Telling Stories That Matter

Where do great stories come from? We are surrounded by moving stories that go unheard. Stories of truth, connection, loss, and faith. The most meaningful stories are often right in front of us waiting to be revealed. In this four-week module, you will engage in an interactive and hands-on journey where you will sharpen skills, gain insights, and build community. Together, we will discover the possibilities of the stories hidden all around us and highlight the key elements in crafting stories that matter.

“Telling Stories that Matter” is a step-by-step guided exploration of creating resonating story narratives from nothing. This is an interactive and hands-on journey where you will sharpen skills, gain insights, and build community. While most of the course can be completed on your own time, there will be opportunities to connect with others and build skills for storytelling in any environment. On February 12, there will be a Virtual Live Session from 4-6 P.M. EST.

How it Works

When: Jan. 15 - Feb. 12, 2024

Duration: 4 Weeks

Price: 1,299

Credit: 2 CEUs

What You'll Learn

  • To identify the key elements of effective storytelling structure
  • To investigate and scaffold this structure using everyday objects
  • To curate and hone a story into its key events
  • To embody the new story to an audience

Who Should Enroll

Seminarians, Pastors, Lay Leaders, Anyone Interested in Storytelling


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Michael D. Morgan

Michael Dean Morgan is an American stage actor and director originally from Waukesha, WI who has gone on to perform as Actor, Singer, and Puppeteer all over the country. Michael received his MFA in Acting at the Claire Trevor School of the Arts at the University of California at Irvine. He is a certified Knight-Thompson Speechwork instructor who was mentored by Dudley Knight and Phil Thompson.

Michael is currently a Professor at The University of Miami Department of Theatre Arts BFA musical theatre program and has previously been a professor and researcher at both Rowan University’s Department of Theatre and Dance and at the Princeton Theological Seminary. He is a regular guest artist and lecturer in Acting, Voice, Speech, Dialects, comedic styles, and on-camera.

Price: $1,299.00