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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 hosting an online training in community storytelling for those interested in the transformational power of stories. Facilitated by Mark Yaconelli and Melissa Wiginton, the program offers a variety of experiential exercises, individual skill-building, practical teaching, presentations by community activists, with written and online resources. Individuals who participate in the program will:

  • Understand how stories function in our personal and public lives.
  • Learn how to create transformative events (both online and in-person) that deepen relationships within a congregation or local community.
  • Explore narrative practices that promote healing, spiritual growth, social awareness, and community action.
  • Learn how to create a variety of public story-sharing platforms that engender trust and vulnerability.
  • Gain concrete skills for community storytelling including story recruitment, event promotion, audience building, public participation, media integration, and fundraising.
  • 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 personal, professional, and community settings.

Online sessions will be two to two and a half hours each, held once on Sunday and twice a day for the rest of the week.

Dates: Sunday, October 18 – Friday, October 22
Presenters: Mark Yaconelli and Melissa Wiginton
Cost: $395 early bird rate for registration before May 1; $495 full price. 
Location: Online
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