Story Workshop

The Story Workshop

Will you learn to tell your story in bold, beautiful, and life changing ways?

The Allender Center’s core belief is that we are best known—and our stories best seen—in the company of others. The Story Workshop is a profound event that invites you deeply into the themes of your life, offering encouragement and wisdom as you seek to understand, write, tell, and live your story in deeper and more transformative ways.

Through a 3 to 4-day format including teaching sessions with Dr. Dan Allender and powerful small group sessions led by our skilled Facilitators, the Story Workshop will call you to a deeper understanding of how your life experiences have shaped you, and to understand the story God is writing in and through your life. It will also offer a caring space for you to explore the difficult places where you have felt God’s absence or silence in your life.

“Life Changing! This workshop took me to places emotionally and spiritually that [other conferences I’ve attended] never even approached. I have a renewed desire to follow the dreams I have had since childhood but had shut down over years of lies.” — Story Workshop participant

Prior to attending, you will be asked to write about an aspect of your own story to invite you explore deeper categories. Sharing these stories in a safe, kind space held by a facilitator is part of what takes this work from the head to the heart. All aspects of the workshop are designed to offer safety, encouragement, and highly professional care.

“[The small group time] was one of the most powerful experiences I have ever had, and this is saying a lot because I have experienced many different small groups! I was blown away by my facilitator as well, especially how emotionally engaged she was with every person’s story in the group.” — Story Workshop participant

“Our own life is the thing that most influences and shapes our outlook, our tendencies, our choices and our decisions. It is the force that orients us toward the future, and yet we don’t give it a second thought, much less a careful examination. It’s time to listen to our own story.” – Dr. Dan Allender, To Be Told

Workshop Details & Application Process

*In response to COVID-19: Story Workshop Chicago on April 24-26, 2020 has been cancelled. We have been actively working to discern next steps and wise directions for our programs and offerings. From the beginning, our care for our learning community has been of the utmost importance to us. We made this decision in response to guidance from public health officials, in the interest of protecting high-risk populations, and in an effort to support prevention of this virus. We encourage you to reach out to for questions.