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Orality, Revolution, Strategy

Revolution Requirement #2 of 10 — Build Momentum

Orality RevolutionRevolutions are not passive, but very active. Momentum comes from communicators in the Orality Movement that are committed disciple-makers. These key leaders must be equipped with appropriate resources to share their story and the story of the movement’s advances.

Communication that promotes testimonials, first-hand experiences, and helpful tools (such as this blog, of course) must be highly valued. In our world, it is important to take a multiple-media approach. Develop news releases that appear in print magazines and newspapers. Electronic media include radio and TV interviews and other mass media that provide a public platform. Social media must become regular and consistent provide information and discussing issues, providing training, and linking to others with a similar conviction. And don’t forget word-of-mouth. You can’t buy good “buzz” these days! It’s one thing for YOU to talk about it, but something else for it to be passed-along.

Buy-in must grow from across all parts of your community, town, city, state, or nation. People must begin using orality methods in their spiritual development. Although orality might be an innovation for awhile, it must become the new norm. Social scientists say that Innovators (2.5% of a defined group) must build up the body of Christ to maturity through oral approaches (Ephesians 4:11-15). This group might be your church body, denomination, etc. Early adopters (12.5%) and Early Majority (32%) will follow based upon the likes and even dislikes experienced by the Innovators that they observe. Late adopters and Laggards are expected, but must not sidetrack the movement.

Personal sacrifice will be required to do whatever it takes. We must not major on the minors. This is hard work. Unity will emerge in practices even though theology might differ from group to group. However, basic orality and especially Bible Storying principles must be agreed upon and respected.

We, as active practitioners, should remove all possible barriers to the movement taking off! When the Holy Spirit is ready to MOVE, then there should be as few barriers as possible for a revolutionary movement to get started and pick up speed as people give it a shot.

Read the Revolution Requirements in sequence. Start with #1 here: https://truthsticks.wordpress.com/2014/11/03/revolution-1-of-10-a-commitment-to-make-disciples/

Read #3: Equip as a Priority https://truthsticks.wordpress.com/2014/11/07/revolution-requirement-3-of-10-equip-as-a-priority/

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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