merge, storytelling & collaboration

“once you live a good story, you get a taste for a kind of meaning in life, and you can’t go back to being normal; you can’t go back to meaningless scenes stitched together by the forgettable thread of wasted time.”

i love this quote from donald miller in his book a million miles in a thousand years. i resonate with the idea of living a better story of my life, and helping children understand their place in god’s story.

earlier this year, in children’s ministry magazine, i wrote some new ideas for helping children fully engage in the biblical story. we received amazing feedback from that article, and started wondering if there were more children’s leaders who were interested in this idea of chronological bible storytelling for children and in helping children use their lives to tell great stories.

and so, the merge 2 day leaders collaborative was created! on june 27-29, we’ll gather together at cornerstone university in grand rapids, michigan to experience, dream, and together create new storytelling resources for children’s ministry. this event provides space for children’s leaders to experience creative storying, while processing and collaborating together to create storying ideas just right for the children in their contexts!

there is limited space in the collaborative, and only a few spots remain. if you are interested in learning more: email me | tweet me @adolan | leave a comment on the blog, and we can chat about the details.

i’m really looking forward to this event, and have a sense that god will do a mighty, and creative work amongst us. hope you can join us!


3 responses to this post.

  1. This is exciting, Amy! I hope you have a super successful event at the end of the month. I love keeping up on what’s new at Lemon Lime Kids!


  2. Hey Amy –

    My name is Jen and I am children’s pastor in Columbus, Ohio. I have been reading you blog since Orange and have loved it.

    I am interested in attending “Merge2Day” if there is still space available, and would love to talk to you more about it.

    Thanks for sharing your thoughts for folks like me to read.


  3. […] the lesson from church to home, we wait for parents to push the lesson from home to church. at merge, we talked about this approach, and how we could create resources for parents to engage their […]


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