Our Initiatives

Deliver Truth…Where Written Words Can’t Go

An organization empowering people across the globe with the Truth they desperately need to thrive.

Jesus’ command to “Go and make disciples” is central to all we do at Spoken Worldwide. Our Orality Coaching and Pastor Development Programs engage local leaders in the work of multiplying themselves, and disciples, for the expansion of God’s Kingdom. We do this through employing a holistic ministry model, recognizing that spiritual and physical truth cannot be separated; but are interwoven by God’s design. Similarly, we believe God has imbued each culture with a unique expression of Himself, adding richness to the Global Church. Therefore, we encourage local leaders to customize program content, adapting it to their community’s worldview, while remaining faithful to God’s Word. All of these actions are taken with oral learners in mind – equipping those who can’t, won’t or don’t read to carry forward the message and hope of God’s love. In aligning with local practices, these messages are often shared through stories, songs, poetry, proverbs, dance and drama. 

Though our mission and methodology are uniform in every place we work, our ministry expresses itself through three types of partnership – Orality Coaching Projects, Pastor Development Programs, and Oral Bible Translation Initiatives.

Orality Coaching Projects:

  • Work closely with partnering ministries, utilizing their existing infrastructure and resources to equip leaders in a solid approach to making and multiplying disciples of oral learners.
  • Support ministries through a training and coaching relationship, developing internal personnel for ministry among oral communities.

Pastor Development Programs:

  • Work with partnering ministries to develop infrastructure, providing external resources as needed, to promote a sustainable ministry among oral learners.
  • Support ministries through a shepherding and mentoring relationship, helping administrate programs until they reach maturity.

Oral Bible Translating Initiatives:

  • Work with local communities and mission agencies to provide Scripture that is accurate and natural – without words on a page. Research suggests most of the remaining Bibleless language groups around the world (~2,000) represent oral cultures. This means the greatest translation need of today is a Bible produced by oral cultures, for oral cultures.

At Spoken, equipping leaders and creating effective communications strategies to see lives truly transformed is our ultimate goal. We recognize that simply creating “Oral Bible” passages is not enough, so training and encouraging the local church to utilize what’s produced to equip believers is essential to our Oral Bible Translation efforts.

Oral Bible Translation allows God's message to simultaneously overcome language and learning barriers, so that the focus of Oral learners can be entirely on what God is saying, rather than the medium through which it comes.

Pray


“A changed world begins with us … and a changed us begins when we pray.”

- Eugene Peterson

We often take it for granted, but prayer is powerful and always accessible. Deciding to stop and pray for ourselves or others immediately reminds us that there is more going on than what we see. It is the simplest and most powerful way for us to recognize that God is real and at work in the world.

Sign up for monthly updates and prayer requests from the Spoken team regarding specific programs, people and issues around the world. When you get them, remember that God is King and ask Him to bring about lasting change for His glory and our joy.

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Are you interested in volunteering with Spoken Worldwide? Sometimes we have events or tasks that require a few extra hands!

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“A changed world begins with us … and a changed us begins when we pray.”

- Eugene Peterson

We often take it for granted, but prayer is powerful and always accessible. Deciding to stop and pray for ourselves or others immediately reminds us that there is more going on than what we see. It is the simplest and most powerful way for us to recognize that God is real and at work in the world.

Sign up for monthly updates and prayer requests from the Spoken team regarding specific programs, people and issues around the world. When you get them, remember that God is King and ask Him to bring about lasting change for His glory and our joy.

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