a little imagination

Without personality, the character may do funny or interesting things, but unless people are able to identify themselves with the character, its actions will seem unreal. And without personality, a story cannot ring true to the audience."

– Walt Disney

A bit of our story.....

We can all recall being small people and finding ourselves captured by our imaginations . For me this experience came in vivid stories and films my father shared with me as a child. Yet when I look back to my church experience, the Biblical narrative seemed void of imagination and the characters were so distant that they had no real place in my mind.

In 2007 I found myself in the basement of a church working with a few volunteers to create Sunday School programing. I recalled my own childhood, remembering the felt board Jesus, and movie nights, which included tribulation films or topics like, "The evils of Rock and Roll."  In reflection, I asked myself, "Why does the Church miss the opportunity to capture the imaginations of our youngest members during the time when their development is MOST vivid?"

Here is where StoryMakers comes in.....

Over the last 7 years, we have created content to bridge the gap between the stories of the Bible and a child's greatest gift: their imagination. Our intent is to share stories of the Bible so that hearers can imagine the characters to be true. Taking a cue from Disney, we recognize that the plausibility of a story comes directly from the children's ability to imagine the story for themselves.

With more to come........ 

Mel