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Short Course:
Bible Storying

Christian theology applied.
This week-long course is for you if you are interested in communicating God’s word to an oral culture through story crafting and Bible Storying.

4th – 8th January 2021

Application deadline
November 2020

Moorlands College, Christchurch, Dorset, BH23 7AT


Bible Storying has been used with people who prefer audio or visual ways of learning, as well as in oral cultures or other communities where the Bible is not available in printed form.

Training Team

The training team consists predominantly of members of Wycliffe Bible Translators. Between them they have many years of experience of cross-cultural life and work, both overseas and within their home context.

Course Content

The Bible Storying course will help you to:

  • Tell a story to a small group and help others to learn the story.
  • Lead a discussion about the spiritual application of the story.
  • Understand the worldviews of the group, which stories are most appropriate to the group and and how to adapt your story to a given worldview.
  • Begin story crafting with a Bibleless language group, or people already with Scriptures but who need help in engaging with them to understand the Bible’s whole story.  They could be somewhere remote or even in your own town in the UK or Europe.
  • Training is entirely oral and participatory – no texts or handouts.
  • It is an intense 5 day workshop – you must be present for each of the days.
  • The course will model the OneStory approach – visit for more information.

Further information

The course is taught in partnership with Wycliffe Bible Translators and SIL International. The Bible Storying course also forms part of the MA in Language, Communication and Development.


Apply now

Please apply using the form below.  We’ll let you know in due course if your application has been accepted.  If your application is successful, we’ll ask you for a £50 non-refundable deposit. Full payment will be requested one month before the start of the course if you’re accepted.

Please note: In order for applications from non-UK/EEA to be processed in time, we request that applications made from countries outside the UK/EEA should be submitted at least 6 weeks before the start of the course (including references sent to the college). This is in order to give sufficient time for a visitor visa application to be processed, and required funds to be released for the commencement of the course.  Assistance with visa application will not be given.

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