Check out the GCoMM 2018 breakout session tracks. Click on the track to read more details.
At the same time these global leaders see that the emerging Orality Movement is transformational in Church history and one of the most significant developments in Kingdom advance in the past 500 years.
Therefore two realities are beginning to converge: the need to merge artistic practitioners with orality skills and understanding. Said another way: 1) we fact the need to disciple artists spiritually (whether they are doing orality or using arts in other ways). And 2) we need to help arts-practitioners understand that they are some of the best GOD-designed orality implementors.
With those needs and developments in mind, the “Artists Discipling Artists — Orality in Disciple Making” Track looks to investigate some of the dynamics that will help see the merger of Discipling Artists in the understanding and skills of Orality for the sake of Global Missions today.
Practical and proven artistic principles in making disciples of oral preference learners. Topics include:
*Artists Discipling Artists: Key to EthnoArts in Next-Gen Missions — Dr. Byron Spradlin
*Student Panel: EthnoArts in reaching Oral Peoples — Dr. Katherine Moorehouse hosts 5 Student Presentations
*Why Artists are some of the best Orality — Dr. Byron Spradlin
* Why and how oral artistic strategies — Practitioner Panel
*Why Artistic Ministry Specialists must be Biblical Theologians
Byron Spradlin & Katherine Moorehouse
Sessions in this Audio Media Track will connect ideas, methodology, and practical applications of Ethnodoxology to producing audio in the feld, in the studio, for radio and everything in between. Participants and facilitators will also interactively discuss issues relevant to media specialists, artists, Ethnodoxologists, and pastors alike in order to draw on each other’s knowledge and experience.
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Add 7 tools to your bucket: How to strengthen any ministry with best practices in ethnoarts – Explore how specific arts tools contribute to long-lasting impact in communities. Throughout the session, participants will have the opportunity to apply the underlying principles of the “Creating Local Arts Together” approach to their specific contexts.
Arts with God: Responding to Scripture in group settings – Learn how to create and facilitate participatory devotional sessions for a variety of contexts. Participants will gain concrete ideas for using accessible, non-threatening arts expressions to help people engage more deeply, both individually and collectively, with Scripture.
“Participatory Methods” for the ethnoarts worker: Engaging communities for long-term impact through the arts – This session explores techniques from the world of “Participatory Methods (PM).” Participants will see how PM can be used for eliciting arts lists, getting to know a community’s hopes and dreams, and helping a community decide which arts they want to use to meet their goals.
PANEL #1: Resources for teaching ethnoarts in the classroom and online – We’ll assemble a collection of effective assignments and course outlines for teaching ethnoarts, making them available to session attendees. A panel featuring outstanding educators who teach at various levels (workshop, undergrad, and graduate) will anchor a discussion around these resources and related topics. Bring your questions and any teaching materials you’d like to share!
PANEL #2: Bi-artsicality: How learning a local tradition can connect you to communities – Led by a panel of bi-artsical performers, we’ll discuss approaches, benefits, and challenges of learning to perform within multiple arts traditions. Bring your questions and personal stories!
Looking at drama, music, poetry and visual arts, this track is indispensable to anyone reaching out in a multi-ethnic urban setting.