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The Power of Story…

Bre Hallberg
Bre Hallberg Monday May 24, 2010
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The power of story can literally transform people’s lives.

Here a few thoughts from Kelly Dolan, on the power of story…

I’ve said it before, but I never seem to get tired of hearing about the power of story. This morning I attended Mark Matlock’s Real World Parents workshop. Although I know Mark and was already familiar with the content, hearing him talk about the role story plays in the lives of children and students was fascinating. The story students tell themselves, the story they’re told by others, how they discover and find themselves in God’s story … Mark explored how all of it plays a direct role in the development of a student’s life.

Donald Miller also talked about the role story plays in leadership. He kept referring to leaders as “story directors”, emphasizing the importance of story directors giving a clear, compelling goal to those they lead, so that a great story will be told through their efforts.
I loved this idea of leadership as storytelling, and it made me think of how it often goes both ways.

Great leaders give their followers compelling stories, and those who tell compelling stories usually find themselves with a group of followers, intended or not.

What’s your story? Share your story at www.everybodyhasastory.org.

Bre Hallberg has been in ministry for 15 years. She began her career by helping start a church plant in Orlando, Florida, and has been on staff at Orange for almost eight years. She’s works primarily with Orange’s leadership resources and helping churches implement the Orange strategy. She still lives in sunny Florida with her husband, two kids, and giant great dane, named Hazel.