What are Story Tags? (2 Hour Workshop)
Story tags are label tags you obtain from any office supply store that one may collage their story on, the Gospel message, a Bible story etc. Its small space may not seem overwhelming for those wanting to participate. Also, the tags help facilitate story-telling.
This project is helpful with an individual or within a variety of groups including (but not limited to): leadership teams, bible study groups, and short-term missions teams etc.
Project 1: Gospel Tags
Participants create a collage on each tag with colors that represent the gospel through the wordless book pattern.
One may ask oneself:
- Wen have I been separated from God?
- When have I received God’s grace and forgiveness through believing that He is lord and died for me?
- How do I grow my relationship with God?
Wordless Book Color Pattern:
- tag #1 gold – God’s Holiness and desire to be in relationship with humankind
- tag #2 black – sin that separates one from God
- tag #3 red – Jesus death on the cross for one’s sins
- tag #4 white – being cleansed from sin
- tag #5 green – growing in relationship with God
The medium of collage helps one communicate stories in which they have had no words for. One may use magazine pictures, colored papers, or fabric to represent emotions or events such as joy, hope, pain or loss etc.
After creating the tags, take time to share with a safe person or group. Making art often helps reach straight to one’s soul, and things long hidden may surface and be brought to the light. This is the beginning of healing for many. One may weep and rejoice with other as one’s stories are told. It is healing to be heard and seen by others who show compassion and empathy. Then, take time to pray for one another speaking words of life, praising God for His grace, and bring comfort to the hard parts of one’s story.
Participants are encouraged to date their projects and journal about the process of creating this project and what they discovered.
- 5 paper luggage tags
- magazine pictures cut out
- painted papers or scrap book papers
- glue sticks
All materials are provided by The Creative Call. A materials fee is included in the workshop costs.
The tags below, are Gospel Story Tags – they tell the Good News of Jesus. See a blog post on making tags telling God’s Story from Creation To Eternity HERE.
Our own life is the thing that most influences and shapes our outlook, our tendencies, our choices and our decisions. It is the force that orients us toward the future, and yet we don’t give it a second thought, much less a careful examination. It’s time to listen to our own story.” – Dan Allender, To Be Told