Bible Roots Podcast
A podcast designed for pastors looking to engage their church with deeper conversations around God\'s Word.

Episode 6: The Story: Equipping Parents to Disciple Their Kids: Randy Frazee AND Shelley Leith

In today’s episode, Randy welcomes Shelley Leith, the Director of Church Relations for HarperCollins Christian Publishing and leader of, to the show. Shelley and Randy worked together on The Story, a unique Bible Engagement experience that has sold over 5 million copies and has been used by thousands of churches to help their people better engage with and understand the Bible.



"The next level integration is the entire family is on the same page, and what I want to point out is something that is pretty obvious, and that is many, many people who are coming to churches are coming to buildings is because they have children. They are very driven by their children, and they want their children to have a biblical foundation, a moral foundation, and we know that if we can connect a conversation with the parent, with our children's ministry, and with the overall church, then it's super effective."
—Randy Frazee

The Story is a Bible Engagement Campaign that is done with every age group. So your youngest attenders and your most seasoned members are going through the same material each week. This opens up opportunities for intergenerational discussion and community building.



Shelley Leith is the Director of Church Relations for HarperCollins Christian Publishing, where she leads Study Gateway, a streaming service for video Bible studies. She has also worked extensively with churches, training them to implement churchwide spiritual growth experiences such as The Story and Believe. Previously, Shelley was at Saddleback Church, where she was the lead developer of the world-renowned 40 Days of Purpose Campaign, implemented in 30,000 churches in the U.S. Shelley co-authored Character Makeover: 40 Days with a Life Coach to Create the Best You. She has been married to Convene CEO Greg Leith for 42 years, and they have five grown children and 3 grandbabies.


Randy Frazee Sitting At a desk

Randy Frazee is the lead pastor at Westside Family Church in Kansas City. A frontrunner and innovator in spiritual formation and biblical community, Randy is the architect of The Story and Believe church engagement campaign. He is also the author of The Heart of the Story; Think, Act, Be Like Jesus; What Happens After You Die; The Connecting Church 2.0; and The Christian Life Profile Assessment. He and his wife, Rozanne, live in Kansas City, Kansas.