May 2, 2018

Camp Wycliffe 2018

We practise most of our culture’s customs and rituals without even thinking about them. Some of those customs and rituals, however, give us a feeling of uncertainty, but somehow we do not know how to deal with our doubts.  Our cultural identity sends us in one direction while our Christian identity seems to go in the opposite direction.  What do we do? Our cultures all have customs and beliefs by which we handle death, birth, marriages, New Year and more.  But how do we know if our culture’s practices honor God, or in any way violate His Word?  How do we dig down to the reasons our cultures have these practices?  How do we deal with our struggles when our communities demand that we abide by the culture’s practices?  Do we lose our cultural identity if we do not participate?  How do we, as a community of believers, support one another in situations like these?  How can church leaders help their members evaluate cultural practices and make godly choices?  How do we who serve cross-culturally understand and help the people we serve....
May 2, 2018

Oral Bible Storying Introductory Workshop 2018

Telling well internalised and relevant stories from the Bible is a powerful way to share the Gospel. Through Oral Bible Storying (OBS), we can train you to craft Bible stories and use them in your own Mother Tongue. There is a great sense of closeness with God when one hears God’s Word spoken in their own Mother Tongue. OBS is especially helpful for those who work among the OA groups where BM is not the best language to communicate the truths from the Bible. There is a strong sense of ownership for the OA group because they have crafted the Bible stories themselves. OBS is definitely an effective evangelism and teaching tool to enhance your ministry....
May 2, 2018

Culture Meets Scripture Workshop 2018

We practise most of our culture’s customs and rituals without even thinking about them. Some of those customs and rituals, however, give us a feeling of uncertainty, but somehow we do not know how to deal with our doubts.  Our cultural identity sends us in one direction while our Christian identity seems to go in the opposite direction.  What do we do? Our cultures all have customs and beliefs by which we handle death, birth, marriages, New Year and more.  But how do we know if our culture’s practices honor God, or in any way violate His Word?  How do we dig down to the reasons our cultures have these practices?  How do we deal with our struggles when our communities demand that we abide by the culture’s practices?  Do we lose our cultural identity if we do not participate?  How do we, as a community of believers, support one another in situations like these?  How can church leaders help their members evaluate cultural practices and make godly choices?  How do we who serve cross-culturally understand and help the people we serve....