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Story and Transformative Change

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Story and Transformative Change

A Journey Live teaching of the Missional Wisdom Foundation


Coming Soon to Atlanta

(Friday 9am-4pm; Saturday 9am-3pm)

$125 (includes lunch both days) $89 for Seminary Students

1.5 CEU credits available

Neighborhood Church

1561 McLendon Ave NE

Atlanta, GA 30307


There can be little doubt that we are living in a period of radical change. Our churches, our country – even our communities and friendships – are all shifting and flowing in ways that render our old ways of knowing useless. How can we help to guide the changes in the directions God is calling us?


In our two day journey with story, together we will: 

  • Explore story as a tool in shaping transformative change

  • Examine the lessons of pilgrimage and Hero’s Journey model as trellises for holding story

  • Engage with the deeper power of story through spiritual reflection and improv exercises

  • Practice framing stories as a means to capture the fruit of new ideas


About the facilitators:

  • Dr. Larry Duggins is co-founder and Executive Director of the MWF.  He has led almost 200 people on pilgrimage over the past ten years.

  • Wendi Bernau is a spiritual director, Enneagram coach, and contemplative artist. She is in the final semester of Doctor of Ministry studies at Wesley Theological Seminary.

  • Rev. Stephanie Evelyn “Evey” McKellar is a writer, improviser, Reverend, and an Ordained Deacon in the United Methodist Church. Evey writes and creates content, pastors as a Community Cultivator at the Mix Coworking Space, teaches about the role of story in community in the Launch and Lead Academy, guides pilgrimages, and facilitates workshops. An Improv Theologian, Evey is translating the tools of improv comedy into the context of the emerging and evolving Church. 

The MWF is a non-profit organization formed in 2010 that experiments with and teaches about alternative forms of Christian community. Through our educational programs, we provide a variety of practical tools to encourage self-awareness, contextual awareness, observation and assessment of the stories of a context, leadership development, developing a missional posture, coaching as a leadership posture, culture transformation, and spiritual direction. We show up, pay attention, cooperate with God and release the outcome with the understanding that we cannot know and understand every context for our students and partners, but we can provide guidance and encouragement on finding ways forward.