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Maleny Seminars: A Choice of Two!

On the extended weekend of 10-13 August, 2023, Wycliffe Australia will be hosting two concurrent workshops in Maleny, Queensland:  Contextualisation and Story the Bible (see below for details).

Dates and Times:  The workshops start with the evening meal on Thursday 10 August and finish mid-afternoon on Sunday 13.  Note that, since each part of the program builds on the preceding parts, full-time attendance is mandatory.

Venue:  These are live-in workshops, held at Grice’s Macadamia Farm, 209 Burgum Road, North Maleny. Maleny lies in the Blackall Range, about half an hour from the Sunshine Coast or 1½ hours north of Brisbane – click here for a MAP.  Note that the accommodation is fairly basic, generally on double bunks in single-sex dormitories.

Cost: $110 per person (includes food, accommodation, course materials and tuition). An earlybird discount of $20 is offered for registrations received before 10 July 2023.
A non-refundable deposit of $20 is required to secure your booking.

Workshop 1:  Contextualisation: In August-September 2023, Wycliffe Australia is hosting a short term mission trip to Kenya, one element of which will be a contextualisation seminar to help Kenyan church leaders to apply the teachings of Scripture to their own cultures. This workshop is part of the preparation for that trip.

Contextualisation helps a culture be transformed by the Word of God. In this training you will learn how to help church leaders from another culture dig down into their own culture to identify the beliefs that influence how they see the world. Then you will research what the Bible says about each of the beliefs you have discovered. This can then help church leaders to create culturally appropriate, biblically-faithful and life-giving rituals to replace the traditional rituals of their culture.

The Contextualisation seminar is open to anyone, NOT just those who are joining us for the Kenya Safari Tour. You will be learning how to work cross-culturally, so this workshop would be applicable to any prospective missionary or someone already working with another culture.

For further information on the Contextualisation workshop contact Keith Benn: 0450 430 922 or keith_benn@wycliffe.org.au.

Workshop 2:  Story The Bible: Biblical storytelling is taking off around the world as a way to share the Word of God.
Story the Bible is a three-day workshop in which you will learn how to:
  • craft Bible stories
  • revise and polish stories to ensure they are simple to tell, accurate to Scripture and easy to remember
  • tell your stories in a way that grips your audience
  • teach them to others
  • lead a study on the story that challenges the hearers to apply the truths of Scripture to their own lives.

For further information on the Story the Bible workshop contact Josh Bartlett: 0431 282 591 or josh_bartlett@wycliffe.org.au.

GENERAL INFORMATION

To register, click on the appropriate orange registration button at the top of the page.
Registration will only be accepted on payment of a deposit. This deposit is not refundable.

Details of what to bring, how to get there, etc. will be sent to all participants after the closing date.

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Registration deadline Tuesday 1 August.

 

Celebration Dinner (Gympie)

Outline map of QueenslandJoin us in Gympie for the Celebration of Bible Translation dinner, celebrating the progression of Bible translation in Indonesia and South Asia.

(N.B. There area similar events in Brisbane and in Bendigo, Victoria.  Click the city name for details.)

There are still 1.51 billion people in the world, speaking 6661 languages, who do not have a full Bible in their first language. The need for Scripture translation is too great for western missionaries to complete the task in this lifetime, but God has been working to equip Christian speakers of these languages to translate the Scriptures into their own mother tongues, and even to prepare some of them to be translation consultants. The focus of this evening will be on the progress in recent years in the training and equipping of local translators and consultants.

There will also be an opportunity to hear illustrated live reports of the recent Wycliffe Australia study tour to Israel (‘K2K’) from those who were there.

Date: Friday 28 July 2023

Time: 6:00pm

Venue:  To be advised. Click the Subscribe button below to receive updates as they become available.

GUEST SPEAKERS:

.         Donna Toulmin
.         Translation Consultant
.         South Asia
*  Training and consulting with multiple translation teams
 *  Planning for, and measuring translation progress with national partners
 *  The synergy between translation and creation care
.         Max Sahl                                                                      
.         CEO
.         Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia
*  The Vision and Mission of Wycliffe Australia
*  Areas of engagement in Bible translation
*  Bible translation progress in the Moluccas


Cost:
$25.

Further information:  Derek Hume, derekhume@skymesh.com.au or

Bible Storytelling on the Downs

Have you ever tried to share the Word of God with a friend and found they weren’t interested?
Sharing a Bible story

Try telling them a story.

Everyone loves a story!  But to be both faithful to God’s Word and effective for ministry, our stories need to be simple, accurate and memorable.

That’s where Story the Bible comes in.  In a 3-day workshop at Tara, on South East Queensland’s Darling Downs, you will:

  • Discover how to take a Bible text and craft a Bible story that is clear, memorable and gripping while still being accurate to the text.
  • Learn to facilitate a Bible discussion using a story.
  • Learn how to teach others a Bible story that you have crafted.

This workshop will take place in four sessions in early 2023:

  • Saturday 25 February
  • Sunday 26 February
  • Saturday 11 March
  • Sunday 12 March.

Exact times will be advised later …subscribe for updates below to be notified of further details as they become available.  As each session builds on the foregoing, no part time registration is possible.
Morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea will be provided.

Venue:  Tara Community Church, 25 Milne St, Tara Qld.

Cost: $85

Enquiries:  Jocelyn Prain, 0457 694 688 or jocelynprain@yahoo.com.au.

Wycliffe Story the Bible workshops will stretch you, equip you, and inspire you to share God’s story with others.

 

Story the Bible – Maleny, Qld

Want to learn how to share the Good News in a non-threatening way?

Bible stories are a great tool for sharing the Word of God with people who may not visit a church or read it for themselves. Bible stories are also a great tool for discipleship, church growth and Christian mentoring.

Wycliffe Queensland is holding a Story the Bible workshop at Maleny, in the scenic hinterland of the Sunshine Coast, from 30 September to 3 October.  During the three-day workshop you will discover how to take a Bible text and craft a Bible story that is clear, memorable and gripping, while still being accurate to the biblical text.  Experienced Bible storytellers will facilitate the course and provide individual mentoring.  The program also includes opportunities to put your new-found skills into practice.

When:  5.30 pm Friday 30 September to 3.30 pm Monday 3 October, 2022.
Where: Grice’s Farm, Burgum Road, North Maleny (detailed directions will be sent to registered participants in mid-September).

Registrations have now closed for this event.  If you wish to attend and have not registered, please contact Peter O’Loghlin on 0411 787 729.

Bible Storying workshops at Mt Tamborine, 2022

Have you ever tried to share the Word of God with a friend and found they weren’t interested?
Sharing a Bible story

Try telling them a story.

Everyone loves a story!  But to be both faithful to God’s Word and effective for ministry, our stories need to be simple, accurate and memorable.

That’s where Storying the Bible comes in.  In a 3-day live-in workshop at Mt Tamborine in the Gold Coast hinterland you will learn how to craft, polish, tell and teach simple, accurate, memorable Bible stories, and lead a discussion on a passage of Scripture – even with someone who has never read the Bible.

These workshops are hosted by the Mt Tamborine Convention, with the training provided by Wycliffe Australia Story the Bible teams.  Choose between two alternative dates:

  • Thursday evening 2 June to Sunday afternoon 5 June 2022, OR
  • Thursday evening 9 June to Sunday afternoon 12 June 2022.

Both will be held at Camp Tamborine, 32 Keswick Road, Tamborine Mountain.

NB: Each workshop is limited to 24 participants;  First come, first served!

For costing and registration, visit https://www.mtcc.org.au/events/bible-storying-workshops/

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…Do not let these memories escape from your mind as long as you live! And be sure to pass them on…’ —Deut 4:9 (NLT)

 

 

Celebration Dinner (Brisbane)

Outline map of QueenslandJoin us in Brisbane for the second annual Celebration of Bible Translation dinner, celebrating the progression of Bible translation in Indonesia and South Asia.

(N.B. There area similar events in Gympie and in Bendigo, Victoria. Click the city name for details.)

There are still 1.51 billion people in the world, speaking 6661 languages, who do not have a full Bible in their first language. The need for Scripture translation is too great for western missionaries to complete the task in this lifetime, but God has been working to equip Christian speakers of these languages to translate the Scriptures into their own mother tongues, and even to prepare some of them to be translation consultants. The focus of this evening will be on the progress in recent years in the training and equipping of local translators and consultants.

There will also be an opportunity to hear illustrated live reports of the recent Wycliffe Australia study tour to Israel (‘K2K’) from those who were there.

Date: Saturday 29 July 2023

Time: Arrival 5:30 pm for 5:45 pm start of program

Venue:  Living Church
1541 Creek Road
Carina, Qld 4152.  

GUEST SPEAKERS:

.         Donna Toulmin
.         Translation Consultant
.         South Asia
 *  Training and consulting with multiple translation teams
 *  Planning for, and measuring translation progress with national partners
 *  The synergy between translation and creation care
.         Max Sahl                                                                      
.         CEO
.         Wycliffe Bible Translators Australia
*  The Vision and Mission of Wycliffe Australia
*  Areas of engagement in Bible translation
*  Bible translation progress in the Moluccas

.Cost: $25 per person.

Further information:  Keith Benn, keith_benn@wycliffe.org.au, 0450 430 922

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