A dynamic and powerful
church-wide Bible experience
|Max Lucado & Randy Frazee|
The Story was first tested in 2008 at Oak Hills Community
Church with Max Lucado and Randy Frazee and has since been tested or
by over 500 churches.
|Endorsements & Testimonials|
"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!"
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
|Youth & 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 at 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
"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."
Small Groups Pastor, Oak Hills Church, San Antonio, TX
|Outreach & Discipleship|
"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."
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."
Christ Church, Oakbrook, IL
"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