Conferences, lectures, workshops and training courses related to Scripture Engagement.
GIAL in Dallas, Texas
Beginning August, 2009, GIAL will offer courses leading to a Graduate Certificate in Multicultural Teamwork. People working with other cultures and different organizations will learn how teams work across cultural boundaries, and how to handle the various cultural factors affecting their work together. Many Scripture Engagement activities involve people from different organizations and ethnic backgrounds working together, so this program can be extremely useful.
The program includes four courses: Christianity Across Cultures, Social and Political Organization, Multicultural Teamwork, and Multicultural Leadership. [more...]
Music In World Cultures (MIWC) developed the graduate program in ethnomusicology at Liberty University in Lynchburg, Virginia. This new degree—a Master of Arts in Worship Studies (Ethnomusicology)—is housed at Liberty’s Center for Worship
Ethnomusicology is the study of music, in particular worship, in the context of culture. This degree prepares musicians to serve as missionaries focused on establishing worship programs specific to the culture and people of a particular nation.
Institute for the Development of Languages and Translation in Africa
Burkina Faso, Cameroon, and East Africa
Sponsor: SIL International
The SIL i-DELTA course of study is for those who want to describe their language and find appropriate ways to develop the language through education, literature or the arts (music, drama, etc.). There will also be a course of study for those working in Bible translation and Scripture Use.
In partnership with existing academic institutions, courses will be offered at post-secondary through Master’s level in English and French. Beginning in 2010, modules in the domains of linguistics, literacy, translation and Scripture Use will be offered. These same modules as well as assessment (survey) and Anthropology will be offered in English in East Africa beginning in 2011.
Translation and Scripture Use modules will be accredited through the South African Theological Seminary (SATS). [more...]
Strategy and Methods, Multi-Cultural Teamwork
Sponsor: Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL)
The Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (GIAL) is now offering 2 online courses this Fall that are particularly useful to Scripture Engagement workers.
- Scripture Engagement Strategy and Methods will enable you to analyze a situation anywhere in the world and see what methods are more and less useful for that place. It uses the “Eight Conditions” model but goes well beyond what is in the article. Will run Aug-17 through Dec 13, 2012.
- Multi-Cultural Teamwork will enable you to work closely together with people from other countries for prolonged periods. Will run Sept 17 through Dec 13, 2012.
These are 3-credit graduate level courses, but open to upper level undergraduates. To learn more, including the new easy way to apply online, go to http://www.gial.edu/academics/gialonline-overview [more...]
GIAL, Dallas, Texas, USA
Sponsor: Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics
Courses on ethnomusicology and arts include:
- Audio and Video Techniques for Fieldworkers
- Research Methods for Performing Arts
- Expressive Form Analysis
- Song Transcription and Analysis
- Applied Arts
Redcliffe College, Gloucester, UK
This postgraduate course is for those wanting to reflect on how mission fits into the Scriptures, and how to use the Bible to engage missionally in a variety of cultural contexts.
One of the modules is "Bible Engagement in Intercultural Contexts", which includes:
- The Bible as an agent or tool of mission.
- The role of Bible Translation in mission and in relation to Bible engagement themes, such as contextualisation and orality.
- The Bible in relation to other religions and dialogue.
- Bible Engagement in Western contexts: for example, in the Arts, the Media, and Politics.
This coming year, Eddie Arthur, UK Director of Wycliffe Bible Translators, will be teaching several sessions. Ida Glaser will also be providing input on the Bible in relation to other faiths. And a team from Bible Society will be coming in to lead a couple of sessions on UK Bible Engagement.
The MA is one of a number of activities of an initiative at Redcliffe called the Centre for the Study of Bible and Mission, which aims to serve the Church by engaging in research, teaching, writing and speaking on mission in the Bible, and the Bible in mission thinking, practice and training. [more...]
GIAL, Dallas, Texas, USA
Sponsor: Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics
The MA in Scripture Use includes two courses that focus on Scripture engagement, plus other supporting courses. Many students take these courses as individual courses.
SCRIPTURE USE STRATEGY AND METHODS covers eight aspects of any situation, eight "conditions" that affect Scripture access and engagement everywhere in the world. We go through how each one affects SE and what can be done when that condition is a problem. There is lots of assigned reading and each student consults with someone working in a current Bible translation project.
CURRENT ISSUES IN SCRIPTURE USE goes deeper on some of these issues and takes up others as well. It varies slightly each time so as to be maximally beneficial to the students that year and to cover the current live issues. [more...]
June 3-8, 2013 (USA) and July 7-12, 2013 (UK)
Arts for a Better Future (ABF) is a one-week workshop that trains participants to spark local, Scripture-infused creativity that moves communities toward the kingdom of God.
The training content follows the 7-step process contained in Creating Local Arts Together: A Manual to Help Communities Reach Their Kingdom Goals (2013, William Carey Library). Participants join in a condensed application of this flexible model to an existing cultural context. They then develop plans to implement principles for encouraging Scripture engagement through the arts to a community in which they work.
ABF focuses on discovering all artistic forms of communication in a community, and then helping local Christians communicate Scripture in these forms by a process of critical contextualization. The workshop is drenched in warm, artistic personal interaction with other people and God. A wide range of people interested in increasing the penetration of Scripture into a group have benefited from ABF: missionaries with artistic gifts, cross-cultural ministry strategic planners, pastors, worship leaders, people interested in developing multicultural worship, artists of all kinds, and others.
Sponsored by the International Council of Ethnodoxologists, SIL International, Pioneer Bible Translators, and the World Arts program at the Graduate Institute of Applied Linguistics (and All Nations Christian College for the UK event).
Upcoming ABF workshops:
Trinity Western University in Langley, near Vancouver
Sponsor: Canada Institute of Linguistics
The Canada Institute of Linguistics (CanIL) offers Scripture Use training at Trinity Western University.
Both graduate and undergraduate students may apply. [more...]
JAARS, Waxhaw, NC, USA
Sponsor: JAARS VMS
Courses offered include:
1. Vernacular Media Specialist Training
This training gives instruction and hands-on experience in all aspects of vernacular media work in Wycliffe. Concepts covered range from strategizing for use of appropriate media, communication principles, evaluating media, designing programs, choosing an appropriate recording platform, and instruction in various recording platforms.
2. Program and Curriculum Design [more...]