Public Narrative as Proclamation
July 16-20, 2012
Monday – Friday from 8-11:30
The Right Rev. Marc Andrus, Bishop of California
Please register early as space for this course is extremely limited.
The Episcopal Church has needed a way to tell its story, its myriad beautiful stories of faith and service to the world for a very long time now. “Evangelism” has been a scary word for us, because it has been so closely linked to modes of proclamation that don’t seem authentic to our way of being Christian. But, reluctant, inexperienced, or afraid as we might be it is important that we learn how to move beyond barriers and share the faith that is in us. We must share our story of faith if we believe our tradition to be one of reconciliation and love.
The community-organizing tool called Public Narrative is a very powerful way, fit to our contemporary context of speedy communication, to tell a story that leads to action. Developed by Dr. Marshall Ganz of the Kennedy School of Government at Harvard, Public Narrative helps develop compact answers to Rabbi Hillel’s famous questions: “If I am not for myself, who will be for me? And if I am for myself alone, what am I? And if not now, when?” Dr. Ganz characterized the answers to these questions as: The Story of Self; The Story of Us; and The Story of Now.
Join Bishop Marc Andrus on the CDSP campus and learn this remarkable method for enabling people in your ministry context to proclaim their faith to friends, family, community members, and others who are thirsty to learn about our generous way of being Christian.
Register by May 1: $195
Register by July 1: $225
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