The Story at Asbury United Methodist Church

The Story: A journey through which we will recognize and live out our stories within God’s story.

Asbury is embarking on a journey called The Story. The Story is a condensed, chronological Bible. The Story is a 31 week study of the big picture of the Bible.  The Story is shared journey, with the entire congregation immersed in the same part of the story at the same time – Worship, Sunday School, Small Groups, and Personal Reading. The Story is a chance to join with other people as we seek to discover our story within God’s story. The Story is an opportunity to invite other people to join us on this journey, journey through which we will recognize and live out our stories within God’s story.

The overall schedule for The Story:

July 20-August 28: 40 Days of Prayer
July 31-August 14: Getting ready
August 21: Launch of The Story – Distributing Materials
August 22-27: Personal reading of Lesson 1 of The Story and Small Group study of Lesson 1 of The Story
August 28: Worship and Sunday School study Lesson 1 of The Story
August 28-November 13: Part 1 – The Beginning through The Life of David
November 20-January 7: Thanksgiving, Advent, Christmas Celebration
January 8-March 5: Part 2 – From Solomon through The Exile
March 12-May 14: Part 3 – The Story of Jesus and The Church

A video of the presentation about the vision for The Story may be viewed here. 

A video with information about The Story may be viewed here.

There are many resources available to enhance this journey.
(We feel very strongly about providing these materials to anyone who needs them, and we do not want cost to hinder anyone from having access to these resources. Please take what you need. While we will accept donations to offset the cost, no donations are necessary.)

The Story – This is a condensed, chronological Bible which all youth and adults should have.
Exploring The Story – This is a resource filled with helpful background information related to each week’s study.
The Story for Little Ones – This is a colorful age appropriate Bible story book with chapters that align with The Story.
The Story for Children – This is a colorful age appropriate Bible story book for young readers. The chapters align with The Story.
The Story for Kids – This is an age appropriate condensed Bible, that aligns with The Story.

The Story is an exciting opportunity for us. Consider how you might answer the following two questions:

How will you participate in The Story? Personal reading of The Story? Participation in worship at Asbury? Group study in a Sunday School Class or Small Group? Family Devotions?

Who might you invite to join you on this journey? Friends, neighbors, family members, or co-workers who might have some questions about the Bible, or God, or how they fit into the big picture of God’s story.

Resource Links:

This Week in The Story
Overall Program Schedule
Adult Leader Resources
Pre K Leader Resources
Early Elementary Leader Resources
Upper Elementary Leader Resources
Youth Leader Resources
Parent Resources
Personal Devotions
Sunday Sermons
40 Days of Prayer