See our special storytelling training happening on November 7, 2011: Faith-Based Strategic Storytelling for the Minnesota Marriage Moment.
Storytelling happens wherever two or more are gathered. “I Love to Tell the Story” trains scores of people all over the country to tell their own stories strategically, compellingly, and efficiently, honing stories into powerful, two-minute instruments for persuasion. This training will focus on integrating your own stories with talking points and positive frames for engaging the church to achieve the full welcome and inclusion of all. You will then be able to take these skills to tell your story at congregation and synod events. This training will give you a powerful tool to get the message out about your life in Christ.
Strategic storytelling is one of the most powerful methods of faith-based community organizing. It is the lynchpin of our efforts to get the "movable middle" understanding what full inclusion means in the life of the church and to the lives of its members. Our goal is to prepare 1,000 storytellers all across the country to tell their stories. Participants will learn to:
put faces on abstract concepts, making them personal
begin new relationships
communicate values through emotions
teach, inspire, and motivate others to action
“I Love to Tell the Story” is frequently offered as a "webinar." All you need is a computer, equipped with a DVD player / drive, internet access, a telephone with speaker phone capability, and two storytelling partners (that's you and two others). The only cost will be for your long-distance phone minutes; if you have unlimited long distance, you pay nothing more. Specific instructions about how to connect and how the files necessary to the conduct of the training will be made available to you will be communicated prior to the training.
“I Love to Tell the Story” can also be presented as a workshop or independent training. To bring the training to your congregation, conference, or event, contact the LC/NA office at
or call 651-665-0861.
Strategic story telling practice happens in groups of three. So, start organizing people now!
When we tell our stories to even one other person, the Holy Spirit is most certainly present. When we inspire that person to tell two or three others, justice begins to roll.
Remember, you will need to do the training in groups of three. If you don't know of others in your synod who might be interested, please let us know so we can help.