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Echo the Story 36

What is Echo the Story 36 like?

Browse individual samples below or download a free complete session.

Echo the Story 36

Browse Echo the Story 36 samples

Click on a category (to the left) to see samples of the complete Echo the Story 36 experience.

Echo the Story complete sessions

Free complete session

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Clicking this button downloads a large (zipped) file with materials for a single session, including Leader Guide pages, Sketch Journal pages, and a video.

Scope and Sequence

Get an overview of session titles and Bible references for each unit.

Echo the Story 36 Scope and Sequence

Scope and Sequence

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Leader Guide

Everything you need to facilitate, including activity instructions,
readings, and discussion questions.

Leader Guide

Leader Guide

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Sketch Journal

Creativity abounds with space for sketching, writing, reflecting, and exploring ideas.

Sketch Journal

Sketch Journal

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Video

Start each session with a fast-paced review of previous sessions’ stories.

Echo Video

Echo the Story Video Sample

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What happens during an Echo the Story 36 session?

Each session has six parts. Participants will Rewind the story so far, Prepare for and Imagine the story, Capture what they notice, Remix the story, and Connect the story to their lives.

What is "Bible storying"?

It’s the learning method at the core of the Echo the Story 36 curriculum. Bible storying is a sequential telling of Bible stories, followed by creative reflection and in-depth dialogue.

What’s with all the sketching?

Being creative and imaginative is a key part of the Echo the Story 36 curriculum. Sketching helps youth capture their thoughts and ideas on each story—connecting the biblical narrative to their personal story. Sketching increases understanding and encourages sharing with peers.

Can I facilitate Echo the Story 36?

The published curriculum makes it possible for almost anyone to participate in the art of Bible storytelling and facilitate an Echo the Story 36 session. For those looking for additional background, founder Michael Novelli facilitates Bible storytelling workshops.

How does Echo the Story 36 help leaders prepare?

The Leader Videos and Leader Guide include everything you’ll need to feel confident and prepared to facilitate a session. Materials include a brief introduction, tips to lead effectively, session overviews, scripts to introduce videos and activities, paraphrased biblical narratives, and questions to inspire dialogue.

What do I need to buy to use Echo the Story 36?

Echo the Story 36 was designed to create a complete youth ministry experience with a DVD, Leader Guide for each leader, and a Sketch Journal for each participant.

To learn more about Bible storying, view a sample of
Echo creator Michael Novelli's book Shaped by the Story.

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