Christian Storytelling Conference

June 23 – 25, 2016

Conference site:
Calvery Baptist Church,
Normal, IL

SCHEDULE

We have organized our available classes into suggested learning tracks based on real life application.

When looking at a particular track, you may see several classes that occur on the same date and time. This just means that you have options! Feel free to plan to attend the class that you feel would best serve you.

Also, remember these tracks are just suggestions, you may certainly attend any of the classes, even if they don’t quite fit the track you otherwise want to follow.

Click below for more details on the available workshops.

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Developing Personal Stories (3hr)Buck CreacyThurs 8:30 AM
2Developing and Telling Tandem StoriesBetty & Mike RoeThurs 8:30 AM
3Developing Your Character's CharacterNick and Lucy Della ValleThurs 10:30 AM
4Spark a StoryMary Claire AndersonThurs 1:00 PM
5Mentoring StorytellersLauretta PhillipsThurs 1:00 PM
6Marketing Fundamentals; How to Get a GigBuck CreacyThurs 3:00 PM
7Exciting & Hands on Storytelling IdeasKurt JarvisThurs 3:00 PM
8Foundations for FaithJohn WalshFri 8:30 AM
9Building Bridges: Storytelling Fuels Effective EvangelismDiana StevensonFri 8:30 AM
10Chronological Bible StorytellingKurt JarvisFri 8:30 AM
11What I Need to Know to Serve in PrisonsChuck BroughtonFri, 8:30 AM
12Putting Leaves on Your TreeStephen HollenFri 10:30 AM
13Bringing Your Story to LifePam HolcombFri 10:30 AM
14Adding Music to Augment Storytelling ProgramsBetty & Mike RoeFri 1:00 PM
15Seeing is BelievingKay PriceFri 3:00 PM
16Finding Our Own Stories in the Pages of Scripture (3hr)Don FalkosSat 8:30 AM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM
2Bible discussions: From Woe to WOW (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 1:00 PM
3Foundations for FaithJohn WalshFri 8:30 AM
4Putting Leaves on Your TreeStephen HollenFri 10:30 AM
5Presentation Skills (3hr)John WalshFri 1:00 PM
6Using Illustrations (3hr)Stephen HollenSat 8:30 AM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM
2Bible Discussions: From Woe to WOW (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 1:00 PM
3Foundations for FaithJohn WalshFri 8:30 AM
4Putting leaves on Your TreeStephen HollenFri 10:30 AM
5Presentation Skills (3hr)John WalshFri 1:00 PM
6Using Illustrations (3hr)Stephen HollenSat 8:30 AM
7Finding Our Own Stories in the Pages of Scripture (3hr)Don FalkosSat 8:30 AM
8House to HouseJohn & Cheryl FornelliSat 8:30 AM
9Language OlympicsJan WalshSat 8:30 AM
10Does it Really Work?Anne AlexanderSat 10:30 AM
11Dealing With Religious Diversity in PrisonChuck BroughtonSat 10:30 AM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM
2Bible discussions: From Woe to WOW (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 1:00pm
3Building Bridges: Storytelling fuels Effective EvangelismDiana StevensonFri 8:30 AM
4Putting Leaves on Your TreeStephen HollenFri 10:30 AM
5Presentation Skills (3hr)John WalshFri 1:00 PM
6House to HouseJohn & Cheryl FornelliSat 8:30 AM
7Does it Really Work?Crossing Cultures TrackSat 10:30 AM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM
2Bible Discussions: From Woe to WOW (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 1:00 PM
3Chronological Bible StorytellingKurt JarvisFri 8:30 AM
4Internalize, Analyze, and IntegrateMark GetzFri 10:30 AM
5Oh Yuck; It's PoetryPhyllis HostmeyerFri 1:00 PM
6Children's Ministry MasterplanningKurt JarvisFri 3:00 PM
7Using Illustrations (3hr)Stephen HollenSat 8:30 AM
8Finding Our Own Stories in the Pages of Scripture (3hr)Don FalkosSat 8:30 AM
9House to HouseJohn & Cheryl FornelliSat 8:30 AM
10Language OlympicsJan WalshSat 8:30 AM
11Does it Really Work?Anne AlexanderSat 10:30 AM
12Dealing with Religious Diversity in PrisonChuck BroughtonSat 10:30 AM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM
2Bible Discussions: From Woe to WOW (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 1:00 PM
3What I Need to Know to Serve in PrisonsChuck BroughtonFri 8:30 AM
4Implementing BibleTelling Instructor CerticationChuck BroughtonFri 10:30 AM
5Interacting with Prison Ministry BibleTelling VolunteersChuck BroughtonFri 1:00 PM
6Free on the InsideChuck BroughtonFri 3:00 PM
7Language OlympicsJan WalshSat 8:30 AM
8Dealing with Religious Diversity in PrisonChuck BroughtonSat 10:30 AM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerTHURS 8:30 AM
2Spark a StoryMary Claire AndersonTHURS 1:00 PM
3Exciting and Hands on Storytelling IdeasKurt JarvisTHURS 3:00pm
4Foundations for FaithJan WalshFRI 8:30 AM
5Putting Leaves on Your TreeStephen HollenFRI 10:30 AM
6Oh Yuck; It's PoetryPhyllis HostmeyerFRI 1:00 PM
7Seeing is BelievingKay PriceFRI 3:00 PM

Storytelling Track

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Developing Personal Stories (3hr)Buck CreacyThurs 8:30 AM
2Developing and Telling Tandem StoriesBetty & Mike RoeThurs 8:30 AM
3Developing Your Character's CharacterNick and Lucy Della ValleThurs 10:30 AM
4Spark a StoryMary Claire AndersonThurs 1:00 PM
5Mentoring StorytellersLauretta PhillipsThurs 1:00 PM
6Marketing Fundamentals; How to Get a GigBuck CreacyThurs 3:00 PM
7Exciting & Hands on Storytelling IdeasKurt JarvisThurs 3:00 PM
8Foundations for FaithJohn WalshFri 8:30 AM
9Building Bridges: Storytelling Fuels Effective EvangelismDiana StevensonFri 8:30 AM
10Chronological Bible StorytellingKurt JarvisFri 8:30 AM
11What I Need to Know to Serve in PrisonsChuck BroughtonFri, 8:30 AM
12Putting Leaves on Your TreeStephen HollenFri 10:30 AM
13Bringing Your Story to LifePam HolcombFri 10:30 AM
14Adding Music to Augment Storytelling ProgramsBetty & Mike RoeFri 1:00 PM
15Seeing is BelievingKay PriceFri 3:00 PM
16Finding Our Own Stories in the Pages of Scripture (3hr)Don FalkosSat 8:30 AM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM
2Bible discussions: From Woe to WOW (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 1:00 PM
3Foundations for FaithJohn WalshFri 8:30 AM
4Putting Leaves on Your TreeStephen HollenFri 10:30 AM
5Presentation Skills (3hr)John WalshFri 1:00 PM
6Using Illustrations (3hr)Stephen HollenSat 8:30 AM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM
2Bible Discussions: From Woe to WOW (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 1:00 PM
3Foundations for FaithJohn WalshFri 8:30 AM
4Putting leaves on Your TreeStephen HollenFri 10:30 AM
5Presentation Skills (3hr)John WalshFri 1:00 PM
6Using Illustrations (3hr)Stephen HollenSat 8:30 AM
7Finding Our Own Stories in the Pages of Scripture (3hr)Don FalkosSat 8:30 AM
8House to HouseJohn & Cheryl FornelliSat 8:30 AM
9Language OlympicsJan WalshSat 8:30 AM
10Does it Really Work?Anne AlexanderSat 10:30 AM
11Dealing With Religious Diversity in PrisonChuck BroughtonSat 10:30 AM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM
2Bible discussions: From Woe to WOW (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 1:00pm
3Building Bridges: Storytelling fuels Effective EvangelismDiana StevensonFri 8:30 AM
4Putting Leaves on Your TreeStephen HollenFri 10:30 AM
5Presentation Skills (3hr)John WalshFri 1:00 PM
6House to HouseJohn & Cheryl FornelliSat 8:30 AM
7Does it Really Work?Crossing Cultures TrackSat 10:30 AM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM
2Bible Discussions: From Woe to WOW (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 1:00 PM
3Chronological Bible StorytellingKurt JarvisFri 8:30 AM
4Internalize, Analyze, and IntegrateMark GetzFri 10:30 AM
5Oh Yuck; It's PoetryPhyllis HostmeyerFri 1:00 PM
6Children's Ministry MasterplanningKurt JarvisFri 3:00 PM
7Using Illustrations (3hr)Stephen HollenSat 8:30 AM
8Finding Our Own Stories in the Pages of Scripture (3hr)Don FalkosSat 8:30 AM
9House to HouseJohn & Cheryl FornelliSat 8:30 AM
10Language OlympicsJan WalshSat 8:30 AM
11Does it Really Work?Anne AlexanderSat 10:30 AM
12Dealing with Religious Diversity in PrisonChuck BroughtonSat 10:30 AM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM
2Bible Discussions: From Woe to WOW (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 1:00 PM
3What I Need to Know to Serve in PrisonsChuck BroughtonFri 8:30 AM
4Implementing BibleTelling Instructor CerticationChuck BroughtonFri 10:30 AM
5Interacting with Prison Ministry BibleTelling VolunteersChuck BroughtonFri 1:00 PM
6Free on the InsideChuck BroughtonFri 3:00 PM
7Language OlympicsJan WalshSat 8:30 AM
8Dealing with Religious Diversity in PrisonChuck BroughtonSat 10:30 AM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerTHURS 8:30 AM
2Spark a StoryMary Claire AndersonTHURS 1:00 PM
3Exciting and Hands on Storytelling IdeasKurt JarvisTHURS 3:00pm
4Foundations for FaithJan WalshFRI 8:30 AM
5Putting Leaves on Your TreeStephen HollenFRI 10:30 AM
6Oh Yuck; It's PoetryPhyllis HostmeyerFRI 1:00 PM
7Seeing is BelievingKay PriceFRI 3:00 PM

Leadership Track

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM
2Bible Discussions: From Woe to WOW (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 1:00 PM
3Foundations for FaithJohn WalshFri 8:30 AM
4Putting leaves on Your TreeStephen HollenFri 10:30 AM
5Presentation Skills (3hr)John WalshFri 1:00 PM
6Using Illustrations (3hr)Stephen HollenSat 8:30 AM
7Finding Our Own Stories in the Pages of Scripture (3hr)Don FalkosSat 8:30 AM
8House to HouseJohn & Cheryl FornelliSat 8:30 AM
9Language OlympicsJan WalshSat 8:30 AM
10Does it Really Work?Anne AlexanderSat 10:30 AM
11Dealing With Religious Diversity in PrisonChuck BroughtonSat 10:30 AM

Crossing Cultures Track

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Developing Personal Stories (3hr)Buck CreacyThurs 8:30 AM
2Developing and Telling Tandem StoriesBetty & Mike RoeThurs 8:30 AM
3Developing Your Character's CharacterNick and Lucy Della ValleThurs 10:30 AM
4Spark a StoryMary Claire AndersonThurs 1:00 PM
5Mentoring StorytellersLauretta PhillipsThurs 1:00 PM
6Marketing Fundamentals; How to Get a GigBuck CreacyThurs 3:00 PM
7Exciting & Hands on Storytelling IdeasKurt JarvisThurs 3:00 PM
8Foundations for FaithJohn WalshFri 8:30 AM
9Building Bridges: Storytelling Fuels Effective EvangelismDiana StevensonFri 8:30 AM
10Chronological Bible StorytellingKurt JarvisFri 8:30 AM
11What I Need to Know to Serve in PrisonsChuck BroughtonFri, 8:30 AM
12Putting Leaves on Your TreeStephen HollenFri 10:30 AM
13Bringing Your Story to LifePam HolcombFri 10:30 AM
14Adding Music to Augment Storytelling ProgramsBetty & Mike RoeFri 1:00 PM
15Seeing is BelievingKay PriceFri 3:00 PM
16Finding Our Own Stories in the Pages of Scripture (3hr)Don FalkosSat 8:30 AM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM
2Bible discussions: From Woe to WOW (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 1:00 PM
3Foundations for FaithJohn WalshFri 8:30 AM
4Putting Leaves on Your TreeStephen HollenFri 10:30 AM
5Presentation Skills (3hr)John WalshFri 1:00 PM
6Using Illustrations (3hr)Stephen HollenSat 8:30 AM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM
2Bible Discussions: From Woe to WOW (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 1:00 PM
3Foundations for FaithJohn WalshFri 8:30 AM
4Putting leaves on Your TreeStephen HollenFri 10:30 AM
5Presentation Skills (3hr)John WalshFri 1:00 PM
6Using Illustrations (3hr)Stephen HollenSat 8:30 AM
7Finding Our Own Stories in the Pages of Scripture (3hr)Don FalkosSat 8:30 AM
8House to HouseJohn & Cheryl FornelliSat 8:30 AM
9Language OlympicsJan WalshSat 8:30 AM
10Does it Really Work?Anne AlexanderSat 10:30 AM
11Dealing With Religious Diversity in PrisonChuck BroughtonSat 10:30 AM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM
2Bible discussions: From Woe to WOW (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 1:00pm
3Building Bridges: Storytelling fuels Effective EvangelismDiana StevensonFri 8:30 AM
4Putting Leaves on Your TreeStephen HollenFri 10:30 AM
5Presentation Skills (3hr)John WalshFri 1:00 PM
6House to HouseJohn & Cheryl FornelliSat 8:30 AM
7Does it Really Work?Crossing Cultures TrackSat 10:30 AM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM
2Bible Discussions: From Woe to WOW (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 1:00 PM
3Chronological Bible StorytellingKurt JarvisFri 8:30 AM
4Internalize, Analyze, and IntegrateMark GetzFri 10:30 AM
5Oh Yuck; It's PoetryPhyllis HostmeyerFri 1:00 PM
6Children's Ministry MasterplanningKurt JarvisFri 3:00 PM
7Using Illustrations (3hr)Stephen HollenSat 8:30 AM
8Finding Our Own Stories in the Pages of Scripture (3hr)Don FalkosSat 8:30 AM
9House to HouseJohn & Cheryl FornelliSat 8:30 AM
10Language OlympicsJan WalshSat 8:30 AM
11Does it Really Work?Anne AlexanderSat 10:30 AM
12Dealing with Religious Diversity in PrisonChuck BroughtonSat 10:30 AM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM
2Bible Discussions: From Woe to WOW (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 1:00 PM
3What I Need to Know to Serve in PrisonsChuck BroughtonFri 8:30 AM
4Implementing BibleTelling Instructor CerticationChuck BroughtonFri 10:30 AM
5Interacting with Prison Ministry BibleTelling VolunteersChuck BroughtonFri 1:00 PM
6Free on the InsideChuck BroughtonFri 3:00 PM
7Language OlympicsJan WalshSat 8:30 AM
8Dealing with Religious Diversity in PrisonChuck BroughtonSat 10:30 AM
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerTHURS 8:30 AM
2Spark a StoryMary Claire AndersonTHURS 1:00 PM
3Exciting and Hands on Storytelling IdeasKurt JarvisTHURS 3:00pm
4Foundations for FaithJan WalshFRI 8:30 AM
5Putting Leaves on Your TreeStephen HollenFRI 10:30 AM
6Oh Yuck; It's PoetryPhyllis HostmeyerFRI 1:00 PM
7Seeing is BelievingKay PriceFRI 3:00 PM

Pastor Track

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM
2Bible discussions: From Woe to WOW (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 1:00 PM
3Foundations for FaithJohn WalshFri 8:30 AM
4Putting Leaves on Your TreeStephen HollenFri 10:30 AM
5Presentation Skills (3hr)John WalshFri 1:00 PM
6Using Illustrations (3hr)Stephen HollenSat 8:30 AM

Discipleship Track

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM
2Bible Discussions: From Woe to WOW (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 1:00 PM
3Chronological Bible StorytellingKurt JarvisFri 8:30 AM
4Internalize, Analyze, and IntegrateMark GetzFri 10:30 AM
5Oh Yuck; It's PoetryPhyllis HostmeyerFri 1:00 PM
6Children's Ministry MasterplanningKurt JarvisFri 3:00 PM
7Using Illustrations (3hr)Stephen HollenSat 8:30 AM
8Finding Our Own Stories in the Pages of Scripture (3hr)Don FalkosSat 8:30 AM
9House to HouseJohn & Cheryl FornelliSat 8:30 AM
10Language OlympicsJan WalshSat 8:30 AM
11Does it Really Work?Anne AlexanderSat 10:30 AM
12Dealing with Religious Diversity in PrisonChuck BroughtonSat 10:30 AM

Prison Ministry Track

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM
2Bible Discussions: From Woe to WOW (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 1:00 PM
3What I Need to Know to Serve in PrisonsChuck BroughtonFri 8:30 AM
4Implementing BibleTelling Instructor CerticationChuck BroughtonFri 10:30 AM
5Interacting with Prison Ministry BibleTelling VolunteersChuck BroughtonFri 1:00 PM
6Free on the InsideChuck BroughtonFri 3:00 PM
7Language OlympicsJan WalshSat 8:30 AM
8Dealing with Religious Diversity in PrisonChuck BroughtonSat 10:30 AM

Youth Track

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
1Learning to Tell (3hr)Phyllis HostmeyerTHURS 8:30 AM
2Spark a StoryMary Claire AndersonTHURS 1:00 PM
3Exciting and Hands on Storytelling IdeasKurt JarvisTHURS 3:00pm
4Foundations for FaithJan WalshFRI 8:30 AM
5Putting Leaves on Your TreeStephen HollenFRI 10:30 AM
6Oh Yuck; It's PoetryPhyllis HostmeyerFRI 1:00 PM
7Seeing is BelievingKay PriceFRI 3:00 PM