The Christian Story and Our Stories: Narrative Pedagogy in Congregational Life

From: Volume 10, Issue 2: Fall 2013, Transformational Teaching and Learning Pages 432-443


Story has been shown in Christian education scholarship to be an effective pedagogical tool. However, story has become even more vital to Christian education in the postmodern world. This article explores how narrative pedagogy, a pedagogical approach that seeks to transform personal narratives with the narrative of the Christian faith, can prove to be an effective pedagogical approach that forms identities, strengthens communities, and transforms congregations. The article will also examine practical ways teachers can use narrative pedagogy in the church’s educational ministries and encourage scholars and practitioners to explore the possibilities of narrative pedagogy in Christian education.

Key Words: narrative pedagogy, postmodernism, Christian education, story, congregational studies



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