80% of the world cannot or does not prefer to learn from reading. STS has a unique way of levelling the playing fields and allowing non-literate and literate alike to sit comfortably at the same table.
The major focus in STS is to teach people how to prepare and share Bible stories and passages so that they, the storytellers, are touched first. Only then can they truly minister to others.
Inspired by the increasing reality of a world that does not prefer to read, by the rediscovery of Jesus' amazing storytelling and questions as a form of ministry, Simply the Story (STS) has been born to meet a vital need globally - finding treasures in the Bible and leading others to discovery through discussion.
Experience what many missionaries, laymen and others are calling "the most significant and powerful tool for sharing God's message and truth" with others that they have learned, resulting in the "greatest effect in fruit and sheer fun in life and ministry".
Come to YWAM Restenäs on the beautiful Swedish West Coast at the start of May where you'll discover and learn practical, powerful skills for evangelism and making disciples through a personalised training & coaching workshop offered by STS.
We offer two workshops linked to each other – one for the entire week and the second from Wednesday afternoon until Friday afternoon:
During the first eighteen hours of training, you will be equipped to be an STS practitioner. Then during the second part of the week you’ll assist in training those coming for the PRACTITIONER WORKSHOP. We teach you to teach others who themselves will multiply the teaching. This part of the week is in English.
Cost for Instructor training:
SEK 2000 from Sunday night 30 April until Friday evening 5 May: includes shared room and three meals per day. Note: the workshop does not finish until 18 00 on May 5th so we offer an additional night with evening meal and breakfast (Friday 5th May to Saturday morning 6th) for SEK 240.
During this hands-on nineteen hours of training, learn how to tell Bible stories and teach discussion-style. Practice designing questions that help families, friends, gatherings to discover spiritual treasures and personal applications within Bible passages.
Cost for Practitioner training:
SEK 1000 from lunch at 13 00 on Wednesday 3rd May until 18 00 that day plus all day Thursday and Friday (finishes 18 00 on Friday 5th May). Price includes snacks and lunch each day. Add SEK 500 for dinner, bed and breakfast for the nights of 3rd and 4th May. Note: the workshop does not finish until 18 00 on May 5th so we offer an additional night with evening meal and breakfast (Friday 5th May to Saturday morning 6th) for SEK 240.
Bryan Thompson, Workshop Leader.
A missionary for forty years, Bryan’s passion is to take this Gospel to those who have never heard. Bryan founded story4all out of a belief that the Body of Christ needed to know about this “orality stuff”, He runs training workshops for Simply the Story globally. He is also the director for Simply the Story and The God’s Story Project in Europe.
Bryan lives with his family in Northern Ireland from where he travels extensively throughout the world leading STS workshops.
HOW TO REGISTER:
Complete the application form below.
Send your deposit of SEK250 to:
Account holder: Ungdom med Upgift (YWAM) Restenäs 239, Ljungskile, 45993, Sweden
Bank name: Skandinaviska Enskilda Banken, Kungsgatan 12, 451 16, Uddevalla, Sweden
Account information: IBAN: SE7450000000051801193630
For transfers inside Sweden (we don't use OCR)
Bankgiro: 676 – 7354
Organisation number: 858500 5633
Please clearly indicate "Simply The Story deposit" plus your name & contact details
It's also possible to make payment via PayPal here: http://www.ywamrestenas.se/donate/ but please add 3% processing fee (250 + 7.50)