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CMI Conference – Tell Me a Story: Orality, Storytelling, and God’s Mission

Theme: Tell Me a Story: Orality, Storytelling, and God’s Mission

When: Friday, March 6, and Saturday, March 7

Where: Rayburn Chapel

Hosted by: City Ministry Initiative (CMI)

Cost: $10 per person

To Register: Sign up Here

What: Approximately 5.7 billion people in the world are oral preference learners and communicators, and more than half of those are among unreached people groups around the world. Globalization, rapid urbanization, and population shifts have brought a more oral preference learners together in population centers around the world. All this makes orality a critical issue for the worldwide church as we seek to carry out God’s mission today.

Join CMI for this conference designed to equip God’s people to understand orality, grapple with its importance for mission, and develop skills for making use of oral methodologies in evangelism, discipleship, and leadership development. Experts from StoryRunners will be teaching us the basics of Bible storying. And local practitioners will provide workshops for context specific issues. All are welcome!


Friday, March 6

10 a.m. – Chapel Presentation

11 a.m. – Foundations of Apologetics and Outreach Class – All are welcome to sit in as two StoryRunners staff engage the topic of unreached people groups. Takes place in Rayburn Chapel.

2 – 5 p.m. – StoryRunners staff available in Community Center to talk with students about global missions to unreached people groups and oral methods for Bible discipleship.

6:30 p.m. – Registration/Check-in

7 – 9 p.m. – Plenary Sessions

Saturday, March 7

8:30 – 9 a.m. – Registration/Check-in and Light Breakfast

9 a.m. – 3:30 p.m. – Plenary and Breakout Sessions (more details to come) / Lunch provided.


March 6 @ 6:30 pm
March 7 @ 3:30 pm
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Rayburn Chapel
12330 Conway Road
St. Louis, MO 63141 United States
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