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.
In the third grade, my buddy Jimmy let me borrow his new glasses. I shouted, “Hey Mom, when you wear these glasses you can see every leaf and every blade of grass!”
Mom said, “And you can’t?”
Let’s just say that I had glasses within a couple of weeks! We sometimes need to borrow others’ glasses to help us focus.
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Posted on February 24, 2014 at 11:26am
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Posted on February 14, 2014 at 11:40am
Since emotions etch memories into our brains, small group Bible studies should seek to involve emotions that are real and not contrived. It is possible to move boring “earwash” into God’s truths that cleanse the soul.
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Posted on January 31, 2014 at 6:25pm
Church leaders can benefit from learning how the brain works. Getting the mind to learn requires a physical change. On a physiological level, discipleship means helping believers grow more dendrites. Engaging a person’s brain in the real world and in real time is more likely to result in changed behaviors. People that have learned more will have more to pull from within their noggins.
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Posted on January 17, 2014 at 11:30am