It's great to be partnering with churches who are committed to making disciple-makers. Request a catalog of Bible studies using orality at SnowdenMinistries@gmail.com.

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