|When no one reads|
If no one in a people group can read, how do you train believers to lead churches? Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary has joined forces with the International Mission Board to find ways to equip church leaders in oral societies.
SOUTHERN SUDAN (BP)--Eighteen men and women graduated with a certificate from Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary recently, without ever opening a book or writing a single paper.
Deep in the heart of southern Sudan,* a Bible school teaches local church leaders without the use of textbooks, notebooks or pencils. The only tools students need are ears for listening, eyes for seeing and a voice for telling. International Mission Board missionaries and a Kenya Baptist missionary teach everything orally.
"The highest level of education among the students is about fifth-grade," said Tom Ogalo, the Kenya Baptist missionary. Read More