This fall, we will begin a church-wide movement to better know and grow in God’s Word. Over 31 weeks, we will read "The Story," a condensed chronological Bible that will equip all ages to discover a deeper appreciation of our spiritual roots and develop a solid foundation of Bible literacy.
What is "The Story"?
"The Story" is a condensed chronological Bible that we will read together to discover and re-discover God's story, and our place in it.
What is the difference between The Story and the Bible?
"The Story" is a condensed chronological Bible, with the text taken straight from the NIV translation of the Bible. Reading like a novel, this rendering of the Bible allows its stories, poems, and teachings to come together in a single, compelling narrative.
How do I get a copy of The Story?
We will provide a FREE copy of "The Story" to anyone interested in participating in our programming this fall. Fill out this form to reserve a copy for you and your family. Complimentary age-appropriate books are also available for children and teens. Books will be distributed on August 19, August 26, and September 2. If you would like to purchase a copy of "The Story" for friends, additional copies will be available for sale in the church bookstore.
So what are we doing?
As a church family, we will discover and re-discover God's story, and our place in it. Our sermons from September through May will follow the 31 chapters of "The Story." Sunday mornings will also include "The Story for Children," "The Story for Youth," and "The Rest of the Story," a time for adults to gather to watch a short video about that week's message and discuss what it means in our lives today.
Who will be participating?
The story is for everyone! This will be a churchwide initiative which will unite us in Biblical growth. "The Story" is available in formats for all ages, including pre-school, young elementary, older elementary, teenagers, and adults.
When do we begin?
We will begin September 9, 2018 and will continue through May 2019.
What will Sundays look like for my family?
Families will have two Sunday morning options:
Option 1: 9 a.m.-10:45 a.m.
- 9:00 a.m.: Worship in the Sanctuary.
- 9:30-10:45 a.m.: Children and youth leave after the Time for Children in worship for "The Story for Children" and "The Story for Youth."
- 10:00-10:45 a.m.: Adults gather for "The Rest of the Story" in Stone Hall.
Option 2: 9:30 a.m.-12:15 p.m.
- 9:30-10:45 a.m.: Children, youth and adults meet for "The Story for Children," "The Story for Youth," and “The Story In Depth.”
- 10:00-10:45 a.m.: Adults gather for "The Rest of the Story " in Stone Hall.
- 11:00 a.m.: Worship in the Sanctuary or Jones Hall.
How else can I engage in "The Story"?
We will have additional small groups, emailed discussion questions, and an in-depth class for you to dive deeper into God's word.
Do I have to come each week?
You'll get the full story of God's word told from beginning to end if you can come every week, but don't worry if you have to miss a week! Come whenever you are able.