RiverWind's core value is transformational leadership - growing servant leaders. We offer training programs for men and women in the church and in the wider community. The key mode of communication with indigenous ethnic communities involves story-telling. They are primarily oral rather than reading cultures; their history and ancestry is passed from generation to generation through the stories of the people group.
Many, especially among the older generations, are mono-lingual; they speak only their "native tongue." During the last twenty-five to fifty years, schools have provided education in Spanish. Today most young adults and children are bilingual, speaking both their home language and Spanish. This generation is living in a time of transition from an oral based culture to a reading culture.
Because we desire that all people have access to the Scriptures we use Spanish translations of the Bible along with materials and methods for oral learners. With the help of the Bible Society of Perú, we are training the RiverWind Shipibo leaders and teachers in linguistics so that they can better translate those materials into the Shipibo language.
Orality-Sharing the scriptures
-Scriptures in Use*
-Old Testament 40 stories leading to Christ's ministry
- New Testament (17 stories & 6 parables) Part 1
Walking with Christ
- New Testament (17 stories & 6 parables) Part 2
-Study Acts & Epistles
-The Christian Home
-Servant Leadership**, 1-5
-Ecclesiology (Church Studies)
Leading like Christ
-Panorama of the Bible
-Servant Leadership**, 6-10
Shepherding like Christ
-DAI** Level 2 coursework
Partnership to adapt DAI's Servant Leadership Curriculum for Oral Cultures
Your attitude should be the same as that of Christ Jesus: he "made himself nothing, taking the very nature of a servant...being found in appearance as a man, he humbled himself."
(Philippians 2: 5-8)