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Watch how The Story is helping people in churches everywhere experience Scripture like never before.

PASTORS AND CHURCH MEMBERS IMPACTED BY THE STORY

The Story has impact on individual Bible literacy, church unity, inter-generational aligned learning, and church growth.

THE STORY ENHANCES MINISTRY AT SEVERAL LEVELS

The Story can help you excite your staff about their mission, it can unify your congregation around God’s word, and it can provide a discipleship platform for the future. by Pastor Kevin Harney, Shoreline Church, Monterey, California

CHURCH EXPERIENCES UNITY THROUGH FOCUS ON GOD’S WORD

This pastor appreciates how The Story gets conversation going about God’s word instead of about “sermonic blunders.” by Pastors Mark and Mia Whitlock, Christ Our Redeemer African Methodist Episcopalian Church, Irvine, California

WHAT PASTORS AND CHURCH LEADERS SAY

“I have loved The Story series. It has been a great journey for me, for my preaching, and for our members. We have had visitors throughout the entire series and have given over 100 books away… Getting God’s word into people hands is always a good thing!”
Tim Halstead, Senior Pastor
New Life Community Church
Odessa, TX

“Quite often I have been asked what The Story is. What I tell questioners is that The Story is a condensed chronological account of the Bible telling the story of creation, what went wrong, and how all will be made right again. Who God is, who we are, and the meaning and purpose of life.”
Jim Barker, Adult Sunday School Teacher
Oak Hills Church
San Antonio, TX

SPARKING CONVERSATION

“We’re excited about The Story. It has our church talking about the Bible more than anything else. It offers an opportunity for the congregation to gel. It really becomes the watercolor conversation!”
Mark Whitlock, Pastor
Christ Our Redeemer, A.M.E. Church
Irvine, California

LOVING SCRIPTURE

“So many people simply did not have a grasp of the biblical narrative, let alone how it all fits together. Our groups also loved it as we followed the preaching track – giving them a year of growth together.”
Eric Camfield
Christ Church of Oak Brook
Oak Brook, IL

CONNECTING FAMILIES

“We have enjoyed walking through the Bible in a chronological manner. In addition, we have LOVED being on the same page as our parents.”
Julie Chors, Director of Children’s Ministry
Hosanna Church
Lakeville, MN

UNITING CONGREGATIONS

“The campaign resources have been an incredible plus. This has really given our church a united focus and we are becoming more united because of it.”
Derek Stemen, Senior Pastor
Ohio City United Methodist Church
Ohio City, OH

DRAWING SEEKERS

“People began literally parking illegally in the access roads to participate in the experience.”
Max Lucado, Minister of Preaching
Oak Hills Church
San Antonio, TX

OUTREACH

“We were told that Debbie’s parents (one of our members) visited our church on Week 1 of The Story, and were so thrilled with what they were seeing and hearing that morning that they went out and bought copies of The Story for their whole church.”
Davida Lambert
Oak Hills Church
San Antonio, TX

“As a whole, The Story increased our church’s biblical literacy. So many people simply did not have a grasp of the biblical narrative, let alone how it all fits together. It also brought awareness of the value of regularly reading Scripture as a spiritual discipline.”
Eric Camfield
Christ Church
Oakbrook, IL

GROWTH

“We are already seeing almost a 20% increase in attendance. Not only are our members excited, we are seeing a lot of new faces all of a sudden. We are bracing for the fact that we have underestimated crowds. We’re currently packing out our 1200 seat facility and we only have one service going now.”
Travis Eades, Worship Pastor
Southwest Church of Christ
Jonesboro, AR

YOUTH AND CHILDREN’S MINISTRY

“We have LOVED being on the same page as our parents. That is a connection that cannot be beat.”
Julie Cohrs, Director of Children’s Ministry
Hosanna Church
Lakeville, MN

“The Story has had an amazing impact on the level of comprehension our students have of the Bible. They can now see the big picture so much easier in the Old Testament than they did before. They feel they have a better grasp on the Bible itself, and can now see ONE connected story.”
Crysty Kimberlin, Youth Leader
Preston Rd. Church of Christ
Dallas, TX

“Many of our teens are reading the Bible for the first time. They are engaged in the learning process and are asking good questions. Several of them have started discussion groups outside the church (in their homes) for their school friends.”
Youth Ministry Leader
Bay Harbour United Methodist Church
League City, TX

SMALL GROUPS

“Everything we’ve been using has been OUTSTANDING! The discussion questions for small groups are stimulating. We can spend an entire hour on three of the ten questions. Several of our members plan to use them for personal study. The Story may be one of the most important movements in the city and beyond.”
Alana Ownby, Small Group Leader
Oak Hills Church
San Antonio, TX

“The Story provided an amazing synergy and common focus like nothing we have ever done here at Oak Hills. Someone in our small group mentioned that they now have a clear understanding of the terms Upper and Lower Story, and that has made a difference in how they understand the circumstances in their daily lives.”
Pat Hile, Small Groups Pastor
Oak Hills Church
San Antonio, TX