Even if you’re a newbie church communicator, you’ve likely heard something like this:
“We need to be telling more stories.”
And even if you consider yourself a veteran church communicator, you may be thinking something like this:
“Ummm, OK. But what does that even mean?”
This month on Courageous Storytellers, we’ve set out to answer not only the what of storytelling, but also the why and how. Whether you’re a small-but-mighty church with a limited budget or a ginormous congregation with a swarm of artistic staff and piles of equipment, you’ll find helpful resources to empower you to start telling better stories.
Here’s what we have waiting for you this month:
- Not one, not two, but three webinars: a director’s cut, advice on visual storytelling, and a new perspective on who should be the hero of your stories. (Spoiler alert: It’s not your church.)
- Practical advice on how to develop a storytelling culture.
- Some “whys” of storytelling (which have nothing to do with “That’s what the cool churches are doing”).
- Simple-to-implement, non-video story ideas.
- Some general and specific suggestions for finding stories, plus tips for cataloging them.
- A comprehensive list of resources to help you improve your storytelling prowess.
- Tips to help someone share their story, including a questionnaire you can adapt and start using right away.
- Practical advice for capturing compelling testimonies.
- Eleven places to share stories—beyond your worship gatherings.
- Ideas for storytelling through magazines.
- Tips to make your video shoots stress-free (or nearly so).
- Gear suggestions to fit your budget.
- A free download of Robert Carnes’ book, The Original Storyteller.
- Ready-to-use social graphics.
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