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Missions
Across the Street and Across the Sea

What does it mean for Storyline’s missions to be “across the street and across the sea”? Acts 1:8 is one of the most oft-quoted verses regarding God’s call for Christians to be missions-minded. Here we read Jesus’ final words for His followers before He ascended into...

The Heights Church: An Update from Corbin Hobbs

A few months ago, we prayed for and celebrated the launch of a new church plant in the heart of Denver called The Heights. We even sent a couple of our members to serve on the core team for this new gospel movement in the...

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Top 7 Serving Needs in June 2017

Teamwork is a real value around here. We hope that everyone who comes to Storyline will find a place where they can use their gifts and talents for God's glory. Here are a few of the volunteer needs we are hoping to fill this summer: Storyland...

Kill your church
How to Kill Your Church Quickly

This summer, we are opening someone else’s mail. We are studying 1 Timothy, a letter that was written 2000 years ago by a Jewish mentor named Paul, a pastor who was in the sunset of his life. Like Yoda to Skywalker, teacher to pupil, Paul...

Arvada Neighbor
3 Practical Ways to be “For the Kingdom”

At Storyline, we’ve committed to linking arms with other churches for a goal that is bigger than building up our own programs and events. You’ve heard us say, “We’re for the Kingdom, not the castle,” and you may be thinking to yourself, “That’s great, but...

For the kingdom, not the castle
For the Kingdom, Not the Castle: Playing Offense

A castle is an intimidating, impenetrable fortress, strategically surrounded by a moat. Its primary purpose is as a defensive structure, prepared for an attack by the enemy. The castle image is not the picture Jesus painted of the local church, at all. He promised to...

Excellent Neighbors
Excellent Neighboring: Your Most Important Ministry

We Need Excellence in Outreach This month at Storyline, we are emphasizing our cultural value that “Excellence is Endearing.” We know that everything can’t be equally excellent, but there are four mission-critical areas where we cannot afford to fail. Today, I want to speak to the need...

We Need Excellent Pipelines for Serving

2017 is a year for engraining culture in our church. We want to wear our values on our sleeve, and communicate clearly who we want to be as we grow up. This month, we are discussing our passion for excellence, especially in four key areas:...

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Why Excellence Matters (especially in Home Groups)

This month, our church is talking about excellence in ministry and why it matters. At Storyline, we want to keep “the main things the main things,” and to strive toward an always-improving culture in four mission-critical areas. We realize that everything can’t be equally awesome,...

We Need Excellence on Sundays

Denver, Colorado, ranks among the top 15 cities in America for post-Christian thinking. To put it plainly, people in the Mile High City aren’t running to the Bible when life gets tough. They’re running to the mountains for recreational release or to self-help blogs and...