This fall Mount Olive will begin a church-wide Bible study based on a book called The Story. The Story presents the Bible in an abridged, chronological form and reveals the way the whole Bible fits together in a single grand narrative. This narrative is divided into 31 easy-to-read chapters that reveals God’s grace in creation, in his love for His people Israel, in His love for us through the ministry and sacrifice of His Son Jesus, in His care of the early Church, and finally in His revelation of the end times.
We will begin in September 2015 and will continue until May 2016. Each week the entire church – adults, youth, confirmation class, and children will be covering the same chapter using their own age-appropriate versions of The Story, as well as it will be the theme for our worship services and sermons.
What a great opportunity for EVERYONE to be on the “same page” as we dig into God’s Word for 31 weeks!
For adults a study on The Story will be offered every week in the Sunday school hour, but additionally we will offer this Bible study in a more informal small group setting. These small groups can choose to meet on a weekly, bi-weekly or monthly schedule. If you are interested in participating in this Bible study or would consider hosting one of these small groups, there is a sign-up sheet at the ARK.
How The Story Engages People with the Bible
How The Story Gets Families on the Same Page
How The Story Unifies Churches
How The Story Encourages Outreach