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Written by Friday, March 15 2013

The Catechism of the New Apostolic Church International

Storytelling Tips

Written by Thursday, January 24 2013

What makes a good story?
Deciding what story you want to tell is the first step of the storytelling process.

Get the basics
First things first: your story needs to include the basics. That's who, what, where, when, why and how. It needs to be true, and it needs to be fair.

Pinpoint the significance
Why should your audience care about your story? It's your job as a storyteller to explain why anyone should.

Talk like a human being
Your story should be told in words we all use and understand. If you were going to call your best friend and tell them the story, what would you start with? And how would you describe it? That's probably the best part, and the simplest way to get it across. Start there, and see where it takes you.

Make it flow
A story needs pace. You want your audience to need to know what happens next. Build pace with narrative, quotes, natural sound, or, if you're working with video, creative shot editing.

Get at the emotion
It feels real. Emotion is a powerful connector, and can go a long way toward helping us understand one another. Think about how you can use images, sound and words to express the emotional range of a story and its characters.

Make a plan
Map it out. If you're planning to edit a video, put together a photo gallery, or write a text story, it usually helps to put together a plan of action. What are the crucial details? What's the most important part? How are the pieces connected? Draft an outline or sketch a storyboard before you get started with the hard work of writing and editing. You'll be glad you did.

 

 

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Our International History

Written by Friday, June 24 2011

In the early 1800s, individual theologians and believing Christians in England and Scotland began praying for a renewed outpouring of the Holy Spirit and for His activity to be as it was in the time of the early Church.  In response to their fervent prayers, God, through prophesy, revealed the calling of the first apostles since the death of Apostle John.  Continuing in the work of their predecessors, this new group of apostles began to teach and baptize (Matthew 28: 16-20), forgive sins in Christ's name (John 20:23), and dispense the Holy Spirit (Acts 8: 14-17).  In 1863 some of the newly called apostles settled in Germany and began the church that would become known as the New Apostolic Church.

 

In the century and a half since its beginning, the New Apostolic Church has spread throughout Europe, North America (see "Our Story in the USA"), South America, Africa, Asia and Australia to reach a membership of nearly 11 million people.  While each congregation worldwide expresses their love for God in their own cultural context, they remain united in doctrine and possess the same Mission and Vision.  Please visit www.nak.org for more detailed information.

 

 

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Our Story in the USA

Written by Friday, June 24 2011

The New Apostolic Church USA has been welcoming people through its doors for over 140 years.  Beginning in Chicago, Manhattan and Buffalo, the first congregations began and were nurtured both by evangelizing ministers and immigrant members from Europe (see Our International History) as well as by the local people who embraced their message and the gifts of the Holy Spirit.  On the heels of these first three openings, other congregations were established from the East Coast, through the Great Lakes, and all the way to the West Coast.  In the generations to follow, the first congregations have grown and branched out to comprise over 250 locations nationwide.  Today the New Apostolic Church continues to welcome people from all walks of life who are looking for a vibrant, purposeful life in Christ.

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