JANUARY – STORYTELLING
Even if you’re a newbie church communicator, you’ve likely heard some variation of this:
“We need to be telling more stories.”
And even if you consider yourself a veteran church communicator, you may be thinking some variation of 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, you’ll find helpful resources to empower you start telling better stories.
By the way, we’d love to know how you’re using your Courageous Storytellers resources. Stop by our members-only Facebook Group to share your story!
Courageous Storytellers Director
Storytelling: Director’s Cut
Joe Porter is the communications director at Whitewater Crossing in the Cincinnati area, in addition to maintaining his photo and video business. In this webinar, Joe shares his expertise on producing video stories by narrating a recent project he created—explaining the what, why, and how of particular footage along the way.
Nick Jones is a board member with the Center for Church Communication (our nonprofit parent), journalist, cinematographer, and creative strategist. As the owner of Lampstand, a documentary film studio based in Oklahoma City, Nick has provided the creative horsepower behind many notable conferences and campaigns including the Willow Creek Summit, People of the Second Chance, Foursquare Church, Compassion International, The Mentoring Project, and more. In this webinar, Nick talks about the pre-work necessary for developing compelling stories, when to leave things on the cutting room floor, and more.
Storytelling and the Hero’s Journey
Robert Carnes is a freelance writer and storyteller. He writes for blogs and online publications and has worked for a number of years in marketing and communications for both churches and nonprofits. He serves as managing editor at the Orange Group in Atlanta. In this webinar, Robert unpacks the importance of highlighting the right hero in your stories.
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