International Orality Network – North America Regional Conference
1 Word 4 All: Embodying Jesus in a Post-Textual Society
Oct 3 at 1pm to Oct 5 at 3pm
North York Chinese Baptist Church, 685 Sheppard Ave E, North York, ON M2K 1B6
The International Orality Network is an affiliation of agencies and organizations working together with the common goal of making God’s Word available to oral communicators in culturally appropriate ways that enable church planting movements everywhere.
For centuries, Christianity has been shaped to reach the educated. Believers are encouraged to read the Bible and Christian books, while ministers preach by studying commentaries and theology. Literacy shapes the very way we process our faith and determines how we communicate.
However, in today’s modern society, there are a growing number of communities who use very different forms of communication. If we want to see Christ take root in these cultures and for his church to grow and thrive, we will need to learn how to communicate with people who think very differently. This is not simply a case of adopting a new fashionable communication technique, but of learning to orientate ourselves to a different way of thinking altogether.
North America is increasingly becoming a post-textual society. Together we can bear witness to Christ in this changing world. Join us!
The International Orality Network is part of the Lausanne Movement and grew out of the Lausanne Committee for World Evangelism in 2004. ION has since grown to be a global network of over 2,000 organizations.