We love stories.
Soothing and scary bed me stories read on laps. Stories about our family’s history told over heirlooms. Stories about God’s love for the world shared from a Bible. Click‐bait stories displayed over social media. Local stories discussed in the produce section of the grocery store.
Most of us appreciate a well‐told story, but how do we get there? How do we actually go about crafting a story that people will hear and remember?
The NY Times Smarter Living guide published How to Tell a Good Story, breaking the process down into four steps. Google it in order to see the whole guide.
Who, What, When
Puttng it Together
Taking it Further
The best way to get better at telling stories to people is to tell stories to people. Put another way, we learn to do by doing it.
The stories we tell—whether “ministry moments.” bedtime Bible sagas, recounting a good me at church with our neighbor, or posting a picture and cap on on social media—well, they have the potential to make a difference. St. John’s story. God’s story. Our story. Tell and live the Story.
Rev. Rachael C. Dietz