• Extending God's Presence

    "When I tell biblical stories I feel the presence of God in the here and now."

    Rev. Dr. Tim Coombs, PCUSA, NY

  • Deepening Understanding

    "Telling biblical stories has deepened my understanding of the Bible, has strengthened my relationship with God, and has changed who I am."

    Gail Losch, United Methodist, WV

  • Telling God's Stories

    "Telling biblical stories keeps me connected to what is really important in life."

    Shelley Gnade, PCUSA, DE

  • Discovering God

    "Biblical stories tell us who we are and what we are doing here... more than this, they tell us who God is."

    Mei-Lin Po, MA

  • Creating Community

    "Biblical storytelling creates community, and draws us into the deep waters of God’s Story."

    John Epp, Canada


The Festival Gathering
of Biblical Storytelling

near Washington, DC, August 3-6, 2016

This is THE international conference for biblical storytelling. The festival features action-packed days of dynamic workshops (for beginners through master storytellers), exciting keynote presentations, world-class performances of both sacred and traditional storytelling and opportunity after opportunity to immerse yourself in the Bible as story and network with other storytellers from all over the world. There are storytelling and story-listening opportunities all day and night long. Each evening ends with our "Lighting the Fire" time of sharing where anyone who wants to can get up and share a story in a warm, supportive environment.


OUR THEME STORIES FOR 2016 ARE: Jacob Meets Rachel (Genesis 29:1-12), Moses and Zipporah (Exodus 2:11-22), Jesus Calls Disciples "Friends" (John 15:12-17)


The 2016 Festival
Gathering of Biblical Storytelling
is August 3-6

We will again return to the National
4-H Center in Chevy Chase, MD near Washington DC. Our Keynote Speaker will be Dr. Marti Steussy.

Watch a video with Marti!

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Get in touch

Network of Biblical Storytellers International
Christian Theological Seminary | 1000 W. 42nd St. | Indianapolis IN 46208

TF 1 (800) 355-6627 | PH 1 (317) 931-2352 | nbs@nbsint.org

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