March 8, 2014

From PowerPoint to Story

Storytelling. This theme will return again and again if you are hearing anything master teachers are saying about how people learn. The most pervasive, memorable teaching tool other than personal experience is through story. In fact, entire corporations are moving away from PowerPoint presentations and bullet-listed charts and graphics to telling stories in their boardrooms.

Why? Because people don’t change because of facts. They are transformed through experience, and storytellers usher you into the realm of thinking and feeling that is beyond becoming convinced something is true; they are convicted to live by it.

Look at this week’s lesson and see how Paul and Barnabas turned this heated meeting around with stories from the front lines (Acts 15:12).