If you just started subscribing to Story of God, this is the second part of some very good reasons why the Story of God is not a frivolous thing. Instead, the reasons my help us see it is exactly the sort of thing needed for the times we live, and the need at hand.
4) THE STORY CAN DISCIPLE US ~ The Story of God Musical was formed from 16 “story sets” used by missionaries to communicate the Story of God to people with no written languages. Though we live in a literate country, we are becoming less so, as 45% of most college graduates will never read a book after leaving school. We are becoming a people relying on screens, audio, and quick 140- character bits of news. The Story of God can be seen, heard, and felt in 100 minutes, and leave lasting images to be cultivated by mentors and disciples of Jesus. We can learn to tell our story, and we can learn to tell His Story, and help others find their story within His Story! The Message makes us messengers (we will soon have updated SOG synopsis cards for training/discipling).
5) THE STORY HELPS THE WORLD MAKE SENES TO US ~ Who is explaining to our children and to young adults why the world is such a mess? Not many people tell us the reason why, and also why we long for something better. The Story of God gives the most reasonable explanation for why the world is the way it is. It tells us how things got this way, and how there is hope for something better. Where did I come from? Why am I here? Who am I? Where am I going? These are life’s deepest philosophical and spiritual questions. The Story of God answers life’s biggest questions with the bravest answers.
6) THE STORY IS REPRODUCIBLE ~ Story of God the Musical was designed to travel and be reproducible. Language was purposely kept to a minimum. With the help of translation teams, lines spoken or sung are presented in scripts and video for pre-rehearsals. With the help of a trained Story of God Director, an auditioned group of 8-10 people can be trained and directed methodically, so they can present the Story of God to their own country. If Jesus wants us to preach the Message of the Kingdom to the ends of the earth, then we have got to find reproducible ways to fulfill the Great Commission.
I want to say ‘thank you’ to everyone who helped or donated to make our mini-vision-tour happen. We traveled to Nashville, Lexington, Indianapolis, Wichita, Ft. Worth, and Birmingham and visited with friends from the past, family, and met new friends along the way. We were able to raise our goal for the final production expenses. We’ve begun ordering materials and started our rehearsals learning the first scenes of Story of God!
I hope you will pray for us, as we begin this venture, and I hope you will donate towards this mission. We are just one part of 4-part plan to fulfill the Great Commission in our lifetime. Contact us to learn more of the 1st Priority Global Vision.