The story guild method is an immersive approach to originally scripted biblical storytelling for children and youth that emphasizes intergenerational community building and draws on techniques from physical theatre and the performing arts.


A story guild site is a location (usually a church) where a group of kids gathers for a season (eg. a week-long summer camp or a 3-4 month weekly after school program) to work on a staged storytelling event for a public presentation.

Story Guild sites over the years have included:

  • Eastside Story Guild (Grandview Calvary Baptist Church, Vancouver, Canada)
  • Tierra Nueva Story Guild (Bellingham, Washington)
  • Cuchilla Story Guild (Cuchilla del Tesoro, Mexico City)
  • Tana River Story Guild (Mororo, Northeast Kenya)
  • Assisi Story Guild (St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church, Vancouver, Canada)
  • Burrard St. Story Guild (Canadian Memorial United Church, Vancouver, Canada)

Online Training

Enrol in our story guild bootcamp training complete with downloadable templates for starting your own story guild. (Coming Spring 2022)


Order original story guild scripts with programming notes that include music, drama, art, and physical movement. (Coming Spring 2022)

Video Library

Become a Sacred Canopy patron and receive access to our video library of past productions, interviews, and behind the scenes clips and bloopers. (Coming Spring 2022)