Epic Telling 2023
The Acts of the Apostles
What will we experience together?
A high point of any Festival of Biblical Telling is the performance of the "Epic Telling.” This is an energizing team-telling that gives us a chance to experience a large portion of scripture together, as told by a variety of tellers. It is such a gripping event that it has come to be known as Epic.
Tellers who have signed up here to learn a small portion of scripture by heart come together to tell their part in sequence, tag-team style.
This year we will team-tell portions of the book of The Acts of the Apostles - and record our tellings from our own locales.
You won’t want to miss this!
How do I take part in the telling?
Check the chart to decide which part you would like to learn and tell by heart.
Tap the button above the chart to fill out and submit your top three choices. We’ll let you know your assigned part within 48 hours.
Learn your part by heart and video-record yourself telling it. Video Guidelines will be available.
The actual performance of the Epic will be a broadcast of our fully edited Epic Telling video. Invite your friends and family!
How do I prepare?
Learn the passage by heart and be ready to tell it on video without prompts or reading the page.
Our practice is to use the NRSV or the Common English Bible, so please make sure to learn from one of those translations.
As a general rule when learning the passage by-heart, aim for about 95% story content accuracy and 75% word accuracy. It’s not a competition to get all the words perfect!
You can find many inspiring examples of scripture telling in the Biblical Storytelling Library.
If you have any questions, feel free to contact Epic Convener Catherine Stuart
2023 Epic Telling
"The Way Home" as told in the Book of Acts
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The Ascension of Jesus
The Coming of the Holy Spirit
Peter Addresses the Crowd
Peter Heals a Crippled Beggar
Ananias and Sapphira
The Arrest of Stephen and The Stoning of Stephen
Philip and the Ethiopian Eunuch
The Conversion of Saul
Continuation of the Conversion
Peter's Report to the Church at Jerusalem
Peter Delivered from Prison
Paul and Barnabas in Lystra and Derbe
Paul and Barnabas Separate
Paul's Vision of the Man of Macedonia & the Conversion of Lydia
Paul and Silas in Prison
Paul in Athens
The Riot in Ephesus
Paul Arrested in the Temple
Paul Appeals to the Emperor
Paul Sails for Rome
The Storm at Sea
Still at Sea and The Shipwreck
Paul on the Island of Malta and at Rome