Founded by Cru in 2003, StoryRunners exists to equip the world’s 7,000 unreached people groups to produce and use oral Bible stories to launch communities of multiplying disciples. We are passionate about equipping followers of Christ in every unreached oral people group in evangelism, discipleship, and church planting.
StoryRunners has a three-pronged strategy: developing stories, equipping believers to lead story groups, and introducing principles of movement building. They accomplish these objectives in a School of Storying workshop. The School of Storying is a fast-track and innovative residence workshop with local people who develop “The Promise”, a series of 40 Bible stories from Creation to the Return of Christ, in their own language in just four weeks.
During a School of Storying, StoryRunners work hard to ensure each story is biblically accurate, is easily learned and retold, easily understandable in a non-Christian cultural context, and uses everyday language that anyone in the culture can understand. They focus on developing the stories, as well as teaching principles of evangelism, discipleship, and church planting through a story group.