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 4-day format including teaching sessions with Dr. Dan Allender, small groups led by our skilled Facilitators, and special one-on-one sessions with your Facilitator, 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. This will be submitted in advance and read by your Small Group Facilitator. Your Facilitator will interact with your paper, asking questions within the text of your story and encouraging you to deeper levels of perspective and insight on what you’ve chosen to write and explore. That story will then be shared in a small group context led by your Facilitator. All aspects of the weekend 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