A New Vision, A New Voice ~ The North Texas Conference
Telling Your Story, Sharing Your Faith – Connect 360° Workshop: October 11, 2017
Telling Your Story, Sharing Your Faith
This workshop was held on Oct. 11, 2017. Mary Brooke Casad shared how to take your everyday experiences of God and translate them into a written devotional that will encourage and inspire others. Participants received an overview of devotion writing styles for books, blogs, etc. used by Christians for daily prayer and meditation.
Missed the workshop? You can watch the presentation videos below.
Telling Your Story, Sharing Your Faith Presentation
How to Write for The Upper Room
About the Workshop
Presented by Mary Brooke Casad
Wednesday, October 11, 2017
9:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m.
This workshop is designed to take your everyday experiences of God and translate them into a written devotional that will encourage and inspire others. Our time together will include an overview of devotion writing styles for books, blogs, etc. used by Christians for daily prayer and meditation. Participants will write a short devotion and partner with others to critique and perfect it.
What will people take away from this workshop?
The goal is to complete at least one written devotional ready for publication! This workshop also seeks to provide a basic foundation for devotional writing that participants can practice daily.
Who should attend this workshop?
Anyone who has a story to tell and wants to learn how to share their faith with others in written form.
What should attendees bring?
Bring a laptop, a notebook and pen … whatever writing tool you are most comfortable with. Also, bring a Bible!
How should attendees prepare?
Create an outline of a faith story you would like to share. This will be the basis of the devotion you will write at the workshop.
About the presenter
Mary Brooke Casad is the co-author of a discipleship study series, “The Basics,” published by Abingdon Press, 2016. The series includes three books Citizens of Hope, The Road to Amazing, and Get in the Game, written with her brother, Dr. Clayton Oliphint, pastor of FUMC, Richardson. She has also written nine children’s books in the Bluebonnet Armadillo Adventure series, and is a teaching artist with Young Audiences of Northeast Texas.
Casad is a lifelong United Methodist, having served the UMC in both professional and volunteer capacities. She was NTC Director of Connectional Ministries (1997-2007) and Executive Secretary of the UMC Connectional Table (2007-2012). She currently serves as a board member for the Foundation for Evangelism, Texas Methodist Foundation, Project Transformation National and TAMU-Commerce Wesleyan.