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Biblical Storytelling for your church in 2009
My name is Robert Turnbull and I'm from a Biblical Storytelling theatre company called The Backyard Bard. Biblical Storytelling is where you take a section in the Bible, use it script and perform it word-for-word as a story. You can find information about us from our brochure: www.thebackyardbard.com/TheBackyardBard-Brochure.pdf
You can also read recommendations about us on our website, include from Mike Raiter, Matt Jacoby (Sons of Korah), Nicky Chiswell, Andrew Reid and many more.
We have a many things which we can offer your church.
Jesus: According to Luke
This year, I have been performing "Jesus: According to Luke" in churches, schools and universities in Melbourne, Geelong and Sydney. The performance brings together stories word-for-word from Luke's Gospel, from the road to Bethlehem to the road to Emmaus. Churches have used it in place of Sunday church meetings or a special event during the week. A write up about one of those performances is on the SydneyAnglicans.net website where a church member found it "the easiest invitation to a church event they’d ever extended."
Here are other comments that we've received about the show (amongst 100+ others viewable on our website)
- "Enthralling..." - Tivoli
- "Wow! The Bible comes alive..." - Jemimah
- "Brilliant & moving! ..." - David
- "Spectacular! Adored it! ..." - Karia
- "...Your narration brought me again close to Jesus in a very special way..." - Esther
- "... I will eagerly read Luke ASAP" - Anonymous
We provide promotional material to help your church make the most of the event.
The storytelling is available in it's entirety (two 45 minute intervals) or as shorter sections.
Find out more by downloading our Hosting Invitation Letter: www.thebackyardbard.com/Luke/downloads/Luke-HostingInvitationLetter.pdf
Please contact me right away to find out more.
The Book of Revelation
One of the exiting new projects is a storytelling performance of the entire Book of Revelation which will be part of the Melbourne Fringe Festival. Storytelling is an ideal medium to communicate this riveting book, which was originally intended to be read aloud. Its grand themes
will be unmistakable as the graphic visions of the book unfold. Not only will the audience have entered into a great understanding of Revelation, they will come away with a far deeper and larger understanding of God.
Like Luke, this comes in 90minutes (two 45 minute intervals) and would be fantastic as a church service or a special event.
Please download our Hosting Invitation Letter to find out more: www.thebackyardbard.com/revelation/downloads/Revelation-HostingInvitationLetter.pdf
Biblical Storytellings for Bible Readings
A powerful yet simple way to use Biblical Storytelling is to have a storytelling in the usual spot for the Bible reading at church or conferences. This means that the congregation have already engaged thoroughly with the scripture text even before the preacher stands up and greatly deepens the impact of the sermon. Andrew Reid has described it as "bliss for the preacher".
As you would expect, Biblical Storytelling is in its element for narrative passages but we've told many passages from many genres and have always found it extremely helpful for the hearers.
Please contact me right away to express interest or to ask questions.
Other Storytelling Presentations
We have a number of shorter storytelling presentations on offer as well, including:
Please download a catalogue to find out more about these:
Thanks for reading and I hope that we will be able to partner together in ministry somehow.
Posted by Robert Turnbull on Tuesday 12:48 am, July 28 2009 - Permalink
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- Pentecost + Crash Course + Qld Trip + More Philippians - Robert Turnbull - Wednesday 2:46 pm, June 8 2011
- Easter Performances + Free Storytellings + Sydney Trips - Robert Turnbull - Thursday 8:24 pm, April 21 2011
- Philippians performance - Simon Camilleri - Monday 3:16 pm, February 28 2011
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- The Gospel of John + 2 Timothy + Sydney, Sunday July 11th - Robert Turnbull - Saturday 3:10 am, July 3 2010
- Easter according to John - Robert Turnbull - Sunday 12:32 pm, February 28 2010
- God's Word out LOUD Workshop + More Revelation Shows + Sydney Dates - Robert Turnbull - Thursday 12:27 am, January 28 2010
- THE CHRISTMAS STORYTELLING PROJECT - Simon Camilleri - Tuesday 4:24 am, November 3 2009
- THE CHRISTMAS STORYTELLING PROJECT - Simon Camilleri - Tuesday 4:23 am, November 3 2009
- 'Revelation' Opening Night This Saturday - Robert Turnbull - Monday 2:02 am, September 21 2009
- 'The Book of Revelation' is coming - Robert Turnbull - Wednesday 11:44 pm, August 26 2009
- Biblical Storytelling for your church in 2009 - Robert Turnbull - Tuesday 12:48 am, July 28 2009
- Biblical Storytelling for Sydney Churches - Robert Turnbull - Friday 4:30 pm, July 24 2009
- Revelation + Upcoming Workshops + Sydney Booking Dates - Robert Turnbull - Thursday 5:20 pm, July 9 2009
- 'Never waste a crisis' MEGA SALE! - Robert Turnbull - Wednesday 12:08 am, June 10 2009
- Pentecost coming up + Sydney on Mothers' Day + Luke Comments - Robert Turnbull - Wednesday 1:36 am, April 29 2009
- Change of times for Easter performances - Robert Turnbull - Sunday 1:35 pm, March 29 2009
- Easter performances of 'Luke' - Robert Turnbull - Friday 10:28 pm, March 20 2009
- Barbecue Reminder and Luke Bookings - Robert Turnbull - Friday 2:03 am, February 27 2009
- Jesus: According to Luke + The Backyard Barbecue - Robert Turnbull - Friday 3:40 am, January 16 2009
- Christmas - Rediscover the original story - Robert Turnbull - Wednesday 9:34 am, November 19 2008
- Final Week of Victorian Shows + Sydney Workshops + Website down - Robert Turnbull - Tuesday 2:00 am, October 21 2008
- 'The Adventures of Elisha' underway! - Robert Turnbull - Tuesday 8:00 am, October 7 2008
- Less than 2 weeks to 'Elisha' + Sydney Crash Course - Robert Turnbull - Friday 7:00 am, September 19 2008
- Touring Art Gallery + Elijah & Esther DVDs + Campfire - Robert Turnbull - Thursday 9:53 pm, August 28 2008
- The Adventures of Elisha (2008 Production) - Robert Turnbull - Thursday 4:43 am, July 31 2008
- Crash Course + Elijah Promotion + Benefactor Email List - Robert Turnbull - Monday 6:47 am, July 14 2008
- Elijah One Night Only + Crash Courses + Storytelling Presentations + Campfire - Robert Turnbull - Monday 6:54 pm, June 2 2008
- All New 'Campfire' + Pentecost + Crash Courses - Robert Turnbull - Monday 11:44 am, April 28 2008
- Pentecost + Special Easter Campfire Night - Robert Turnbull - Thursday 1:39 am, April 3 2008
- Easter storytellings every day! - Robert Turnbull - Wednesday 12:57 pm, March 19 2008
- Promotional Material for Easter Storytellings - Robert Turnbull - Tuesday 7:31 pm, February 26 2008
- Easter According to Matthew + Campfire - Robert Turnbull - Friday 1:05 am, February 15 2008
- Launch - Brochure, Campfire and Easter - Robert Turnbull - Friday 11:40 pm, January 25 2008
- Christmas Card Audio CD + Full-time worker 2008 + Campfire launch 2008 - Robert Turnbull - Wednesday 12:45 am, December 19 2007
- Campfire cancelled + Christmas Storytelling coming - Robert Turnbull - Monday 7:07 pm, December 3 2007
- Only 3 more ELIJAH shows in Melbourne + Elijah Audio CD - Robert Turnbull - Saturday 10:41 am, October 27 2007
- Incorrect time for Elijah show + Campfire + Christmas - Robert Turnbull - Saturday 10:17 am, October 20 2007
- Comments for ELIJAH - Only 6 more Melbourne Shows! - Robert Turnbull - Saturday 4:33 pm, October 13 2007
- Elijah shows are all finalised - Opening Night Tonight - Robert Turnbull - Sunday 3:29 pm, September 30 2007
- Campfire this Friday + Elijah Promo Videos - Robert Turnbull - Tuesday 12:37 pm, September 4 2007
- Elijah Bookings + Elijah Help + September Campfire - Robert Turnbull - Monday 1:53 am, August 20 2007
- First Ever 'Campfire' is starting on July 6 - Robert Turnbull - Monday 2:15 am, June 25 2007
- More Easter Shows and Different Time for Good Friday storytelling - Robert Turnbull - Thursday 11:43 am, April 5 2007
- Easter According to John Premiered Yesterday (Twice!) - Robert Turnbull - Friday 7:06 am, March 30 2007
- Parallel Easter Storytellings & The Importance of Being Earnest! - Robert Turnbull - Friday 2:59 pm, March 9 2007
- Easter according to John - Robert Turnbull - Monday 6:35 pm, February 26 2007
- New Website (Crash Course less than a week away) - Robert Turnbull - Sunday 4:55 pm, January 21 2007
- One Day Crash Course is only a few weeks away - Robert Turnbull - Thursday 10:08 pm, January 4 2007
- Christmas Storytelling - Robert Turnbull - Thursday 10:31 am, December 14 2006
- Esther - A Biblical Storytelling - Daniel Farrugia - Friday 11:30 am, September 8 2006
- Esther Auditions!!! - Daniel Farrugia - Tuesday 6:03 pm, June 13 2006
- LAUNCH 2006 Reminder - Simon Camilleri - Tuesday 2:07 pm, March 21 2006
- The Backyard Bard LAUNCH 2006 - Simon Camilleri - Wednesday 10:41 am, March 15 2006