greatest STORY ever told…


What can you tell someone to impact their life? Information? History? Details?

To make the most compelling impact, you need to tell your STORY. Yes, your story will contain information, history and details…but your story also holds your heart. It is unique, untold. Within your STORY lives a lesson for each of us. Will you tell it?

Last year, I had the great privilege of attending STORY, a new experience in conferences straight from the imagination of Ben Arment, creator of the  Catalyst conference. Creative elements and great stories collided yielding an impact on my heart that my story is important, and so is yours! If you couldn’t make STORY last year, good news! STORY is back – but don’t wait too long to register, it’s limited to 500 attendees and half the tickets are already gone! Check out the information below. Hope I see you there!

Sept 23-24
Chicago, IL

STORY is a conference for the creative class in ministry on September 23-24, 2010 at Park Community Church in downtown Chicago. The purpose is to fuel the church’s artists, writers and producers in communicating the greatest story ever told. You’ll hear from some of the best creative practitioners in both ministry and the marketplace, from filmmakers and authors to actors and musicians. Presenters include:

# Dan Allender – best-selling author, professor at Mars Hill Graduate School
# Charlie Todd – creator of Improv Everywhere in New York City
# Princess Zulu – AIDS victim from infancy, advocate for the oppressed
# Jason Fried – founder of 37Signals, creator of Basecamp, author of Rework
# John Sowers – president of Donald Miller’s The Mentoring Project
# Shauna Niequist – former creative director at Mars Hill, author of Bittersweet
# David Hodges – formerly of the band Evanescence, award-winning songwriter
# Leonard Sweet – futurist, author of 40 books, professor at Drew University
# David McFadzean – creator of Home Improvement, producer of Roseanne
# Richard Walter – accomplished screenwriter and professor of film at UCLA
# Sean Gladding – member of Communality, a new monastic community
# Andrew Klavan – author of True Crime (Clint Eastwood) and numerous novels
# Gary Dorsey – founder of Pixel Peach Studio in Austin, TX
# Music by Vicky Beeching, Kari Jobe and Carlos Whittaker

Seating is limited to just 500 attendees, and the event is scheduled on a Thursday and Friday so you can enjoy the weekend in the city. Following its inaugural event in 2009, STORY is now a two-day, main-stage event with no breakouts or workshops; just an intimate audience with the top creative minds. You’ll be able to ask questions during the event and continue the conversation after it’s over. Visit


One thought on “greatest STORY ever told…

  1. Mary Beth, Thank you for allowing God to use you in His story! Your gifts are an encouragement to many and I am grateful for your friendship. This conference sounds amazing, I would love to attend sometime- please keep us updated. May we continue to bring Him glory-
    Only By His Grace- Kelly McManus

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