Introducing a Biblical Story
Presenter: Elizabeth Adkisson
Objective: To explore developing an introduction to a biblical story that enhances both the telling and the receiving of the story
Why set the stage for a story?
• Because you want ears ready to hear
• Because you have a contemporary audience which differs from an ancient audience
• Not all listeners have extensive biblical knowledge to know story context and issues
• To level the playing field of knowledge of biblical historical and cultural information
• To establish or refresh of the context of a story
• To create fresh energy for a very familiar story
• To plant seeds of understanding as to why the story was originally told
• To illuminate the cultural and relational atmosphere of the story to enhance its impact
• To signal an audience to listen for certain things that might spark pondering
• To relate the story to contemporary situations
What can you look for in your story to guide you?
Where can you look for information?
How can you be creative?
Working with a sample story, or with a story chosen by each participant, members of the workshop develop objectives, research plans, and ideas for creating story introductions backed with meaning and/or atmosphere creation.
Workshop can benefit from the participants having their own devices for online research.
Duration minimum: 90 minutes