Experience the Bible as one grand redemptive story through storytelling and dialogue
For thousands of years, stories and oral traditions were the key means for Jewish and Christian people to learn about and experience God. Soma Communities interacts with the biblical narrative through stories as one of our primary ways of teaching and engaging the Word. Often, we use an ancient Hebrew process, now called Storying. This is proving to be very effective with people of all ages in our media-literate, story-oriented North American context. We interact with these stories as a way to understand, experience and connect with God through his Word in community.
Download the Story of God Narratives & Audio
All our Story resources are now on GCMcollective.com. The GCM Collective (GCM = Gospel, Community, Mission) is a partnership of Soma Communities and many other churches that see gospel communities on mission as the primary organizing structure of the church. You can find resources from several churches on the GCM Collective website and also join the discussion of thousands of people around the world learning to make disciples of Jesus in communitiy.
At GCMcollective.com/resources, you'll find:
A 10 week experience of the Story for missional communities focused on laying the initial foundation for discipleship—both for those who already believe the gospel and those who are investigating it. This is the version of the Story we use most often.
The original 22 narrative set which shows the redemptive arc of Bible that climaxes in Jesus. Audio of the narratives are included—the audio is often very helpful in learning to tell the Story well.
The Story of God edited for elementary school aged children. Many of us use this with our kids at home and we've used it in MC and Sunday gatherings as well.
If you're about to lead the Story without having experienced it firsthand. This will give you a leg up. These notes that accompany some training we do with leaders gives you both the why and the how of Storying.