Beyond Basics, Mt Tamborine (SE Qld)
27-29 July 2018
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Several times a year we conduct basic workshops in crafting, telling, teaching and studying God’s Word through the medium of story; but once every two years there is an extra opportunity to “go deeper” in the art of Biblical storytelling, looking at ideas and techniques that we don’t have time to cover in the introductory workshops. These opportunities are Beyond Basics, a weekend get-away with other Storytellers to share ideas, hear new input, and craft – or just listen to – a few more stories. This year Beyond Basics will be held at the beautiful and well-loved Mt Tamborine Conference Centre, on the last weekend of July.
Digging Deeper in Scripture’s Stories
The program will include sessions on a range of topics such as Getting the theology right, World view and Bible storytelling, Becoming a Sacred Storyteller, Bible Storytelling for Kids’ Ministry, Building Bridges to Storytelling Opportunities, Corporate storytelling, A Vision for Central Queensland and more. There will also be free time to enjoy a bush walk to one of the many waterfalls on Mt Tamborine, or a leisurely coffee on Gallery Walk with its numerous tourist shops; and a special program of Epic Storytelling (see below) is planned for the Saturday evening. If numbers warrant it we aim to provide special programs for primary and secondary school aged children – please let us know well in advance if you are interested in this option.
The $140 cost of the weekend includes all food from Friday dinner to Sunday lunch, plus morning and afternoon teas and suppers, as well as shared accommodation and the program elements and handouts. Where else could you get a fully catered weekend away in such a beautiful location for $140? But even so, if you would like to come but can’t afford it, please get in touch and we’ll see what we can do.
Click on one of the Register buttons above and please fill in all the details requested, and pay either the deposit ($20 per person) or the full fee, to secure your place. Full payment is due by Friday 20th July, but the earlybird discount closes on Tuesday 26th June. For any enquiries please contact Peter O’Loghlin by email or by phone on (07) 3892 3348.
21 April 2018
As mentioned above, Saturday evening will feature an “epic telling” of a panorama of stories from the lives and ministry of Elijah and Elisha from 1 and 2 Kings. The style will be a little different from our usual Bible story panoramas. The concept will be explained on Friday evening and all attendees will be invited to take part and prepare part of the epic, but you will probably find it helpful to choose your own section of this story and prepare in advance. The stories will be from 1 and 2 Kings and the relevant passages are listed here. Please contact Jeff Lawrence on 0421 337 431, or at email@example.com for a fuller description of an ‘epic telling’ and to let him know which story you will tell.