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Want to hear story sets? We have them in over 80 languages at our media site: OneStory-Media.org

The majority of the world’s unreached people groups are made up of oral preference learners, who often have no written language of their own. In order to reach them, OneStory works with mother-tongue speakers to develop and record worldview-sensitive, chronological Bible “story sets” for each specific group — typically 25 to 50 stories in a three to four year period.

Mother-tongue speakers spread the stories to others. These story sets can be the first step toward a traditional written translation or non-print media like the JESUS film or The HOPE video.

Our goal is to be a catalyst in initiating such work in more than 5,500 UPGs (unreached people groups) who need access to the good news.

OneStory’s unique training process has been tested in multiple countries and languages. Mobilization efforts are underway in Africa, Asia, Europe and Latin America to train and equip workers to reach out in their own countries and across borders.

Seed Company helps reach tiny tribe

Starting with a “skeleton panorama” of just 17 stories, Asian and American missionaries eradicated Bible poverty in a tribe who’s unwritten language is spoken by only about 1,000 scattered in small villages. Today, this remote tribe can memorize, meditate and disciple others using a set of 50 stories that begins in Genesis and tells God’s story in chronological order through the 1st century AD.

Lives are being supernaturally transformed using the time-tested OneStory approach. Not content with the progress made so far, mission workers have now launched a full digital oral Bible translation using the new Render tool on tablet computers. All this to bring freedom in Christ to a small, seemingly insignificant people group. Before they were discovered in 1991, the only hope they thought they had was to worship evil spirits. Today they don’t fear spirits in the trees, rocks or rivers as they get to know the power and love of Jesus.

Enjoy the complete photo story at seedcompany.exposure.co/now-i-understand.

Photos by Mark ElliottYef man in village

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Chicago Area OneStory Workshops May 2017

Step into the Story

May 12-13, 2017

This event is for people interested in communicating God’s Word any and everywhere through Biblically accurate, naturally told stories.

These participatory sessions include:

  • Orally learning, telling, and discussing stories in a group setting.
  • Learning about orality
  • Using Biblical stories in sharing the Gospel.
  • Becoming familiar with other storying approaches
  • Learning about opportunities for further participation in OneStory.
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Advanced Storying Workshop: Toulouse, France

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Advanced Storying Workshop                     Toulouse, France              November 7-16, 2016

This workshop is for anyone who has completed the Introduction to Orality and Storying and is ready to begin a OneStory Project crafting a redemptive panorama of oral Bible stories in a particular language. Participants will receive the hands-on training needed to begin crafting an exploratory set.

For more information, please email:

Global Orality Email

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Chicago Area OneStory Workshops May 2016

UPDATE 2: The registration deadline for the May 2016 Chicago storying workshops, Step into the Story and OneStory Introductory Workshop,  April 15th, has passed. The workshop prices have increased $25.

Step into the Story

May 16-17, 2016

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