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Storyfire Orality - A MAF Online Resource

Reviewed by Ted Szymczak

StoryFire is a 25 x 5 minute audio downloadable resource that was developed by a MAF staff person who had Simply The Story (STS) Orality training, and adapted the approach to MAF uses. The series is divided into 6 parts, one of which contains video examples. The learning cycle consists of 4 parts, Learning the story, Telling the story, Reviewing the story and Discussing the story.

MAF’s website describes it as follows:
StoryFire is a six-part series that trains you how to share God's Word through Bible storytelling and discussion. Based on the same principles MAF uses to train isolated church leaders around the world, StoryFire is now available for free download. Anyone can master this effective ministry tool in 25 short audio lessons!

The advantage of the StoryFire approach is its accessibility. The materials can be downloaded and used with simply an internet connection to get basic access to the resources. The MAF downloadable approach does have a downside as well, according to Dan MacDonough of STS. The problem is that people may feel that they have received Orality training after StoryFire, but without the practice and reinforcement of an interactive Orality Seminar, such as STS, they may come to the conclusion that “Orality doesn’t work” or “I can’t do this” without giving it a real chance. With that possible caveat, this tool is worth investigating in the Orality domain.

The Link and Outline of the 6 Sections follow: http://www.maf.org/storyfire

Section 1. Overview

  • Section Introduction by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Why Tell Bible Stories? by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • About the StoryFire Series by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • The Process and Guidelines by Mission Aviation Fellowship

Section 2. Storyfire Models for teaching orality

  • videos of Large group teaching
  • video of small group teaching
  • learn and tell well
  • Storyfire and evangelism and CP

Section 3 Learn the Story

  • Remember, Don't Memorize by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Learn as a Group by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Learn By Yourself by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Tips to Learning Stories by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Introducing the Story by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Choosing a Story by Mission Aviation Fellowship

Section 4 Present the Story

  • Expression, Tone and Tempo by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Actions and Movement by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Tips for Storytelling by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Bible as a Prop by Mission Aviation Fellowship

Section 5 Review the Story

  • The Purpose of Review by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Oral Emphasis on Review by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Using Bibles for Review by Mission Aviation Fellowship

Section 6 Discussion

  • Title List by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • The Power of Discovery by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Basic Principles by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Easy Questions for Great Discussions by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Opening Questions by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Questions for Bible Study by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Avoid Why Questions by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Applying the Story by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Tips for Leading Discussions by Mission Aviation Fellowship
  • Reporting Back by Mission Aviation Fellowship

Discussion

Ken Guenther, 2019/04/08 14:43

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