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8) Make Your Stories Powerful And Consistent

visual story networkMinistry leaders are invited to a one-day event in Los Angeles, CA, USA, November 13, on Creating a Culture of Story in an organization. The Visual Story Network has lined up speakers on various aspects of branding and storytelling. The presentations will be in TEDtalk format with time between for participants to discuss and formulate their own next steps.

The speaker list draws from storytellers that are successful in Hollywood and internationally. You can find out more about the event, other speakers, complete bios, and registration at:

The Visual Story Network is a global coalition of 190 organizations 1300 visual communicators leading a movement so everyone can encounter Jesus and His kingdom.

2) Tell Jesus’ Story To The World’s Unreached Peoples

storyingMost of the world’s unreached people groups (UPGs) are oral learners, people who prefer to learn and to communicate through hearing and telling stories. Join the StoryRunners School of Storying, an interactive workshop September 28 – October 3, 2014 in Orlando, FL (USA), to learn how to use oral bible stories to be more effective in outreach across the world or across the street. Hear how you can help to start church planting movements among UPGs.

Get more information and submit an application at

or call Melissa 405-306-5348 (USA)

4) Bible Storytelling Training in Ireland

Over 80% of the world cannot (or does not prefer to) learn from reading. Story is the communication vehicle of choice for these oral learners. Take part in a “Simply the Story” (STS) workshop in Greystones, Co. Wicklow, Rep of Ireland from April 28 to May 2. You’ll learn ways to tell fascinating, accurate stories and to lead interactive discussions on Bible passages. Equip teams for short-term missions trips. Add excitement to family devotions. Witness naturally at work. Maximize church planting on the mission field.

Download the workshop brochure and find out more information here:

Or contact Kathy

12) Discussion on Learning Leaders Merits Another Look

In our May 19th edition, we carried a BackPage editorial about “Characteristics of Learning Leaders” found here…

In that item, we honed in on a piece in the International Orality Network (ION) Newsletter in which author and lecturer, J.O. Terry. The piece raised comments from several Brigada readers, including Terry himself. It’s worth a look to review their exchange. This topic, along with the principles it raised, deserves more attention in the future and we’re grateful for Dr. Terry’s input. Learn more about his work at…

See the rest of the ChurchStartingNetwork website for other great ideas about launching church starting movements in North America and beyond.

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