News: Sept '09
Greetings and Our Mission
Welcome to our site. We hope to help you develop your biblical storytelling vocation and witness to Jesus' way of peace. The mission of GoTell is to equip people to discover and tell biblical stories as a spiritual discipline for embodying Jesus' way of peace in the world. Please give us feedback or let us know how we can be of service by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
GoTell and the CinDay Guild of the Network of Biblical Storytellers provided the leadership for a "Biblical Storytelling Conference" sponsored by the Episcopal Church, Diocese of Southern Ohio. The event took place Sept. 26, 2009 at the Proctor Center near London, Ohio.
Tom's keynote included an introduction to biblical storytelling through the Shema, teaching the story of Bartimaeus from Mark 10, and a presentation on "Biblical Storytelling in Adult Formation" which you may download (revised for the Web--no videos included): click here.
The four workshops were:
- "Recite them to your children"—Teaching Children the Stories of God: Presented by Rev. Amelia Boomershine
- "Effective Oral and Digital Storytelling"—Youth and Adult Formation: Presented by Rev. Dr. Thomas Boomershine
- Planning The Storytelling Event for a Small Church: Presented by Vernetia Gye Miller
- Storytelling and Movement: Presented by Joyce Orr
For keynote and workshop descriptions, visit the Biblical Storytelling Conference site.
Classical Piano & Biblical Storytelling Concert
At a benefit concert sponsored by Grace United Methodist Church on September 20, Dr. Tom Boomershine performed works by Brahms, Ravel, Debussy, and Beethoven. Each piece was introduced by a biblical story whose dynamics were explored in the piano composition. The concert was a benefit event to support GoTell's upcoming trip to India with Dr Frances Plude. The purpose of the trip is to introduce biblical storytelling as a resource for the ministry and mission of the church in India. For more about the trip, visit the July News page.
To see the poster, download the PDF.
Thank you for visiting our site. We hope to help you develop your biblical storytelling vocation and witness to Jesus' way of peace.