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The Art and Craft of Community Storytelling: A Workshop for People of Faith

“The power of Community Storytelling provides faith leaders with practical tools that draw individuals and communities together in meaningful and healing ways.”

–Shannon Savage-Howe, 2019 participant

Education Beyond the Walls is offering a workshop in community storytelling for those interested in the transformational power of stories. Facilitated by Mark Yaconelli and Melissa Wiginton, this workshop offers a variety of experiential exercises, individual skill-building, theological reflection, and practical teaching. Individuals who complete the course will:

  • Understand how stories function in our personal, congregational, and public lives.
  • Learn how to create transformative events that deepen relationships within a local community or congregation.
  • Explore narrative practices that promote spiritual growth, social awareness, and community action.
  • Learn how to craft personal stories for speaking, teaching, and facilitation.
  • Discover methods for amplifying the voice of marginalized populations.
  • Learn how to apply storytelling techniques within families, friendships, and other informal gatherings.

Dates: October 19, 2:00 p.m. – October 22, Noon

Presenters: Mark Yaconelli and Melissa Wiginton

Cost: $395 early bird rate for registration before May 1; $495 full price. Cost includes two dinners, two breakfasts, two lunches.

Lodging: Limited space for lodging on campus is available. Please contact contact Mikala McFerren

Location: Austin Presbyterian Theological Seminary, McCord Community Center, 100 E. 27th Street, Austin, Texas 78705

Recommended for: pastors, educators, and people who love creating community

“Learn how to use story and story facilitation to bring more compassion, connection, and beauty into your life, your family, and your community.”

-Lucinda Moeglein 2019 participant

About the Presenters