Where storying and discipleship meet
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Mark Snowden is a Bible Storying trainer. He presently serves as the lead storying trainer for the North American Mission Board (SBC). Mark was mentored by storying pioneers Jim Slack and J. O. Terry.
Mark has worked on a number of storying-related projects:
-- developed an oral Bible for a predominantly Muslim people group in Central Asia
-- served as facilitator of the storying-related issue group at Lausanne World Congress for Evangelization (2004)
-- storied and coordinated production for the Following Jesus audio series featuring more than 400 complete storying sessions (http://fjseries.org)
-- Developed the "Storying in a Day" training program
-- Served as Program Chmn for the Int'l Orality Network's annual workshop
-- Co-authored "Truth That Sticks" with Avery T. Willis, Jr. (NavPress 2010)
-- Led training sessions in storying around the world, including the U.S.
Mark currently serves at the Missouri Baptist Convention. He has served in a number of ministry roles including nearly 8 years with NAMB, a consultant to Saddleback Church related to the P.E.A.C.E. Plan, and 18 years with the International Mission Board (SBC). Mark has studied at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary in Louisville, Ky., and holds a Masters of Science in Communications Management from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Va.
He currently lives in Jefferson City, Mo., with his wife, Mary Leigh. He has one grown daughter and one granddauther.
Bible Storying is more than telling Bible stories. It’s more than a clever way to convey Bible facts. It’s one thing to share a gospel witness (Hey, that reminds me of a story….), but something else to provide a systematic matrix of stories that bring spiritual transformation as the Holy Spirit leads.…Continue
Posted on July 26, 2014 at 7:30am
What is it about stories that help us remember them? We all have a story, complete with interesting characters and lots of plot twists. Stories reflect not only our own reality, but other people’s, too.
Stories help us interpret life, learn vicariously through the truths we can draw from the story, and make important life changes—sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse, if they’re the wrong stories.
Bible stories provide Christians a way to view life so…Continue
Posted on June 20, 2014 at 5:33pm
Best friends do a great job of giving you feedback. I’ve been writing a speculative fiction book about an oral culture that lives on another planet. My friend told me that I may want to simplify the number of characters in the book. Each page seems to introduce new people with new problems and opportunities. Yep, that’s how I roll.
God used that to remind me about significant differences among people. Some are content to know just a handful of people–for life. Meanwhile,…Continue
Posted on May 17, 2014 at 10:00am
Churches should have no conflict choosing between conserving the harvest or working in the harvest. Why not conserve the harvest by working in the harvest?!
Last weekend I had the opportunity to encourage some 20 pastors and several of their spouses in one of Missouri’s counties in which 87% of its people are not born-again and some 72% are not claimed by any religious institution. The county population had grown by 35% in the past 10 years, yet their collective church…Continue
Posted on May 5, 2014 at 10:44am