Oral-Friendly

One of the ObeyGC2 values is that work is oral-friendly.

What do I mean by oral-friendly? I mean that it is appropriate for oral-preference learners. It turns out that most people in the world are oral-preference learners. This includes all people who are illiterate or functionally illiterate as well as many other people. Among the least, the last and the lost, people who suffer the most from spiritual darkness, abuse, poverty, illness, and ignorance, the overwhelming majority are oral-preference learners. Such people do not learn effectively from structured arguments, outlines, and so on. They learn most effectively from demonstrations and from stories. This is a huge issue which has only hit the mainstream in the Christian world in the past few years. If you are not familiar with this issue, you are in the majority in terms of people who are interested in ministry.  I’d like to recommend a couple of websites for you to browse in order to begin to familiarize yourself with issues related to orality. The best place to start is www.chronologicalbiblestorying.com. A good follow-up site is www.oralbible.com. If we want to help most people then we need to accommodate ourselves to them and that includes equipping them in the manner they can best learn in.

1 Cor 9:19-23

19 Though I am free and belong to no man, I make myself a slave to everyone, to win as many as possible. 20 To the Jews I became like a Jew, to win the Jews. To those under the law I became like one under the law (though I myself am not under the law), so as to win those under the law. 21 To those not having the law I became like one not having the law (though I am not free from God’s law but am under Christ’s law), so as to win those not having the law. 22 To the weak I became weak, to win the weak. I have become all things to all men so that by all possible means I might save some. 23 I do all this for the sake of the gospel, that I may share in its blessings.