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This week, we officially launched sign-ups for our fall Home Groups. Our new groups will begin meeting the week of September 10. Here are answers to a few frequently asked questions about our Home Group ministry. Why should I make time for a Home Group? In our...

In his celebrated work, Life Together, Dietrich Bonhoeffer writes: “The physical presence of other Christians is a source of incomparable joy and strength to the believer.” That’s why we say that people need circles, not just rows. It is one thing to sit nearby in a church...

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,...

At Storyline, we see four portions on the ministry plate. We make four “asks” of our members: Participate in a worship service Plug into a Home Group Serve in ministry Practice the art of neighboring     What happens when a person does all of the above, except be a part of...

From the start, Storyline Fellowship has aimed at simplicity. To avoid confusing activity for accomplishment, we created a culture that makes four weekly “asks” of its members. Like a healthy plate on the dinner table, here are the items we see as essential for spiritual...

At Storyline Fellowship, we believe in relational evangelism. We say it this way: “warm conversations, not cold confrontations.” This means we love people where they are, we take an active interest in others’ lives. We resist the temptation to force spiritual truths into a stranger’s...

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...

At Storyline, we believe that church membership is not only biblical, but it is wonderfully counter-cultural. Commitment is a low commodity in our neck of the woods and we challenge people often to move from “the bleacher seats to the ball field.” Here’s why. 5 Reasons...

Hey Storyline! Home Groups launch this week! Thank you, leaders and hosts, for giving energy to making this a phenomenal year. As the old adage goes: “People aren’t looking for a friendly church; they are looking for friends.” Our Home Groups are designed to help...

Human beings are hard-wired for relationships. Yes, some of us have a larger appetite for social connections than others. Extroverts glory in the presence of many; introverts search for the escape hatch. Whichever category you find yourself in—your spiritual growth is dependent on rubbing shoulders...