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Bio: Mickie O’Donnell has been in educational ministry for 40 years, teaching and pastoring in the US, Scotland and India. She has a Masters in Religious Education and Philosophy. Mickie is the co-author of “Workshop Wonders” (NeXGen); contributed a chapter on Play Therapy in the book “Healing the Children of War”, (Marc Publishing); was contributing author for Cokesbury’s PowerXpress Director’s Manual and was contributing author and editor of Children’s Ministries of America’s Best Practices Manual on multidimensional/rotational learning. Besides currently serving at Noroton Presbyterian Church in Darien, CT, Mickie is partnering with www.bibletelling.org, helping others learn to tell and retell the stories of the Bible. She writes curriculum for this new Bibletelling methodology which can be found at www.npckids.com
Session: How Will They Really Know the Word?
Description: Did you know that research has shown us that telling a story 5 times to someone else makes the content of that story more concrete in the “teller’s” life than simply hearing someone else talk about a topic? Why is it that teens don’t know God’s Word? Because they only keep hearing someone else talk about it and frankly, they don’t care. This workshop will help you learn how to be a more effective “Bibleteller” and in turn get your kids to be “tellers” of God’s Word. By telling and re-telling there is better theological life changing results. Have you heard of what’s happening at Angola Prison? Learn about the power of Oral Tradition.