Experiential Storytelling: (re)discovering Narrative to Communicate God's Message

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The Been there, done that culture is starving for reality. Hardly satisfied with the modern conventions of citing facts and figures and pushing propositions, emerging churches are jumping into the narrative form of communication with both feet. But not all emerging church leaders have an inherent handle on the craft and skill of using narrative as a sermon form. Experiential Storytelling zeros in on the hows and whys of narrative, as well as the importance of sharing personal experience to double your storytelling ammunition. In addition, author Mark Miller goes several steps further, giving examples of real-time, hands-on experiences for church members as innovative extensions of traditional teaching and preaching that offer them greater scriptural understanding and ownership of the gospel story. Chapters include: * The Dawning of the Age of Experience * Once Upon a Story * Awakening the Sleeping Giant in the Church--C*R*E*A*T*I*V*T*Y * Reimagining the Sermon * Elements of Experiential Storytelling * Killer Apps
 

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User Review  - Adam B.R. Clarke - Christianbook.com

Miller asks a new question: How do we meet and intersect with our youth and their experiences? In a world that questions facts, and where new experiences are needed in order to keep our youth engaged ... Read full review

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Be warned: This book is primarily geared towards Youth Workers!That said, as a Pastor, I enjoyed this book. It has helped to totally reshape my preaching style and has made me more effective as a ... Read full review

Contents

During a Jesus Journey
1
Chapter 2
26
Awakening the Sleeping
51
Imagining the Sermon
77
Elements of Experiential Storytelling
91
Chapter 6
111
Killer Apps
125
The Next Chapter
151
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Mark Miller (BA, Evangel University) is executive pastor at NewSong Church in Cleveland, Ohio, and he consults for other churches on reaching postmoderns, creativity, and leadership. He is the founder of The Jesus Journey, an experiential storytelling retreat that makes the story of the Bible accessible to postmoderns. He is married to Stacey and has two daughters.

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