The Festival Gathering of Biblical Storytellers is highly regarded for its quality workshops. We hope you will consider sharing your expertise with others at the Festival Gathering.

PROPOSAL DEADLINE: SATURDAY, MARCH 7, 2021

Notification of accepted proposal: March 13, 2021

We welcome workshops that can be used by these target audiences:

  • Pastors, Clergy, Chaplains, Worship and Spiritual Leaders
  • Professors, Christian Educators, Teachers
  • Leaders of Youth and Children Ministries

We especially welcome workshops on a variety of topics, but we particularly appreciate workshops teaching skills in the following: 

  • Performance Skills
  • Storytelling In and Outside Worship
  • Technology in Storytelling
  • Using Video and Graphics
  • Marketing Your Storytelling
  • Creative Arts and Music in Storytelling
  • Storytelling and Scholarly Studies
  • Storylearning Tips & Big Ideas
  • Other topics to enhance the skill level, audience appreciation, and/or practical use of biblical storytelling

Submission Guidelines:

  • Submit a separate application for each proposed workshop topic.
  • Workshop duration: 90 minutes
  • Workshops should be storytelling theater or teaching workshops.
    • Teaching workshops incorporate the following:
      • group discussion
      • demonstration
      • audience participation (written and verbal activity, solo or group)
      • handouts
      • question & answer opportunities
    • Storytelling Theater workshops:
      • Provide attendees the opportunity to see multiple storytellers with different storytelling styles based on a theme or biblical story. We ask that only experienced storytellers are invited to participate in this workshop.
      • Experienced tellers share their story for 20 minutes before an audience of enthusiastic listeners.

IMPORTANT DATES ( if you are selected to serve as a Workshop Leader)

VFG Registration opensMarch 15
1-on-1 Workshop Leader Training (15 minutes)July 14
1-on-1 Workshop Leader Training (15 minutes)July 27
Workshop handouts due to workshop coordinatorJuly 29
Workshops heldAugust 6 – 7

Our workshop leaders are all volunteers and come from a wide range of backgrounds and experience levels. Their presentations are a gift to the attendees and the Network towards the advancement of biblical storytelling. Thank you again for your interest and willingness to share your gifts with us.

Festival Gathering Workshop Leader Application


Thank you again for your interest and willingness to serve as a Workshop Leader and share your gifts with the Festival Gathering attendees.