Faith Comes By Hearing Program
About the Faith Comes By Hearing Program
Current estimates indicate that two-thirds of the world’s population are oral communicators. The majority of people living in underdeveloped countries transmit beliefs, heritage, value, and other important information by means of stories, proverbs, poetry, chants, music, dances, and ceremonies.
Ironically, an estimated 90% of the world’s Christian workers presenting the Gospel use highly literate communication styles. This makes it difficult, if not impossible, for oral people to hear and understand the message and communicate it to others.
Through national workers, Faith Comes By Hearing Audio Bible listening programs in the heart language are introduced to villages and indigenous churches. Pastors and leaders are asked to commit to listen through the New Testament with their people for at least 30 minutes a week. Because many tribal people make decisions in community, an important time of discussion follows each listening session. The trained national workers conduct follow-up sessions, ensuring accountability and program effectiveness.
Faith Comes By Hearing – meeting a diverse world’s need for a Bible in every tongue and every culture.
Distribution and Discipleship
The Faith Comes By Hearing program is introduced to churches and villages through national workers called colporteurs.Colporteur is a French word that literally means "a person who carries the Word of God."
FCBH colporteurs are indigenous church workers who know the culture and language of the region. They oversee Faith Comes By Hearing programs in rural villages, communities, slums, and other hard-to-reach areas. They travel on foot, bicycle, canoe, motorcycle, or by any other means available in order to reach these communities.
Colporteurs identify church or community leaders in villages to oversee listening programs. Participants listen to the pure Word of God in their heart language, most for the first time in their lives. After hearing Scripture in the mother tongue, they often exclaim,
"God speaks our language!"
By listening through the entire New Testament and participating in discussion groups, those involved with the program begin to internalize God's truths. By offering God's Word in an oral form and in the heart language, disciples of Christ are made.