Dive Deeper into Your Story and God's with Your Community
What is the purpose of this small group journey? To put it simply, it is for your life to be transformed by the ongoing redemption of your story; for you to learn how to use your story as a tool for evangelism and discipleship; and as a result, see other lives transformed as their stories intersect yours.
This 12 lesson study is for groups of 4 or more. Unlike any other study you've done before, this is an interactive experience designed to engage all learning styles using multi-media materials including: written lessons and homework, teaching videos, music, various hands-on group activities, discussion topics, and more! Though this is different from a Bible study which unpacks specific books of the Bible, scripture is central to this study because we cannot know the truth without it. In addition to examining pieces of God's Story through His Word, you will also examine your own stories weekly through intentional exercises to help you learn, love, and live your true story. Though attending a Story Rope retreat is not a requirement for using this curriculum, this is a wonderful follow-up tool after a retreat to help you dive deeper in the process.
Each week in the study includes a 1.5 hr. in-person group lesson and activity, followed by 5-days of individual homework which, on average, take about 20-30 minutes per day to complete.
Topics covered in this study are:
Hearing God's Voice
Your Own Story
9. Value, Identity and Restoring Your Soul
10. Grace and Gratitude
11. The Big Picture - From Pain to Purpose
12. Story in Evangelism and Discipleship
Each small group needs a designated facilitator. Once the Starter Kit (see below) is purchased by the facilitator she will receive access to the Study Portal for exclusive online Facilitator Resources that will walk her through all that's needed for a transformative group experience. These resources include: detailed Instructions for leading this unique study with helpful guidelines and tips, a Set-Up Guide with pictures to help prepare the space, a Group Activities Index for how/what to plan for each week's group interactions, access to the video library of exclusive teaching videos, and a Weekly Resources and Supplies list to keep you on track and fully prepared. We are also available for support if you have questions.
Preview The Study
What women say about the Transforming Stories experience…
“I liked the weekly check-ins, the safe space you created so we could be vulnerable.
I LOVE the Story Rope and seeing God’s grace and glory in my story.”
“Understanding the lies I’ve believed and what the truth is instead is really powerful!”
“I came at first to support my friend, but now I’m here for me! I didn’t know how much I needed this!”
“I was impacted most by listening to others' stories. It built empathy, understanding and acceptance. Also seeing my story from God’s perspective, instead of my shame, guilt and the lies I listened to.”
Note: The Starter Kit must be purchased first and additional Companion Kit/s should be purchased for groups larger than 4. The Creative Kit is optional if you do not already have those supplies on hand. All items in these kits are necessary for the Transforming Stories study.