12 Words is a project that uses art, storytelling, and interactive workshops to open up conversations about the story that the Bible tells. It is part of the Biblefresh initiative, a national campaign to encourage deeper engagement with the Bible.
There are several strands to the project, including You Are Here, a Bible resource in eight sessions. It is designed for reading aloud in a community context, helping you step back and survey the whole landscape of Scripture, and to find your own place in it. You can find out more about You Are Here at the 12 Words website, and download the resource to use in your own community.
12 Words also uses creative workshops to engage people with the story of the Bible. Based around the challenge of attempting to tell the story of the Bible in just twelve words, it is a creative process that gets people using their imaginations and finding new perspectives on the Bible.
Alongside the workshops, the 12 Words Bible Trail can be set up at festivals or events. It’s a treasure-trail style family activity that asks participants to search for twelve words around the venue in order to win a prize. We hosted it at Bristol Cathedral earlier this year, and at Keswick Bible Convention over the summer. If you’d like to bring it to your event, drop us a line.