2020 Storytelling Workshop

 

 

Everyone loves a good story. And deep inside, most of us have a good story. But not everyone can tell a good story.

We all have a story to tell; our own unique set of experiences and personal understandings that dictate how we move through and process the world around us. Yet for most people, these stories are unlikely to be shared with anyone outside of a small, trusted and typically like-minded circle of individuals. It’s an understandable and unfortunate circumstance, especially now. In the midst of these challenging times, we’re all managing a set of unprecedented experiences that should conceivably bring believers closer to God—and closer together as the Body of Christ.

Prepare to Find, Nurture and Share Your Story

In partnership with the New York Annual Conference, our Commission on Archives and History offered a unique opportunity to select a group of clergy and laity interested in honing their storytelling skills with two masterful and renowned professional storytellers— Sheila Arnold and Donald Davis.

The FREE, storytelling workshop will take place on Saturday, November 7, 2020 virtually on Zoom. To ensure an optimal learning experience, the full day event was limited to 30 participants and the event agenda structured in manner that will allow all in attendance the opportunity to take part in a broad range of activities, including a performance by our two facilitators, a plenary session, two interactive workshops, breakout rooms to create opportunities for deeper, individualized learning and more.

The recorded version of this live event is available for viewing below. 

 

Part One: The Importance of Storytelling (Introduction offered by Jerry Eyster)