YWAM Maringá, Brasil is offering a 12 week Word By Heart course that might be just what you're looking for when it comes to learning how to train your Mission Adventures students to tell gospel stories. Our friend and partner Euduardo (Du for short) writes:
Imagine yourself being able to memorize the scriptures and narrate them as if you had been an eye witness of the fantastic events that changed the history of humanity? It may seem to be a big challenge, but Word By Heart has a methodology that has been enabling its students to become walking Bibles, story tellers that are able to report the biblical events, word by word, with truth and reality involving the audience for about 90 minutes.
During three months the students will go deep into the book of Luke, the reality of facts, the historical background the relationship between characters and the teachings involved in each scene, the focus is not on theological study, we seek to appropriate the stories to be so real that it is possible tell them as eye witnesses. It's a fact that emerging into the scriptures results in a profound transformation in people's lives, and the Word By Heart students also taste such impact. Impacted by this living word they will have the opportunity to reach many people while proclaiming it.
Word by heart is a second level YWAM school, inscribed to the University of Nations, so it has as a basic requirement the DTS, (Discipleship Training School). It is a full inscription school. In case you want to attend the course but you still haven't done the DTS you can take part in seminars during the first 6 weeks. Classes in the mornings and afternoons not having the obligation of living in the YWAM base although there is this possibility.
Investment (full course)
Subscription $ 150 + 3 x $450 ($1.500 total in cash)
For more info, contact Du!