Date: October 16, 2014. Master storyteller Mary Birmingham is going to join us for this webinar that will explore how to teach like Jesus.
Recent research demonstrates that anything we are trying to communicate—whether a Shakespearean tragedy or a beer commercial—will “stick” if we deliver the content in story form. This is important news for RCIA teams. If we want the message of the gospel to stick with our catechumens, we have to learn to tell stories—just like Jesus did.
Master storyteller Mary Birmingham is going to join us to discuss these four questions:
- Why is storytelling important in RCIA catechesis?
- What is storytelling?
- How do you tell a good story?
- What would happen if we told stories like Jesus did?
This webinar originally aired on October 16, 2014. The full video/audio recording includes a downloadable handout and recommended resources.
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Mary Birmingham is the director of liturgy, music, and Christian initiation at Ascension Catholic Community in Melbourne, Florida. Mary has been involved in national RCIA ministry since 1992. She is the author of the popular formation process Faith, Life, & Creed: A Complete Catechesis for Christian Living.
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Workshop, via live webinar
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