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Bible Storytelling Workshops: Sharing the Gospel by telling stories

Jesus said, “When the Holy Spirit has come upon you, you will receive power and will tell people about me everywhere.” (Acts 1:8)

Have you ever wanted a way to share the good news of the Gospel with friends and neighbours who would not read a Bible or come to church? Try asking, “May I tell you a Bible story?”.

At this workshop you will learn how to craft, tell and teach Bible stories that are simple, accurate and memorable, and find easy ways to build them into daily conversations.

WHY BIBLE STORYTELLING?

Jesus began to teach by the lake. He got into a boat and all the people were along the shore at the water’s edge. He taught them many things by stories… He spoke the word to them, as much as they could understand. He didn’t say anything to them without using a story. (Mark 4)

The use of Bible storytelling is not new; Jesus used stories a lot in His ministry. The approach is simple: people share the Scriptures in story form rather than reading the Word.

We believe in the priesthood of believers based on what Jesus has done for us. But you are God’s chosen and special people. You are a group of royal priests and a holy nation. God has brought you out of darkness into his marvelous light. Now you must tell all the wonderful things that he has done. (1 Pet 2:9)

Everyone who is in Christ (and therefore has the Holy Spirit within them) can know God’s truth for themselves and share the Gospel.

WHAT IS BIBLE STORYTELLING?

During a workshop we teach five skills:

  1. How to craft a story
  2. How to revise a story so that it is Simple, Accurate and Memorable
  3. How to tell a story using your body language and vocals
  4. How to teach a story to someone else so that they can pass it on and use it for themselves
  5. How to lead a Bible study using a Bible story

WHO SHOULD ATTEND THE WORKSHOP?

The workshops are suitable for anyone from about 12 years old upwards, and will prove beneficial for family devotions, home groups, youth and children’s ministry, preaching, local and overseas gospel outreach. Most importantly, it will give you the skills, confidence and motivation to share the Word of God with everyday contacts in your home, neighbourhood and workplace.

WORKSHOP DATES:

MARBLE HALL, LIMPOPO, 17-19 November 2016
- Thursday 17 November: 17:30-21:00
- Friday 18 November: 17:30-21:00
- Saturday 19 November: 8:00-16:00

EDENVALE, JOHANNESBURG, 21-23 November & 28-30 November 2016
- Monday 21 November: 18:00-21:00
- Tuesday 22 November: 18:00-21:00
- Wednesday 23 November: 18:00-21:00
- Monday 28 November: 18:00-21:00
- Tuesday 29 November: 18:00-21:00
- Wednesday 30 November: 18:00-21:00

KEMPTON PARK, 24-25 November 2016
- Thursday 24 November: 8:30-17:00
- Friday 25 November: 8:30-17:00

POTCHEFSTROOM, 2-4 December 2016
- Friday 2 December: 17:00-21:00
- Saturday 3 December: 08:30-19:30
- Sunday 4 December: 12:00-18:00

SASOLBURG, 5-8 December 2016
- Monday 5 December 2016: 18:00-21:00
- Tuesday 6 December 2016: 18:00-21:00
- Wednesday 7 December 2016: 18:00-21:00
- Thursday: 8 December 2016: 18:00-21:00

LINDEN, JOHANNESBURG, 9-10 December 2016.
- Friday 9 December 2016: 17:00-21:00
- Saturday 10 December 2016: 08:30-17:00

For more information or to book, please contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., 072 370 9394.