“The Power of Storytelling in Ministry” featuring Jee Hae Song
Summer is a great time to incorporate storytelling into gatherings, whether they happen in church or around a campfire. The Faith Storytelling toolkit offers ideas to get you started.
This activity pack includes a variety of coloring pages and activities inspired by their picture books.
An Alternative Orthodoxy helps us discern which stories to include and which to transcend.
Invite kids to share their own stories using Flipgrid.
Both include helpful insights when walking youth through faith and the Bible.
Doing Good Together encourages families to explore Our [Nation's] Storied History with children to empower all kids with stories that inspire civic engagement and a hunger for justice; includes picture books and books for teens and adults.
Rev. Dr. Cameron Trimble, reflecting on how our words/language create our realities, encourages us to Say What You Mean.
On Being with Krista Tippett
Jessica Guleth wonders, "What does it look like for the voices of our youth to be invited in, heard and included in the ways we do for adults? What needs adjusting in our minds and hearts to see and hear them as members?" in The Future of the Church Is Young.
Rev. Dr. Cameron Trimble encourages using The Subversive Way of Love when engaging in social justice efforts.
Download the free Mightier than the Sword Activity Pack for kids to continue learning about people who have changed the world through writing!
Check out the SoulPancake website: full of beautiful stories to inspire, encourage, and deepen conversations.
Perkins Center for Preaching Excellence offers a list of Storytelling Websites for honing the craft.
The Kairos Blanket Exercise is available with in-person or virtual facilitation, leading people through locally adapted scripts to appreciate the significant historical and generational toll colonization has had on Indigenous communities.
See our Great Idea for one way to incorporate documentaries/speakers into congregational life and outreach.
As part of Healing Minnesota Stories' effort to create dialogue, understanding, and healing between Native and non-Native peoples, Minnesota Council of Churches offers Sacred Site Tours of the Twin Cities area. The tour includes information on Dakota history, culture, and sacred sites, as well as the oppression and genocide they faced, and ultimately their exile.
As the topics are quite serious the tours are considered age appropriate for high-school age or older.
Learn more and register here.
CONVERGENCE offers numerous leadership and community development webinars on-demand or in a cohort: