“Because I was unable to read and write I never felt connected [to God]. This is the first time I felt I have a connection with God and [now I know] God loves me.”
- Banu, a South Asian woman, after hearing an oral Bible story
Eighty percent of the world’s population are oral learners¹ like Banu, meaning they best learn through spoken narrative. And, 41.7% of the world’s population live in unreached people groups², meaning they have little to no access to the gospel.
% of the world's population who are oral learners
% of people with little to no access to the gospel
StoryRunners exists to help fulfill the Great Commission among unreached people groups in oral cultures.
We equip people to develop oral Bible stories in order to launch church planting movements among unreached people who don’t have access to the Bible. We accomplish this through the School of Storying. The School of Storying is a residence workshop with local people who develop The Promise, a series of 42 Bible stories from Creation to the Return of Christ, in their own language in just four weeks.
We do all this to fulfill our vision: to see followers of Christ in communities of faith among every unreached people group in oral cultures.
To date, StoryRunners has completed (fully or as a partnering ministry) 101 Bible story sets.
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