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100 Creative Techniques for Teaching Bible Stories

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100 Creative Techniques for Teaching Bible Stories

Our faith stories have been passed down from generation to generation, and entrusted to us to share in fresh and interesting ways that make an impression.  You'll find here a wealth of practical possibilities for telling and reviewing these stories to the young and old.

These easy-to-use techniques require very simple materials; for some you need only a Bible and your imagination. Each technique can be used for multiple purposes: to teach a prayer, to tell the story of a saint, or to enjoy a Scripture story in a new way. For each teaching technique there is a list of materials needed, a clear description of the technique, and examples of how to use it.

100 Creative Techniques for Teaching Bible Stories is a treasure chest of fun ideas and activities. It is an ideal resource for catechists and religion teachers as well as for those preparing liturgies, summer programs, and intergenerational activities.


  • Telling the Story through Art
  • Telling the Story through Banners/Textiles
  • Telling the Story through Creative Writing
  • Telling the Story through Dance/Gesture/Movement
  • Telling the Story through Drama
  • Telling the Story through Games
  • Telling the Story through Music
  • Telling the Story through Photography
  • Telling the Story through Puppetry
  • Telling the Story through Storytelling

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Format: Paperback + eResource
Product code: PW1101
Dimensions: 8½" x 11"
Length: 108 pages
The Pastoral Center
Written by Phyllis Vos Wezeman


As a religious educator, PHYLLIS VOS WEZEMAN has served as Director of Christian Nurture at a downtown congregation in South Bend, Indiana; Executive Director of the Parish Resource Center of Michiana; and Program Coordinator for ecumenical as well as interfaith organizations in Indiana and Michigan.

In academics, Phyllis has been Adjunct Faculty in the Education Department at Indiana University South Bend and in the Department of Theology at the University of Notre Dame. She is an "Honorary Professor" of the Saint Petersburg (Russia) State University of Pedagogical Art where she has taught methods courses for extended periods on several occasions. She has also been guest lecturer at the Shanghai Teachers College in China.

As founder of the not-for-profit Malawi Matters, Inc., she develops and directs HIV & AIDS Education programs with thousands of volunteers in 200 villages and more than 1,500 schools in Malawi, Africa including “Creative Methods of HIV & AIDS Education,” “Culture & HIV-AIDS,” and “Equipping Women/ Empowering Girls.”

Author or co-author of over 2,000 articles and books, she has written for over 80 publishers.

Phyllis served as President of Active Learning Associates, Inc.; a consultant or board member to numerous local and national organizations such as the American Bible Society, Church World Service, LOGOS, and the Peace Child Foundation; leader of a six- week youth exchange program to Russia and Ukraine; and Project Director for four Lilley Worship Renewal grants. She is the recipient of three “Distinguished Alumni Awards," the Aggiornamento Award from the Catholic Library Association, and the 2021 Lifetime Achievement Award from the Association of Presbyterian Church Educators (APCE).

Wezeman holds undergraduate degrees in Business, Communications, and General Studies from various institutions and an MS in Education from Indiana University South Bend.

Phyllis and her husband Ken (who met when they were in second and third grade in elementary school) have three children and their spouses, Stephanie (Jeff), David, and Paul (Deha); five grandchildren, Quin, Ayle, Lief, Ashley, and Jacob; and two great-grandsons, Maddox and Troy.

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