25 - 5
Oct 2021 - Nov 2021
12:00 AM - 12:00 PM
GMT -6:00 Central TimeAdd to Calendar (ics)
Learning the sacred stories of Scripture by heart and sharing them with others is both an ancient-future art and a powerful spiritual practice. This course’s methods, developed by the Network of Biblical Storytellers International (NBSI), are for everyone who wishes to learn, to tell and to connect with God and other people through the ancient-future art and spiritual discipline of telling the sacred stories of Scripture – yes, you can do it too! By the end of the two-week course you will be able to share at least one text with others by heart (not “memory”), and you will understand how this completely non-technological art fits into a digital communications world. Whether you work with children in Sunday School or dream of bringing Scripture to life in worship or elsewhere, your ministry and your spirit will be enriched by this art. There is a daily assignment, usually involving a short document to read, work on your story, and online sharing. If you are able to post a video online, that is welcome but it is not required. There will be two optional live meeting sessions (1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Wednesday of Week 2, with other times for live coaching on request), to allow you to practice telling your story and receive coaching in a group. The course has been approved by Discipleship Ministries as an advanced course in Lay Servant Ministries, but it’s designed for everyone! This course has been approved by Discipleship Ministries (formerly the General Board of Discipleship) as an advanced course with 10 contact hours in Lay Servant Ministries, and 1.0 CEUs are available. This course is eligible for 1.0 CEU.