The Association of Interim Ministers (AIM, formerly ATiiM) has moved its 29th Annual Conference from Starved Rock Lodge and Conference Center to a Virtual Event via Zoom!

As people of faith, we know how stories carry the meaning of life, the power of what is true for us. We hear and tell ancient stories of scripture and bear witness to each other about how we experience God.

Where is the power of story in your ministry? How can stories change perspectives, draw us together, reduce conflict, and help us care about one another?

Learn more:

  • Sermons that connect
  • Small groups that engage
  • Fellowship that is meaningful
  • Evangelism that is magnetic

In our shared journey, it is our shared stories which bind us together. This event is intended to enrich the lives of all clergy, as well as lay leaders and anyone who wants to tell better stories.

“Rebecca Anderson led a fantastic 3-day storytelling workshop for our congregation which culminated in a storytelling event with 7 first-time storytellers and over 60 in attendance…. Her clear passion for the value of storytelling is itself inspiring, as is her ability to encourage apprehensive storytellers while simultaneously offering critical feedback gently. A master storyteller herself, her passion for drawing out the transforming stories within us is evident in all she does.”

— Rev. Michael Karunas, Central Christian Church, Decatur IL

Rev. Rebecca Anderson comes to storytelling via stand-up comedy, playwright, and preaching. She’s been on Snap Judgment (radio), The Broad Experience (podcast), and a Risk! live event. In Chicago, Rebecca has worked with companies and events like 2nd Story, The Moth, This Much is True, the Truth or Lie series, and Do Not Submit. An ordained minister in the Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Rebecca co-pastors Gilead Church Chicago and has led workshops at the General Assembly (CCDOC) and General Synod (UCC).

 

Session topics will include –

  • Why stories? Why in the Church?
  • The Craft of Storytelling
  • Story Theology
  • Helping others tell their Stories
  • Storytelling for Faith Communities

Conference Schedule Wednesday, October 7th

  • 9:30 AM —  11:45 AM Sessions 1 & 2 with 15 minute break
  • LUNCH BREAK
  • 1:00 PM —  3:00 PM Sessions 3 & 4 with 15 minute break
  • 3:00 PM —  4:00 PM AIM Annual Meeting

Can’t attend at these times? Each Registration includes a link for viewing after the event.

 

Presented by the Association of Interim Ministers (AIM)