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Description

Being able to tell many Bible stories requires learning them without memorizing words. You tell the story like you describe a delicious meal to someone. You mentally see the meal in your mind, and simply describe what you see. That is how you tell Bible stories. The key is to move away from written words. There are many ways to do that. This series trains you to use several of them.

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Workshops in this series

  • BT101 Draw & Tell
  • BT102 Walk & Tell
  • BT103 Round Table Translations (under development)

Category: BibleTelling Skills

Series: BT100 BibleTelling Basics

Level: Basic

Prerequisites: None

Calendar of workshops

Workshop Description: This is one of several basic methods to learn a Bible story without a large amount of memorizing. Within the 90-minutes of this workshop, you will learn the story and have fun doing it. This method involves using large muscles combined with visual imagination.

Workshop Developer: John Walsh

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Duration: 90 minutes

Number of Participants: 15-50

Workshop Documents: (provided after workshop registration)


  • Instructions
  • 50 Bible Stories

 

Category: BibleTelling Skills

Series: BT100 BibleTelling Basics

Level: Basic

Prerequisites: None

Calendar of workshops

Workshop Description: This is one of several basic methods to learn a Bible story without a large amount of memorizing. Within the 90-minutes of this workshop, you will learn the story and have fun doing it. This method involves using large muscles combined with visual imagination.

Workshop Developer: John Walsh

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Duration: 90 minutes

Number of Participants: 15-50

Workshop Documents: (provided after workshop registration)

  • Instructions
  • 50 Bible Stories

Description

Everyone tells stories and listens to them. It is what humans do all day, every day. They do it so much that they are all good at it. In fact, there is very little difference between a person who is known to be a great storyteller and the person that says, “I just can’t tell stories.” The workshops in this series will help you make that transition from one to the other. You will be amazed how quickly you can develop this valuable skill.

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Workshops in this series

  • ST101 Storytelling 101
  • ST111 Crafting an Unforgettable Story (Part 1)
  • ST112 Crafting an Unforgettable Story (Part 2)

Category: Storytelling Skills

Series: ST100 General Storytelling Series

Level: Basic

Prerequisites: None

Calendar of workshops

Workshop Description: When a person decides to develop his or her storytelling skills, they start with learning how to tell a personal story. That is where they learn the basic rules. This 90-minute workshop reveals the secrets of those who can tell a great personal story. Each person will be assigned an ordinary event in their life and we will show them how to develop it into a fascinating story, one they will probably tell for the rest of their life. Join us, craft a great story, and start down the path of telling many other stories.

Workshop Developer: John Walsh

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Duration: 90 minutes

Number of Participants: 16-50

Workshop Documents: None


  • Instructions
  • 50 Bible Stories

 

Description

After explaining the principles and advantages of Narrative Bible Teaching, we will the walk through how to do the steps needed to create an engaging and effective teaching lesson that is easily adaptable to any age, setting, or timeframe.  Then we will put these methods into practice and discuss how to be flexible with these techniques.

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Workshops in this series

  • GA111 Narrative Bible Teaching: What Is It?
  • GA112 Narrative Bible Teaching: How Do I Do It?
  • GA113 Narrative Bible Teaching: Let’s Do It!?

Category: General Application – Discipling and Evangelism

Series: GA110 Narrative Bible Teaching Series

Level: Basic/Advanced

Prerequisites: None, but BT100 BibleTelling Basics Series is helpful

Calendar of workshops

Workshop Description: This is a 75 minute workshop aimed at making teaching the Bible easier, more engaging, and more effective. Narrative Bible teaching applies narrative teaching principles and active learning techniques to the Scriptural texts.  We will explore what it is, what it is not, why it differs from standard techniques, and why it hold great advantages for effective teaching of the Bible and Biblical principles.

Workshop Developer: Mark Getz

Trailer: coming

Duration: 75 minutes

Number of Participants: 15-50

Workshop Documents: None

 

Description

Missionaries and short term mission teams are most effective if their audience finds both the storyteller’s style & message to be winsome.  This series showcases how to reduce resistance to the Gospel due to worldview expectations below the surface.   It also spotlights how to ignite acceptance of the Gospel through strategic, non-threatening story themes & mission team conduct that honors the host culture.

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Workshops in this series

  • SA311 Bridging World View Barriers with Thematic Stories
  • SA312 Ignite Cross-Cultural Favor with Winsome Staging!

Category: Specific Application – Crossing Cultures

Series: SA310 Preparing Short Term Missions Teams

Level: Basic/Advanced

Prerequisites: None

Calendar of workshops

Workshop Description:Ever wished your missions team could truly lead souls to Christ or transform compassion ministries into a deeper evangelistic or discipleship mission?  You can!  We’ll consider Thematic Bible Story Sets for different religious contexts to reduce barriers to the Gospel, build spiritual bridges, & heighten the audience’s eagerness to invite you back.  Missions vignettes woven with activities will intensify your capacity to spy out barriers to the Gospel & pinpoint ways to maneuver over them.

Workshop Developer: Diana Stevenson

Trailer: coming

Duration: 90 minutes

Number of Participants: 15-50

Workshop Documents: None