History

1978

Teaching begins with precursory Bible study taught in Richmond, VA. 1978-1984

1982

1st international teaching with precursory Bible study at Daystar University in Nairobi, Kenya

1984

Seminar materials organized by volunteers in Canoga Park, CA. 1984-1988

1988

2nd version of seminar materials organized by volunteers and taught in Amarillo, TX. 1988-1997

1997

3rd version of seminar materials organized and taught in Hollywood, CA. 1997-2005

2004

3rd version of seminar materials taught in Hyderabad & Kolkata, India

Pre-launch feasibility study for The Word Is Out conducted with positive outcomes

2005

The Word Is Out is launched under the auspices of registered 501(c)(3) White Stone Ministries

2008

The Word Is Out in Zambia & Uganda

2010

The Word Is Out in Nigeria & Thailand

2011

The Word Is Out in Laos

Historic Memorandum of Understanding between Asbury Theological Seminary and The Word Is Out provides training platform to promote Inductive Bible Study in developing countries

2012

The Word Is Out in Kenya

2013

The Word Is Out in Nepal, Burma & The Philippines

2015

1st international Champion graduates from Asbury Seminary

2016

Center for Biblical Understanding established in Zambia

2nd international Champion graduates from Asbury Seminary

2017

First graduating class at Zambia Center for Biblical Understanding in May