Spoken Worldwide partners with Church of the Nazarene

By January 17, 2023

International (MNN) — For years, Spoken Worldwide has partnered with the Church of the Nazarene for theological training.

Ed Weaver says, “We’ve partnered with them for a number of years teaching their leadership, particularly in West Africa, how to use stories from Scripture as a way to communicate the Gospel in their outreach efforts. They wanted to begin to train some of their leadership more theologically, but they still were running into (no great surprise) the inability or the lack of desire to read.”

Courses

Spoken created orality-based theology courses. This isn’t something Spoken usually does, but they responded to a request from the Church of the Nazarene.

So far, over 17,000 church leaders have gone through the courses. Weaver says, “We’re not just using biblical ‘storying’ to deliver the Gospel or just a handful of passages, but really creating, ‘Okay, how do you get deeper into theology? How do you get to be more educated?’”

“How can you be impactful in the understanding of your scripture, being able to deliver it to other people?”

A team of about five people works on the project. Weaver says, “It’s been a fun thing to see how just a handful of dedicated people can make such a great impact.”

Weaver hopes these 17,000 leaders can form a network and that the work will continue to grow. The course could be used across Africa, the Middle East, and Asia.

Ask God to strengthen the team.

 

 

Header photo courtesy of Spoken Worldwide.