Festival Gathering

Festival Gathering

August 1-4, 2018
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. Click here to see a tentative schedule!

You may recognize some of our keynote speakers and performers:


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!


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. 


Theme and Epic Telling

The theme of the 2018 Festival Gathering is Story in the Memory of the Heart.

Theme scriptures include: 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

Our Epic Telling will be 1 Kings 1-11.


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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