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Information and training tools on Simply The Story comes in downloadable format, live web listening, and material that can be shipped to you.

  • Written story lists.
  • Audio of just stories.
  • Audio STS stories with discussion (one story free; more available on purchase page).
  • STS radio samples
  1. Informative: For you, or for you to share the need for oral strategies and the vision of Simply The Story with others.
  2. Educational: The how-to of STS.
  3. English Story Examples: Written story lists; audio of just stories and audio STS stories with discussion; video of stories and discussions; STS radio samples.
  4. Swahili Story Examples: Audio
Some of the sample resources are available in multiple languages.


1.  Informative

Informative Tri-Fold Brochures: View on web, download or contact office for a supply of these color brochures. Send us a donation for postage, we can send all the glossy color brochures you need.


Informative Video Files:
Watch on the web or download.

"What & Why" of Simply The Story, DVD as seen on What & Why page of Simply The Story site. 3 minute run-time. Perfect to encourage church or Christian group to learn STS for preparing teams for short term mission trips, trip that leave behind empowered nationals!
All the videos are 320 x 240.
Choose the appropriate file needed:

To Download: right click on the desired link above and "Save Link As" (if using Windows) or "Download Linked File As..." (if using Mac).

Feel free to duplicate the files above and give to others. These videos are NOT the quality of the DVD standard, but work great to show others if no internet connection is available. If you need a DVD please contact our office.



Audio Files: Simply The Story

Informative Audio Files: Simply The Story

Quick overview of literacy, need for oral strategies, The God’s Story Project, Simply The Story and a live STS story with discussion.

To Download: right click on the link below and "Save Link As" (if using Windows) or "Download Linked File" (if using Mac).
Feel free to duplicate the 2 files below and give to others. These are MP3 audio files.

  1. Reaching the Unreached in Unprecedented Numbers. Valuable information on literacy, description of oral learners, how to reach oral communicators and what mission organizations are doing to meet this need. (28.5 MB) Click to listen.
  2. "All About" TGSP & STS. Overview of The God's Story Project, oral learners, Simply the Story and sample story. (20 MB) Click to listen.
  3. "What & Why" of Simply The Story, 3 minutes (3 MB)


Informative Written Documents In PDF

  1. Brickmakers -  One-page flyer reports on people in poorest of poor mountain people Nepal hearing God’s Story on a MegaVoice solar-powered audio-player, salvations occurring. Then more players with God’s Story, recorded Bible stories and New Testament become the sole source of information for these isolated villagers high in the Himalayas to plant churches and grow in faith.
  2. Simply The Story: Impact Around the World - Two-page flyer list short encouraging impact-reports from forty different countries!
  3. Amazing Results: One Year Report, India - Two-page printable flyer shares the ministry results of 50 villagers trained in STS.
  4. Background and Future - One page flyer giving brief overview of Simply The Story’s beginning, present and future plans.

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2.  Educational

Downloadable - (All below available as well for shipping to you at a low cost.
See the purchase page)

1.     Document : Simply the Story Handbook

Numerous language versions of Edition 6a are in progress including many for India. Edition 5 Handbook has a nice "story" flow to it and a lot more information than earlier editions. Edition 6a has less idioms in it for ease of translation, plus it contains many updates and additions.

If you want to see a language version of the STS Handbook that is not listed here, please email us about your interest. If you want to join the team of volunteers who help us translate so you can have the STS Handbook in your language, please let us know. This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it

Click on the files below to view PDF in browser or right click on the link below and "Save Link As" (if using Windows) or "Download Linked File As..." (if using Mac).

It might take a while for these to download and open.



2.     Article on Discipleship - Multiplication

The article below show how an STS practitioner can share Bible stories and slowly hand of the STS skills to others. Click to read it and if you want a PDF just click on the PDF icon. The PDF icon is located on the page at the top to the right of the page title "Discipleship - Multiplication."

Read or create your own PDF: Use of STS: Discipleship Multiplication

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3.  English Story Examples

To Download: right click on the link below and "Save Link As" (if using Windows) or "Download Linked File" (if using Mac). Feel free to duplicate the 2 files below and give to others. These are MP3 audio files.

Chronological workshop list of 52 stories used to train people in STS workshops

The Martha and Mary story was recorded live in a workshop. See if you can hear any of the responses well enough to join in and answer the questions yourself.

Practitioner Audio Training (PAT) is designed to help people learn to investigate Bible stories through asking questions. The exciting impact of PAT is ONLY recognized when a group of 2 or more listen to the questions together and interact with each other. (Listening to recording by oneself will not capture the uniqueness of PAT.)

This format of studying Scripture in community actually gives participants the experience of deep discovery using oral methods that is unique to the preparation part of Simply the Story. PAT is innovative and different. Below as a gift is one full sample of PAT.

If you want more of these PAT stories, they are available now for purchase. PAT on CD | PAT on MegaVoice Players Coming soon in added languages. More on PAT.

PAT Introduction and Instructions: The how to of sample stories, how to find treasures and how to use the PAT. Make sure you follow the instructions!

The introduction and instructions on the use of PAT is essential to the proper use of this innovative way to go through a story.  Listen to introduction and instructions first to get the tools on how to dig into a story. This is a must to know how to proceed.

Sample Conversational Use of STS is a written example of a story.

 



4.  Swahili Story Examples

Paralyzed Man Lowered Down "Live in Swahili" - full story plus group interaction and discussion.

Practitioner Audio Training (PAT) is designed to help people learn to investigate Bible stories through asking questions. The exciting impact of PAT is that you will actually be able to experience the preparation part of Simply the Story. PAT is innovative and different. Below as a gift is one full sample of PAT.

If you want more of these PAT stories, they are available now for purchase. PAT on CD | PAT on MegaVoice Players Coming soon in added languages. Impact of PAT in USA.

PAT Introduction and Instructions: The how to of sample stories, how to find treasures and how to use the PAT. Make sure you follow the instructions!

The introduction and instructions on the use of PAT is essential to the proper use of this innovative way to go through a story.  Listen to introduction and instructions first to get the tools on how to dig into a story. This is a must to know how to proceed.

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