Word from the Pastor

We're currently in a sermon series called A Good Name walking through the book of Proverbs. It's all about seeking wisdom and walking wisely. One of the first steps to becoming wise is becoming a teachable person. Here are four signs you're not very teachable: 1....

It’s a sobering thought, but the Scriptures are clear: parents are called to be the primary faith trainers of their children. It's a calling that cannot be delegated to the “professionals.” Storyline seeks to come alongside parents, to equip and inspire them, as they fulfill their...

In his book A New Kind of Leader, Youth Ministry expert Reggie Joiner writes: The age of the average church member increases by seven years every decade and in the next ten years, the average age of members in many mainline denominations will be over sixty....

Storyline Fellowship desires to strike the balance in being culturally relevant and theologically robust. If we are faithful to our mission to invite unconvinced friends, then our weekly gatherings should include some who are on the search for truth. For this reason, the weekly sermon...

Every church must choose an approach to its teaching ministry. Storyline Fellowship is committed to a less-popular methodology known as expository preaching (which you can read more about here.) There are many reasons why we take this approach, but here are three: 1. Expository preaching is understandable...

You probably have noticed that preachers come in all shapes and sizes. There are big, gregarious, sweaty foreheaded preachers. There are short, slim, soft-spoken preachers. There are creative preachers who always have a slick gadget or a clever object of illustration. There are King James...

Jesus was a serious reader. That statement may surprise you, but the Lord settled countless arguments by referring to the practice of reading. Here are just three examples, among many others, when Jesus accused his opponents of lazy reading: With the Pharisees, in reference to the Sabbath,...

At the heart of the New Testament is something called the Great Commission. You might call it “the Enormous Sending.” After rising from the dead, Jesus commanded his leaders: “Go out into the world and tell them what’s taken place!” Show and tell that the...

What has taken place with Storyline is nothing short of miraculous. Two years ago, this church was just an idea. A few of us gathered in hopes of planting a seed that would impact many lives. And praise God, the experiment seems to be working. At...

Last Wednesday, I taught the mid-week version of Discover Storyline for the last time [caption id="attachment_3726" align="alignright" width="300"] Discover Storyline is moving to Sundays![/caption] I have absolutely loved teaching this seminar for these two years, as I get to share the core beliefs and vision for our...