Scripture by heart in Australia
In the beginning was the word ... pass it on!
This is the theme of the 2013 National Gathering of the Network of Biblical Storytellers. The event will be held in Brisbane, July 5-7. The keynote speaker is Megan McKenna. In addition to storytelling and keynotes she will be making a public address entitled ‘Like a Hammer Shattering Rock.’ The Gathering will include an Epic Telling of The Gospel of John, Chapters 1 and 12-17. For more information visit http://ausbiblicalstorytellers.blogspot.com.au/
The Good Shepherd
Sarah Agnew--from Brisbane, Queensland, Australia--told Jesus’ words from John 10 about the good shepherd during the opening worship of the 2012 National Assembly of the Uniting Church in Australia.
For Sarah’s introduction to biblical storytelling, links to the biblical storytelling network in Australia and more videos, visit the Biblical Storytelling section of her blog at http://sarahtellsstories.blogspot.com/p/biblical-storytelling.html
The work of learning and telling scripture by heart in Australia is sponsored by NBS (Network of Biblical Storytellers) Australia.
NBS Australia was founded in 1990 by Rev. Rex Hunt, a minister of the Uniting Church in Australia on a visit to Dayton, Ohio, after meeting with NBS International co-founder, Rev. Dr Tom Boomershine. In 1992, during a visit to Australia by Tom Boomershine, NBS (Australia) was officially launched.
Philip Liebelt (above), National Co-ordinator from August 1996 through 2008. Philip is telling the beginning of 1 Kings 19:1--running away and hiding from Jezebel and Ahab at the 2007 Gathering epic telling.
Volunteers at the 2007 Gathering in Margate, near Brisbane, ready to welcome attendees as they arrive.
GoTell in Australia
In June 2006 Tom and Amelia spent three weeks in Brisbane, Melbourne, Canberra and Sidney teaching, preaching, and telling with an emphasis on communicating biblical stories with audio/visual media. Their visit was hosted by NBS Australia and culminated with participation in the Festival Gathering outside Sidney.