STS - Worldwide:
STS - Worldwide:
Testimonies of Use
YWAM Base in Perth, Home & Traditional Churches in
Australia and New Zealand Trained in STS
“If I Had Known What This [STS] Was…”
“The thought struck me during the last week of training in India of watching ink added to water. It’s kind of like leaven in dough; it disperses and permeates all the water very quickly but is obviously watered down. However the more ink that is added then the consistency becomes greater. As people see the STS model demonstrated and their imaginations hook into it the greater their hunger is to master STS for ministry.
“I reckon Pastor XXX caught this and will therefore be more organized for a proper STS workshop in future. The same goes for the Fijian Pastor in Auckland who said, ’If I had known what this [STS] was, I would have got all my people to this!’’
Instructor in Australia
[Some regions are slower that others to try new ways to do Great Commission work. We thrill over those brave souls who will test new opportunities as Peter did when he spoke to Jesus, “Lord, if it is you, tell me to come to you on the water.’ In that story only one of the twelve disciples even tested what they saw. But they were all blessed by the bravery of one.
“Most often, when we go to a new region, a trusting group assembles to be trained, while many of the gate-keepers stand back and look on. In time, as those who hold back see what the Lord is doing with the people who were trained to use STS, they come forward and finally embrace this added way of witnessing and discipling. We are happy to say that Pastor XXX, referenced by this Australian instructor, is now fully using STS and training others!]
“Can’t Stop Thinking About the Bible Story”
“At the moment I am teaching a busy mum to use storytelling to her young family of four teach them the Word of God. It has been amazing when I have used STS how my group members have said they can't stop thinking about the Bible story all week! How much more will impressionable children learn God's word this way.”
Workshop Attendee, New Zealand
“A Landmark In My Ministry”
“The workshop went extremely well. The participants went away with their minds whirling with information and excited about how they were going to use their new skill!
“Here are some comments I have had so far:
“Our instructors used the recorded stories [Practitioner Audio Training of STS stories] and did their presentations well for their level of experience. I found listening to the recording helped me get a better grasp on the questions. I will use them again as a refresher for the next workshop.
- ‘The workshop last weekend was a huge blessing and I am most grateful to you. The training and the fellowship was just wonderful, I believe I will look back on the experience (the workshop) as a landmark in my ministry.’
- ‘I am using the storytelling skill you taught us home schooling my children. They just love learning Bible stories this way. It is much better than the way I did it before. The children dress up to act out the stories. I am telling everyone about the workshop. When are you going to do another one?’
- ‘The workshop was just wonderful. It would be so good to use teaching and discipline young people. I want to use it with teenagers that are new believers to disciple them.’
- ‘There are ladies in our women's group who hate reading. Some have come to our Bible study group only to find we were using topical Bible studies. They stopped coming because we weren't studying Bible stories. I really think we could use this way of Bible teaching with some of the women I know in our women's outreach. It would be good in our home groups too.’
“We are looking at training the Chin Burmese church leaders in story telling
to help their church get onto a more Biblical foundation. We will use God's
Story first. We will probably aim at training a small group of leaders and
include one or two of the leading women to reach into the women's community
of that people group.
”Another lady from Indonesia is coming next weekend to learn STS to take it
back to Jakarta!”
New Zealand Instructor