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Pray for Malaysia

Come and pray with Malaysian believers, for the end of Bible poverty in Malaysia.

TIME: Every fourth Thursday of the month at 1 pm AEST (11 am MY/SG)

VENUE: Online in the Unceasing Prayer for Bible Translation Zoom Room.

Please email us for the Zoom link and passcode.

Pray for Papua New Guinea

Come and pray with Papua New Guinean believers to end Bible poverty in PNG.

TIME: Every Thursday at 7pm (AEST) PNG time, 8PM (AEDT)

VENUE: Online in the Unceasing Prayer for Bible Translation Zoom Room.

Please email us for the Zoom link and passcode.

Partnership Development Workshop – online

Partnership Development Zoom Workshop
Partnership Development workshops are designed to equip Christian workers to raise a team of partners that will allow them to fulfil the call of God into full-time ministry. Whilst we run the workshop for our own members, we welcome people from other mission agencies who have similar training needs. Funding the Family Business: A Handbook for Raising Personal Support by Myles Wilson is the primary text used during the course. The price of the book is included in your workshop fee and will be shipped to you.

Workshop Streams
1. Biblical basis looks into Scripture to inform our attitude and practice in resourcing Christian ministry. Topics include; giving, partnership and living on gift income.
2. Speaking skills is organised around the premise that telling concise stories is one of the best ways to inform and inspire an audience. Participants craft and deliver a range of ‘stories’ that they can utilise in various contexts.
3. Communication covers best practice for sharing through newsletters, prayer updates sent using a variety of formats.
4. Organisation covers topics that are administrative in nature, including tips on organising contact details and things to consider when relating to churches and pastors.

Discussion of these topics and practical application are part of the weekly classes. Between weekly 2-hour sessions, reading and assignments will be given in preparation for the following week. The course concludes with time for each person/couple to share a 10-minute presentation that has been prepared using the resources prepared during the workshop. (It is your chance to ‘have a go’ amongst friends.)

You will need to download Zoom software. Weekly readings are from Funding the Family Business. Additional worksheets and Power Points will be provided for your use during the workshop. You will be asked to produce electronic resources so a device with word processing ability will be needed.

2023 Workshop dates

11-week Webinar
9 Mar – 18 May (excluding 6 Apr)
2.5 hours each Thursday morning

Cost:
$110 single or $145 couple (non-members)
$80 single or $110 couple (members)

Outcomes
Participants gain practical assistance in the four streams of the workshop and come away with:

  • assurance that raising a partnership team is biblical and attainable
  • a 10-minute presentation that can be used in support raising
  • tips to help you build strong relationships with your ministry partners
  • skills to communicate effectively in varied contexts.

 

For more details contact:
Woody Baker, National Training Coordinator

Story the Bible Online Comprehensive Course (STBOCC)

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Wycliffe Australia is delighted to offer an online version of the Story the Bible (STB) training to help you upskill. The Story the Bible Online Comprehensive Course is a self-paced online course. From your own home and among your friends you can have guided training as you develop a range of skills in Bible storytelling.

Theory and practical experience are woven together throughout the course, with the result that by the end of the first 10 lessons you will have crafted two Bible stories, learned the skills that can be applied to crafting many others, and explored topics in dramatic telling, teaching and leading discussions on any story.

Should you decide to go on to the more advanced training, by the time you have completed the whole 30 lessons you will have crafted a set of six Bible stories, learned how to revise and evaluate your stories for quality, taught your stories to a number of friends and family, and led Bible studies on each of the stories you have crafted.

The ‘theory aspect’ of the course is delivered by short videos, readings and written assignments. A mentor will also be online to give you guidance, encouragement and supervision throughout your training.

Wycliffe Australia is offering the Online Comprehensive Course (STBOCC) at three levels:
Part 1:  Lessons 1-10: Basic Bible Storytelling;
Part 2:  Lessons 11-20: Building Better Bible Stories; and
Part 3:  Lessons 21-30: Advanced Story the Bible training.

You will receive a certificate showing your achievement on completion of  the course.

Although you can commit to the full 30 lessons if you wish, we recommend that you enrol for just Part 1 of the course initially.  By the time you complete this section you will know whether this is a skill you can use effectively in your ministry. If you have a desire to develop your skills further, to pass this skill on to your friends, or to join the staff for a Story the Bible workshop, continue on and complete all thirty lessons.

How much time commitment is involved?

Each lesson in Part 1 requires a time commitment of two to four hours.  Many students who have completed this part have done so in an average of 10 weeks, but some have taken twice that.   As we said above, a mentor will be assigned to guide and help you through the course, and we recommend that you discuss your available time with your mentor early in the course and set yourself a goal to keep you on track.

Course Fees:
Basic Bible Storytelling: $50 (fill in the ‘Deposit’ option)
Parts 2 and 3 together (available only after completing Part 1):  $50 total
Full Course (all three parts): $100 (fill in the ‘Full payment’ option)

Next Steps:

To enrol in the STBOCC, go to Register at the top of this page.

For further information, contact the Story the Bible Online Course Administrator, Peter O’Loghlin, at stbocc_admin@wycliffe.org.au.


 

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