Most of our congregations are tired of merely hearing the old, old story. But, as Mark Miller asserts in Experiential Storytelling, they are incredibly excited about experiencing the truth of the story and creatively applying the truth to their lives. In Experiential Storytelling Miller will explain the structure and the purpose of narrative storytelling and will provide you with practical skills that will help you develop life-changing narrative teachings. Take this opportunity to learn how you can proclaim the goodness, beauty and truth of the gospel in a more creative way.
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 ChurchC*R*E*A*T*I*V*T*Y Reimagining the Sermon Elements of Experiential Storytelling Killer Apps
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.