Tending the Soul - February 2011

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Presentation by Kwasi Kena at the February 2011 Desert Southwest Conference "Tending the Soul" Workshops

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Tending the Soul - February 2011

  1. 1. Tending the Soul<br />Presenters<br />Kwasi Kena <br />& <br />Larry Malone<br />
  2. 2. Everyone Has a Story to Tell<br />
  3. 3. Why Tell Stories?<br />Stories are reminders<br />“The basic function of storytelling is identity maintenance. We tell stories to remind ourselves of who we are and to tell other people who we are.” <br />(Donald Davis, Telling Your Own Stories, p 107) <br />
  4. 4. “To be a person is to have a story to tell…”<br />Sam Keen<br />
  5. 5. Storytelling Tips<br />
  6. 6. Be Yourself<br />
  7. 7. Stories are made of:PeoplePlacesEvents<br />
  8. 8. Crisis<br />
  9. 9. Storytelling Tips<br />Crisis = adjustment<br />
  10. 10. Where to Begin<br />
  11. 11.
  12. 12. “When I was your age…”<br />
  13. 13. Storytelling Tips<br />Story Discovery:<br />Use Prompts<br />Listen<br />
  14. 14. Prompts<br />Can you <br />remember a<br />pet you used to <br />have?<br />
  15. 15. Prompts<br />Can you remember cooking something that did not turn out well?<br />
  16. 16. Prompts<br />Can you remember getting sick at an inconvenient time?<br />
  17. 17. In Groups of 3<br /> Share Your Story<br />
  18. 18. Prompts<br />Describe a time when you felt close to God<br />
  19. 19. The Importance of Listening<br />
  20. 20. Tell Each Other’s Story<br />
  21. 21. Faith Sharing Easy as 1-2-3<br />
  22. 22. Faith Sharing in 3 Chapters<br />Growing up in a Christian environment<br />When I affirmed the faith myself<br />My life since affirming the faith<br />My life before Christ<br />How I met Christ<br />My life since meeting Christ<br />
  23. 23. Let The Bible Tell its Story<br />
  24. 24. Blind Bartimaeus<br />
  25. 25. They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside.<br />When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!”<br />
  26. 26. Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.” <br />And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.”<br />
  27. 27. So throwing off his cloak, he sprang up and came to Jesus. Then Jesus said to him, “What do you want me to do for you?”<br />The blind man said to him, “My teacher, let me see again.”<br />
  28. 28. Jesus said to him, “Go, your faith has made you well.” <br />Immediately he regained his sight and followed him on the way.<br />(Mark 10:46-52 NRSV)<br />
  29. 29. Now You Tell his Story<br />
  30. 30. Bible Storytelling Process<br />Look for:<br /> Repetitions<br /> Key Attitudes<br /> Crises<br /> Key People<br /> Key Locations<br />
  31. 31. Bible Storytelling Process<br />What do you<br /> See<br /> Smell<br /> Taste<br /> Feel<br /> Hear <br />
  32. 32. Bible Storytelling Process<br />What might the people in the story be thinking? <br />What prejudices or shortcomings do they have?<br />
  33. 33. Bible Storytelling Process<br />Life Lessons<br />Audience Analysis<br />Time<br />Problematic Words or Concepts<br />Set Context<br />
  34. 34. Bible Storytelling Process<br />Explain<br />Illustrate<br />Apply<br />
  35. 35. BentOverWoman<br />Luke 13:10-17<br />
  36. 36.
  37. 37. With a little help from my friends<br />Holy Imagination<br />Mark 2:1-12<br />
  38. 38. Oral<br /> Culture<br /> Characteristics<br />
  39. 39. People flock to hear good stories<br />Not lectures<br />
  40. 40. GodStory<br />A good story excites.<br />A GodStory transforms.<br />
  41. 41. GodStory<br />The Process:<br /> Mine<br /> Refine<br /> Shine<br />
  42. 42. GodStory<br />Mine<br />
  43. 43. GodStory<br />Refine<br />
  44. 44. GodStory<br />Shine<br />
  45. 45. Leave a spiritualLegacy<br />
  46. 46. Spiritual Wills<br />
  47. 47. Defining MomentsTurning Point<br />www.CandelightMedia.com<br />
  48. 48. Tend Your Soul<br />

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