We are made of stories. They shape our lives – and our world – in seen and unseen ways. By reflecting on our stories, we learn more about who we are. By sharing them, we learn who we are to each other. By connecting them to shared visions for a more just world, we open new pathways for bringing that world into being. In this intensive, students will explore storytelling for social change by engaging with theoretical perspectives, strategic approaches, ethical considerations, and tools for measuring impact. We will also examine specific techniques for utilizing digital media in worship settings. Of equal importance, students will engage in “hands-on” personal storytelling practices that connect their lived experiences to broader visions for social change. They will share stories, receive feedback, and illustrate their stories with digital media (e.g. digital video, photo essay, audio recording). To accomplish this, students will learn best practices for capturing and editing photos and videos with accessible tools (e.g. smartphones, laptops); ideally, these concrete skills will help students plan, create and share multimedia stories within the context of their social change ministries.
Meeting Dates and Times: Two high-residency weekend intensives at SKSM, plus two Friday afternoon sessions on-line or in person.
Friday February 3 2:00pm – 4:00pm Hybrid (in-person or online)
Friday March 10 10:00am – 12:30pm | 1:30pm – 5:00pm Optional dinner to follow
Saturday March 11 9:00am – 12:30pm | 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Sunday March 12 1:00pm – 6:00pm
Friday March 24 2:00pm – 4:00pm Online session
Friday May 5 10:00am – 12:30pm | 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Saturday May 6 9:30am – 12:30pm | 1:30pm – 5:00pm
Sunday May 7 1:00pm – 5:00pm