FTH4220 Storytelling in Mission & Ministry
Educational Level: Upper undergraduate, Bachelor
Credit Hours: 3 Credits
Instructor: Prof. Jeff Smith
Integrating storytelling with ministry and mission to produce learning environments that are conducive to inductive thinking and self-reflection. Interaction through storytelling can be kinesthetic, tactile, and experiential, creating self-directed models for education and awareness. Students will examine how Jesus used storytelling as the primary model of communication in his ministry and why it was so effective
How This Course Benefits Students:
Students will learn theory, technique, and skills associated with authentic and intuitive storytelling models to present Bible stories, characters and themes in ministry and mission settings. In addition to promoting creativity and broadening the base of ministry models available for preaching and teaching, students will be challenged to engage audiences through interaction that shifts their cultural paradigm from teaching to storytelling and subsequent ministry guide.