COVID-19 Update: The safety and well-being of our guests and staff is a top priority. Thank you for your patience as we navigate these unprecedented times. Our 2021 Orlando School of Storying trainings will continue, with specific protocols listed under Frequently Asked Questions.
Join StoryRunners for a workshop to get hands-on experience with oral Bible storytelling. This captivating ministry method will help you connect with and internalize God’s Word in a unique, powerful way. This will be both a devotional and training experience that will equip you to use storytelling in a small group Bible study setting and in evangelistic spiritual conversations. You will learn about unreached people groups, orality, and how to be a better storyteller. Additionally, you will get hands-on experience developing oral Bible stories from Scripture through an oral process. StoryRunners staff will also help you consider how to implement Bible storytelling in your unique ministry context.
This is an intensive workshop. During the first three days you will learn to use stories in ministry; during the remaining two days, you will learn how to develop oral Bible stories from Scripture through an oral process.
By participating in the Orlando School of Storytelling, you will:
- Engage with multiple oral Bible stories in an interactive group setting
- Improve your skills as a storyteller
- Use stories in an outreach setting to transition to a spiritual conversation
- Be equipped to develop Bible stories from an audio Scripture, ensuring the stories are biblically accurate, orally reproducible, naturally told and culturally appropriate
- Lead a group storytelling devotional experience
- Learn more about StoryRunners’ international ministry
The Orlando School of Storying is for adult Christians interested in using Bible storytelling in their sphere of ministry or in exploring opportunities to work/volunteer with StoryRunners. Past participants include missionaries, church leaders, mission agency leaders, pastors, youth ministers and laypeople.
Limited to 12 participants, no commuter option
Friday, March 19 to Tuesday, March 23, 2021
Check-in is Friday, March 19, between 2:00-3:00 p.m., and the training begins at 4:00 p.m. The workshop ends at 1:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 23. Because this training is built around small working groups, you must be able to participate in the entire training course.
StoryRunners hosts the Orlando School of Storying at Windsor at Westside in sunny Kissimmee, Florida. Participants will be housed in eight-bedroom vacation homes. Married couples are assigned the master bed/bath suite.
Arrival: If you are flying, your flight should arrive at the Orlando International Airport (MCO) by 2:00 p.m. If you are driving, you should arrive by 2:30 p.m.
Departure: Your flight should depart no earlier than 3:30 p.m.
This all-inclusive workshop includes on-site lodging, all but one meal, and airport ground transportation if traveling within business hours to MCO. The price is $435 for guests choosing to share a bathroom, $485 for a private bathroom.
In order to provide a quality training experience for each individual, we accept only 12 participants per session. The sessions fill quickly, so apply now to secure your spot.
If you need to cancel for any reason up until three weeks before the event, a full refund will be given. Within three weeks of the training, a 50% refund will be given; or, you can transfer your registration to someone else for a $25 fee.
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