Christian Storytelling Conference

June 22 – 24, 2017

Conference site:
Calvary Baptist Church,
Normal, IL

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2017 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
12 Getting Started as a StorytellerBetty & Mike RoeThurs 8:30 AM402
24 Crafting a Captivating StoryDon FalkosThurs 10:30 AM402
36 Make a Strong Connection to Your AudienceMary Claire AndersonThurs 1:00 PM402
48 Fairy Tales Through Christ-colored GlassesJeff ScottThurs 3:00 PM402
511 Thematic Storytelling ProgramsKay PriceFri 8:30 AM402
612 Developing and Telling Tandem StoriesBetty & Mike RoeFri 8:30 AM403
715 A Wool Gathering ExperienceChris AlbinFri 10:30 AM403
816 Conversational Witnessing Through StorytellingMike LockettFri 10:30 AM404
918 Finding Christ in Everyday LivingLauretta PhillipsFri 1:00 PM402
1021 Christmas Story SwapMary Claire AndersonFri 3:00 PM402
1125 Cut It Out! I'll Fold!Kay PriceSat 8:30 AM402
1228 God Can Use Me!...I Can Do This!Chuck BroughtonSat 10:30 AM402
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
11 Small Group Leader Training (6 hrs)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM201
213 What I Need to Know to Serve in PrisonsChuck BroughtonFri 8:30 AM404
314 Tailoring a BibleTelling Israel TripJohn WalshFri 10:30 AM402
419 Adult Literacy and ESLJan WalshFri 1:00 PM403
523 Training Certified BibleTelling InstructorsChuck BroughtonFri 3:00 PM404
624 Small Group Leader Training (6 hrs)Phyllis HostmeyerSat 8:30 AM201
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
12 Getting Started as a StorytellerBetty & Mike RoeThurs 8:30 AM402
23 Knowing Your AudienceDiana StevensonThurs 8:30 AM403
34 Crafting a Captivating StoryDon FalkosThurs 10:30 AM402
47 House to HouseCheryl FornelliThurs 1:00 PM403
58 Fairy Tales Through Christ-Colored GlassesJeff ScottThurs 3:00 PM402
610 BibleTelling 101a (3 hrs)Don FalkosThurs 8:30 AM201
716 Conversational Witnessing Through StorytellingMike LockettFri 10:30 AM404
817 BibleTelling 101b (3 hrs)Don FalkosFri 1:00 PM201
925 Cut It Out! I'll Fold!Kay PriceSat 8:30 AM402
1026 Polishing Your Bible Storytelling StyleKay PriceSat 10:30 AM403
1129 Does It Really Work?Anne AlexanderSat 10:30 AM403
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
13 Know Your AudienceDiana StevensonThurs 8:30 AM403
25 Discovering Barriers to the GospelDiana StevensonThurs 10:30 AM403
37 House to HouseCheryl FornelliThurs 1:00 PM403
49 Bible Stories and BuddhaChuck BroughtonThurs 3:00 PM403
510 BibleTelling 101a (3 hrs)Don FalkosFri 8:30 AM201
619 Adult Literacy and ESLJan WalshFri 10:30 AM403
722 Spot-on Story SelectionsDiana StevensonFri 3:00 PM403
826 Polishing Your Bible Storytelling StyleDiana StevensonSat 8:30 AM403
929 Does it Really Work?Anne AlexanderSat 10:30 AM403
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
11 Small Group Leader Training (6 hrs)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM201
210 BibleTelling 101a (3 hrs)Don FalkosFri 8:30 AM201
314 Tailoring a BibleTelling Israel TripJohn WalshFri 10:30 AM402
417 BibleTelling 101b (3 hrs)Don FalkosFri 1:00 PM201
519 Adult Literacy and ESLJan WalshFri 1:00 PM403
623 Training Certified BibleTelling InstructorsChuck BroughtonFri 3:00 PM404
724 Small Group Leader Training (6 hrs)Phyllis HostmeyerSat 8:30 AM201
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
13 Knowing Your AudienceDiana StevensonThurs 8:30 AM403
29 Bible Stories and BuddhaChuck BroughtonThurs 3:00 PM403
313 What I Need to Know to Serve in PrisonsChuck BroughtonFri 8:30 AM404
416 Conversational Witnessing Through StorytellingMike LockettFri 10:30 AM404
520 Building a Topical Discipleship PlanChuck BroughtonFri 1:00 PM404
623 Training Certified BibleTelling InstructorsChuck BroughtonFri 3:00 PM404
728 God Can Use Me!...I Can DO This!Chuck BroughtonSat 10:30 AM402
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
11 Small Group Leader TrainingPhyllis HostmeyerTHURS 8:30 AM201
210 BibleTelling 101a (3 hrs)Don FalkosFri 8:30 AM (3 hrs)201
311 Thematic Storytelling ProgramsKay PriceFri 8:30 AM402
414 Tailoring a BibleTelling Israel TripJohn WalshFRI 10:30 AM402
517 BibleTelling 101b (3 hrs)Don FalkosFRI 1:00 PM201
624 Small Group Leader Training (6 hrs)Phyllis HostmeyerSat 8:30 AM201
727 Working with At-Risk YouthLorna MacDonald CzarnotaSat 8:30 AM404
830 Giving Good CounselBrian ThiemeSat 10:30 AM404

Storytelling Track

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
12 Getting Started as a StorytellerBetty & Mike RoeThurs 8:30 AM402
24 Crafting a Captivating StoryDon FalkosThurs 10:30 AM402
36 Make a Strong Connection to Your AudienceMary Claire AndersonThurs 1:00 PM402
48 Fairy Tales Through Christ-colored GlassesJeff ScottThurs 3:00 PM402
511 Thematic Storytelling ProgramsKay PriceFri 8:30 AM402
612 Developing and Telling Tandem StoriesBetty & Mike RoeFri 8:30 AM403
715 A Wool Gathering ExperienceChris AlbinFri 10:30 AM403
816 Conversational Witnessing Through StorytellingMike LockettFri 10:30 AM404
918 Finding Christ in Everyday LivingLauretta PhillipsFri 1:00 PM402
1021 Christmas Story SwapMary Claire AndersonFri 3:00 PM402
1125 Cut It Out! I'll Fold!Kay PriceSat 8:30 AM402
1228 God Can Use Me!...I Can Do This!Chuck BroughtonSat 10:30 AM402
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
11 Small Group Leader Training (6 hrs)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM201
213 What I Need to Know to Serve in PrisonsChuck BroughtonFri 8:30 AM404
314 Tailoring a BibleTelling Israel TripJohn WalshFri 10:30 AM402
419 Adult Literacy and ESLJan WalshFri 1:00 PM403
523 Training Certified BibleTelling InstructorsChuck BroughtonFri 3:00 PM404
624 Small Group Leader Training (6 hrs)Phyllis HostmeyerSat 8:30 AM201
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
12 Getting Started as a StorytellerBetty & Mike RoeThurs 8:30 AM402
23 Knowing Your AudienceDiana StevensonThurs 8:30 AM403
34 Crafting a Captivating StoryDon FalkosThurs 10:30 AM402
47 House to HouseCheryl FornelliThurs 1:00 PM403
58 Fairy Tales Through Christ-Colored GlassesJeff ScottThurs 3:00 PM402
610 BibleTelling 101a (3 hrs)Don FalkosThurs 8:30 AM201
716 Conversational Witnessing Through StorytellingMike LockettFri 10:30 AM404
817 BibleTelling 101b (3 hrs)Don FalkosFri 1:00 PM201
925 Cut It Out! I'll Fold!Kay PriceSat 8:30 AM402
1026 Polishing Your Bible Storytelling StyleKay PriceSat 10:30 AM403
1129 Does It Really Work?Anne AlexanderSat 10:30 AM403
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
13 Know Your AudienceDiana StevensonThurs 8:30 AM403
25 Discovering Barriers to the GospelDiana StevensonThurs 10:30 AM403
37 House to HouseCheryl FornelliThurs 1:00 PM403
49 Bible Stories and BuddhaChuck BroughtonThurs 3:00 PM403
510 BibleTelling 101a (3 hrs)Don FalkosFri 8:30 AM201
619 Adult Literacy and ESLJan WalshFri 10:30 AM403
722 Spot-on Story SelectionsDiana StevensonFri 3:00 PM403
826 Polishing Your Bible Storytelling StyleDiana StevensonSat 8:30 AM403
929 Does it Really Work?Anne AlexanderSat 10:30 AM403
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
11 Small Group Leader Training (6 hrs)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM201
210 BibleTelling 101a (3 hrs)Don FalkosFri 8:30 AM201
314 Tailoring a BibleTelling Israel TripJohn WalshFri 10:30 AM402
417 BibleTelling 101b (3 hrs)Don FalkosFri 1:00 PM201
519 Adult Literacy and ESLJan WalshFri 1:00 PM403
623 Training Certified BibleTelling InstructorsChuck BroughtonFri 3:00 PM404
724 Small Group Leader Training (6 hrs)Phyllis HostmeyerSat 8:30 AM201
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
13 Knowing Your AudienceDiana StevensonThurs 8:30 AM403
29 Bible Stories and BuddhaChuck BroughtonThurs 3:00 PM403
313 What I Need to Know to Serve in PrisonsChuck BroughtonFri 8:30 AM404
416 Conversational Witnessing Through StorytellingMike LockettFri 10:30 AM404
520 Building a Topical Discipleship PlanChuck BroughtonFri 1:00 PM404
623 Training Certified BibleTelling InstructorsChuck BroughtonFri 3:00 PM404
728 God Can Use Me!...I Can DO This!Chuck BroughtonSat 10:30 AM402
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
11 Small Group Leader TrainingPhyllis HostmeyerTHURS 8:30 AM201
210 BibleTelling 101a (3 hrs)Don FalkosFri 8:30 AM (3 hrs)201
311 Thematic Storytelling ProgramsKay PriceFri 8:30 AM402
414 Tailoring a BibleTelling Israel TripJohn WalshFRI 10:30 AM402
517 BibleTelling 101b (3 hrs)Don FalkosFRI 1:00 PM201
624 Small Group Leader Training (6 hrs)Phyllis HostmeyerSat 8:30 AM201
727 Working with At-Risk YouthLorna MacDonald CzarnotaSat 8:30 AM404
830 Giving Good CounselBrian ThiemeSat 10:30 AM404

Leadership Track

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
12 Getting Started as a StorytellerBetty & Mike RoeThurs 8:30 AM402
23 Knowing Your AudienceDiana StevensonThurs 8:30 AM403
34 Crafting a Captivating StoryDon FalkosThurs 10:30 AM402
47 House to HouseCheryl FornelliThurs 1:00 PM403
58 Fairy Tales Through Christ-Colored GlassesJeff ScottThurs 3:00 PM402
610 BibleTelling 101a (3 hrs)Don FalkosThurs 8:30 AM201
716 Conversational Witnessing Through StorytellingMike LockettFri 10:30 AM404
817 BibleTelling 101b (3 hrs)Don FalkosFri 1:00 PM201
925 Cut It Out! I'll Fold!Kay PriceSat 8:30 AM402
1026 Polishing Your Bible Storytelling StyleKay PriceSat 10:30 AM403
1129 Does It Really Work?Anne AlexanderSat 10:30 AM403

Crossing Cultures Track

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
12 Getting Started as a StorytellerBetty & Mike RoeThurs 8:30 AM402
24 Crafting a Captivating StoryDon FalkosThurs 10:30 AM402
36 Make a Strong Connection to Your AudienceMary Claire AndersonThurs 1:00 PM402
48 Fairy Tales Through Christ-colored GlassesJeff ScottThurs 3:00 PM402
511 Thematic Storytelling ProgramsKay PriceFri 8:30 AM402
612 Developing and Telling Tandem StoriesBetty & Mike RoeFri 8:30 AM403
715 A Wool Gathering ExperienceChris AlbinFri 10:30 AM403
816 Conversational Witnessing Through StorytellingMike LockettFri 10:30 AM404
918 Finding Christ in Everyday LivingLauretta PhillipsFri 1:00 PM402
1021 Christmas Story SwapMary Claire AndersonFri 3:00 PM402
1125 Cut It Out! I'll Fold!Kay PriceSat 8:30 AM402
1228 God Can Use Me!...I Can Do This!Chuck BroughtonSat 10:30 AM402
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
11 Small Group Leader Training (6 hrs)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM201
213 What I Need to Know to Serve in PrisonsChuck BroughtonFri 8:30 AM404
314 Tailoring a BibleTelling Israel TripJohn WalshFri 10:30 AM402
419 Adult Literacy and ESLJan WalshFri 1:00 PM403
523 Training Certified BibleTelling InstructorsChuck BroughtonFri 3:00 PM404
624 Small Group Leader Training (6 hrs)Phyllis HostmeyerSat 8:30 AM201
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
12 Getting Started as a StorytellerBetty & Mike RoeThurs 8:30 AM402
23 Knowing Your AudienceDiana StevensonThurs 8:30 AM403
34 Crafting a Captivating StoryDon FalkosThurs 10:30 AM402
47 House to HouseCheryl FornelliThurs 1:00 PM403
58 Fairy Tales Through Christ-Colored GlassesJeff ScottThurs 3:00 PM402
610 BibleTelling 101a (3 hrs)Don FalkosThurs 8:30 AM201
716 Conversational Witnessing Through StorytellingMike LockettFri 10:30 AM404
817 BibleTelling 101b (3 hrs)Don FalkosFri 1:00 PM201
925 Cut It Out! I'll Fold!Kay PriceSat 8:30 AM402
1026 Polishing Your Bible Storytelling StyleKay PriceSat 10:30 AM403
1129 Does It Really Work?Anne AlexanderSat 10:30 AM403
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
13 Know Your AudienceDiana StevensonThurs 8:30 AM403
25 Discovering Barriers to the GospelDiana StevensonThurs 10:30 AM403
37 House to HouseCheryl FornelliThurs 1:00 PM403
49 Bible Stories and BuddhaChuck BroughtonThurs 3:00 PM403
510 BibleTelling 101a (3 hrs)Don FalkosFri 8:30 AM201
619 Adult Literacy and ESLJan WalshFri 10:30 AM403
722 Spot-on Story SelectionsDiana StevensonFri 3:00 PM403
826 Polishing Your Bible Storytelling StyleDiana StevensonSat 8:30 AM403
929 Does it Really Work?Anne AlexanderSat 10:30 AM403
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
11 Small Group Leader Training (6 hrs)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM201
210 BibleTelling 101a (3 hrs)Don FalkosFri 8:30 AM201
314 Tailoring a BibleTelling Israel TripJohn WalshFri 10:30 AM402
417 BibleTelling 101b (3 hrs)Don FalkosFri 1:00 PM201
519 Adult Literacy and ESLJan WalshFri 1:00 PM403
623 Training Certified BibleTelling InstructorsChuck BroughtonFri 3:00 PM404
724 Small Group Leader Training (6 hrs)Phyllis HostmeyerSat 8:30 AM201
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
13 Knowing Your AudienceDiana StevensonThurs 8:30 AM403
29 Bible Stories and BuddhaChuck BroughtonThurs 3:00 PM403
313 What I Need to Know to Serve in PrisonsChuck BroughtonFri 8:30 AM404
416 Conversational Witnessing Through StorytellingMike LockettFri 10:30 AM404
520 Building a Topical Discipleship PlanChuck BroughtonFri 1:00 PM404
623 Training Certified BibleTelling InstructorsChuck BroughtonFri 3:00 PM404
728 God Can Use Me!...I Can DO This!Chuck BroughtonSat 10:30 AM402
#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
11 Small Group Leader TrainingPhyllis HostmeyerTHURS 8:30 AM201
210 BibleTelling 101a (3 hrs)Don FalkosFri 8:30 AM (3 hrs)201
311 Thematic Storytelling ProgramsKay PriceFri 8:30 AM402
414 Tailoring a BibleTelling Israel TripJohn WalshFRI 10:30 AM402
517 BibleTelling 101b (3 hrs)Don FalkosFRI 1:00 PM201
624 Small Group Leader Training (6 hrs)Phyllis HostmeyerSat 8:30 AM201
727 Working with At-Risk YouthLorna MacDonald CzarnotaSat 8:30 AM404
830 Giving Good CounselBrian ThiemeSat 10:30 AM404

Pastor Track

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
11 Small Group Leader Training (6 hrs)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM201
213 What I Need to Know to Serve in PrisonsChuck BroughtonFri 8:30 AM404
314 Tailoring a BibleTelling Israel TripJohn WalshFri 10:30 AM402
419 Adult Literacy and ESLJan WalshFri 1:00 PM403
523 Training Certified BibleTelling InstructorsChuck BroughtonFri 3:00 PM404
624 Small Group Leader Training (6 hrs)Phyllis HostmeyerSat 8:30 AM201

Discipleship Track

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
11 Small Group Leader Training (6 hrs)Phyllis HostmeyerThurs 8:30 AM201
210 BibleTelling 101a (3 hrs)Don FalkosFri 8:30 AM201
314 Tailoring a BibleTelling Israel TripJohn WalshFri 10:30 AM402
417 BibleTelling 101b (3 hrs)Don FalkosFri 1:00 PM201
519 Adult Literacy and ESLJan WalshFri 1:00 PM403
623 Training Certified BibleTelling InstructorsChuck BroughtonFri 3:00 PM404
724 Small Group Leader Training (6 hrs)Phyllis HostmeyerSat 8:30 AM201

Prison Ministry Track

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
13 Knowing Your AudienceDiana StevensonThurs 8:30 AM403
29 Bible Stories and BuddhaChuck BroughtonThurs 3:00 PM403
313 What I Need to Know to Serve in PrisonsChuck BroughtonFri 8:30 AM404
416 Conversational Witnessing Through StorytellingMike LockettFri 10:30 AM404
520 Building a Topical Discipleship PlanChuck BroughtonFri 1:00 PM404
623 Training Certified BibleTelling InstructorsChuck BroughtonFri 3:00 PM404
728 God Can Use Me!...I Can DO This!Chuck BroughtonSat 10:30 AM402

Youth Track

#SessionSpeaker(s)TimeVenue
11 Small Group Leader TrainingPhyllis HostmeyerTHURS 8:30 AM201
210 BibleTelling 101a (3 hrs)Don FalkosFri 8:30 AM (3 hrs)201
311 Thematic Storytelling ProgramsKay PriceFri 8:30 AM402
414 Tailoring a BibleTelling Israel TripJohn WalshFRI 10:30 AM402
517 BibleTelling 101b (3 hrs)Don FalkosFRI 1:00 PM201
624 Small Group Leader Training (6 hrs)Phyllis HostmeyerSat 8:30 AM201
727 Working with At-Risk YouthLorna MacDonald CzarnotaSat 8:30 AM404
830 Giving Good CounselBrian ThiemeSat 10:30 AM404