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Orality, Revolution, Strategy

Revolution Requirement #6 of 10: Empower Leaders

Orality Revolution thumbnailRevolutions bring out the best in those with leadership skills. And a true revolution buys into the idea rather than personalities. But cutting leaders loose with the authority to act is essential.

Establish a working strategy that everyone buys into–training, approach, etc. Seek out networks of disciple-makers who are willing to be trained in orality and become active practitioners.

Small groups using Bible Storying to make disciples is not enough to bring a real revolution. It’s akin to a “tempest in a teapot.” Revolutions need to grow and grow. Small group leaders must identify and coach new apprentices and help their groups to branch, starting new groups. Inside each small group must be a desire to spread the good news of Jesus and His transforming power and join in the revolution! Orality that is understood and addressed has got to achieve that same level.

What are you waiting for? Who can you mentor to follow your lead? In some circumstances, you need to have no other authority that the Great Commission to serve under the authority of Jesus at work in you. Even a blog like this is de-centralized. Nobody told me to do it or gave me permission to do it.

For most church leaders interested in empowering leaders, the authoritative voice happens at the local church level. Dissatisfied small group leaders must be identified, allowed to surface, and pointed in the direction where they can begin bearing fruit.

This Orality Revolution must empower leaders that understand the cause, take a stand for it, and live it out in their personal lives.

Ready to take action? Keep reading here: https://truthsticks.wordpress.com/2014/11/12/revolution-requirement-7-of-10-take-intentional-action/

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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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