The "Been there, done that" culture is starving for reality. Hardly satisfied with the modern conventions of citing facts and figures and pushing propositions, emerging churches are diving into the narrative form of communication with both feet. But that doesn't mean all emerging church leaders have an inherent handle on the craft and skill...and that's where this book comes in.
Experiential Storytelling zeros in one the hows and whys of the narrative, as well as the communication of personal experience...which doubles the storytelling ammunition. In addition, author Mark Miller goes several steps further, arguing for (and giving examples of) real-time, hands-on experiences for church members as innovative extensions of traditional teaching and preaching that offer them greater scriptural understanding and ownership of the gospel story.
Chapters include: • The Dawning of the Age of Experience • Once Upon a Story • Awakening the Sleeping Giant in the Church—C*R*E*A*T*I*V*T*Y • Reimagining the “Sermon” • Elements of Experiential Storytelling • Killer Apps