We have GREAT keynote speakers! Click on each title to read Dr. Marvin McMickle's power-point highlights from the 2015 Festival Gathering:
The Sermonic Claim Biblical Exegesis for Preaching and Storytelling Eight Steps to Effective Preaching and Storytelling
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PLENTY OF FESTIVAL REGISTRATIONS ARE AVAILABLE BUT THERE IS NO LONGER LODGING AVAILABLE FOR THE 2016 FESTIVAL AT THE 4-H CENTER. PLEASE SEEK ALTERNATIVE LODGING.
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WHAT IS THE FESTIVAL GATHERING OF BIBLICAL STORYTELLING?
The Network of Biblical Storytellers’ Festival Gathering is a four day immersion experience of biblical storytelling with performances, opportunities for biblical scholarship through the NBS Seminar, lively fellowship and amazing worship and workshops! The 2016 Gathering will be held from Wednesday, August 3 through Saturday noon August 6 at the National 4-H Center in Chevy Chase, MD.
Dr. Marti Steussy, the MacAllister Petticrew Professor of Biblical Interpretation Emerita at Christian Theological Seminary is our 2016 Keynote Speaker. An active member of the NBS Seminar Scholars, Dr. Steussy has a lively and engaging style that will appeal to pastors, scholars, Christian Educators, storytellers and beginners. She is the author or editor of five academic books.
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 can 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 storyteller, amazing performances from our featured storytellers and national and international member storytellers, deep-well worship, an Epic telling from the Bible and the best fellowship you’ll ever experience at any conference! The Festival Gathering of Biblical Storytelling brings gives 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 2016 Festival Gathering of Biblical Storytelling is Stories of Loyal Love. Theme scriptures for worship and workshops are: Jacob Meets Rachel (Genesis 29:1-12), Moses and Zipporah (Exodus 2:11-22) and Jesus Calls Disciples Friends (John 15:12-17). Our Epic Telling for 2016 will be held on August 4th at 7p.m. at the Chevy Chase United Methodist Church on Connecticut Avenue in Chevy Chase, MD. Two books of the Bible will be told in performance: Song of Solomon and the book of Ruth. The concert is free and open to the public.
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