Wed, Feb 07|
Real People, Real Faith: Preaching Biblical Characters
Led by Cindy Halvorson, LeaderWise
Time & Location
Feb 07, 2024, 10:00 AM
About the event
Scripture is filled with people and their stories. And yet, often when we preach, we examine the text, looking for a concept or lesson to apply to the lives of our listeners. While this can be a meaningful way to interact with scripture, could there be another style that might enliven the passage and bridge the divide from the First Century hearer to today’s listener? Together, in this workshop, we will experience an alternative method of encountering stories in scripture. By following a variation of Midrashic interpreting style, we will look at Biblical narrative allowing the characters to be multi-dimensional people with concerns, fears, and emotional needs. The workshop will focus on stories in the Gospels and include content, imagination, and interaction.
Cindy Halvorson is a gifted speaker, workshop facilitator, retreat leader, clergy coach, and leadership coach with a lifetime of experience in all-things-church and leadership development. She has been an Associate Pastor on large church staffs, as well as a solo pastor of a small church. You may know her from her facilitation of LeaderWise workshops for the Synod.