Different ways to share God’s Big Story
Having done all the work of Bible listening, there are various factors to consider that will influence your choice of the style you use tell the story. From simply expressively reading the text from the Bible through to using visuals or even presenting it as a clown skit.
- the skill level to effectively operate in a particular mode
- the demographic of the listeners who are gathered
- the ability of the listeners to participate in and be engaged by story
- the desired outcomes
The following list will provide only a small idea of the scope of existing options for telling Bible stories. They include:
Reading the text of the Bible passage from the Bible
- Reading the text of the Bible passage from the Bible (analogue or digital?)
- Read with facial, voice and whole body expression;
- Read the text while an image is being displayed >>
- Read the text while drama images is being acted/displayed.
- Act and speak out the story using full on drama;
- Act and speak out the story using using puppets;
- Tell the story using images prepared before hand >>
- Henna (Note: The use of ‘henna’ by non-indigenous storytellers/artists is considered inappropriate by some. Please consider the issues here. Engage indigenous artists or seek their permission for your occasion and context.)
- Reading the text of the Bible passage with drama being presented alongside.
- Use of drama in its variety of forms.
What are some of the other ways you tried, seen, or heard about?