Word from the Pastor

Lately, I’ve been thinking a lot about men—particularly men in our church. Now that Storyline has moved beyond portable to a permanent location, there are new opportunities for discipleship...
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...
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...
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...
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.)...
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...
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...
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:...
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...
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...
Writing Down The Dream In 1936, an English Professor named J.R.R. Tolkien grudgingly graded a stack of student essays. Suddenly, a picture popped into his head. Before it was...
Dear Storyline: I want to encourage you to take out your calendar (Right now!) and to draw a circle around four key Sundays that are fast-approaching: October 23 and...
What is Life Journaling? This year, Storyline has been working to engrain Life Journaling into our culture. What exactly is that? Life Journaling is a method for studying the...
This past Sunday, I shared about the importance of developing a regular devotional routine. At Storyline, we highly recommend the Life Journaling plan, which will help you “take some...
I was a 25-year old campus minister, playing ping pong with a few college kids. As we were cutting up and talking trash, the television in the corner displayed...
Unlike most church plants, Storyline Fellowship enjoyed a running start. We didn’t begin with zero. We were handed remarkable resources, prayer, and protection. This all came through our Sending...
This week, I launched a new sermon series. I have felt a weightiness about this one and sense it is the most important series I’ve ever preached at Storyline....
This past Sunday, we examined the story of Jesus and the rich young ruler. This is a convicting passage for all of us as we scrutinize our spending to...
You may have seen the new Storyline sign on your morning commute! On the corner of 86th and Indiana sits 11 acres of land now claimed as the future...
This Friday night, May 20, our team is hosting a night of gratitude for the servants at Storyline. We have super fun stuff planned. We have much up our...
One of our core values at Storyline is teamwork. We believe that we can get more done together than we could ever accomplish alone. For this reason, we build...
“It’s not about what you can do; it’s about what you can keep doing.” It’s April. The first quarter of 2016 is over and those January goals are looking...
At Storyline, we talk a lot about reading the Bible as a family. Our Life Journaling program challenges every person to be in the Word on a regular basis,...
At our Discover Storyline seminar last week,* I was asked about the use of Study Bibles. This was an excellent question that sparked good discussion. Here are four thoughts...
Two months down in 2016. March is upon us, and the goals for this New Year now feel more burdensome than awesome. It’s hard to stick to our guns...
This Sunday is one that I’ve been looking forward to for months. It’s a day we call “Experience Storyline” and I want to tell you what it’s all about....
In 2016, Storyline Fellowship will read from the Scriptures together. Through a plan called Life Journaling, we will form the holy habit of devotional reading and reflection. Many people...