Festival Gathering

2018 Festival Gathering

August 1-4

University Marriott
Dayton, Ohio


What is the Festival Gathering of Biblical Storytelling?

Our Festival Gatherings are a fabulous immersion experience in biblical storytelling. You'll hear a keynotes from the scholarly community, take 5 workshops, experience revitalizing worship, and listen to many biblical stories. 

Take a look at our tentative 2018 Festival Gathering schedule!


Who comes to the Festival Gathering?

People like you... people from all over the world who love the Bible and its stories.

Watch a video of biblical storytellers from Korea who will be joining us at the Festival this year!


2018 KEYNOTE SPEAKER | Rev. Cynthia Park, PhD., LPC



Worship Leader | Casey Fitzgerald

Music | Linnea Good


Highlights of the Experience

One of the most interesting parts of our festival is the interaction between our storytellers and the best biblical performance criticism scholars in the world, who gather prior to the Festival Gathering for a seminar. You will meet these scholars and participate in small group discussions with them during the Festival. We also have fabulous, hands-on workshops for every level of storyteller from beginner to master, amazing performances from our featured storytellers and national and international member storytellers, deep-well worship, an Epic telling from the Bible (a tandem performance of over 20 storytellers from across the globe!) and the best fellowship you’ll experience at a conference! The Festival Gathering of Biblical Storytelling brings you four fabulous days of spirit-filled nurture in the art, scholarship and practice of biblical storytelling. 


2018 Theme: "Story in the Memory of the Heart."

Theme scriptures:

Deut. 6:1-9 - Keep These Things in Your Heart

Jer. 31:31-34 - The Law Written on the Heart

II Cor. 3: 1b-6


2018 Epic Telling:

1 Kings 1-11


Future Festival Gatherings

2019 Festival Gathering

July 31, 2019 - August 3, 2019

Dayton, Ohio

Keynote Speaker: Kathy Maxwell

Theme: "Hearing Between the Lines: Bringing your audience into God's story"

2020 Festival Gathering

July 29, 2020 - August 1, 2020

Dayton Ohio

Keynote Speaker:  TBD

Theme:  TBD

Get in touch

Network of Biblical Storytellers International
Indiana Interchurch Center, 1100 W. 42nd St., Suite 160, Indianapolis, IN 46208

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

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