Learn to Tell the Story

This fall, we’re excited to be hosting a Simply the Story training seminar right here in Northern Wisconsin. Simply the Story is an international ministry that trains storytellers to dig deeply into the narratives of Scripture and uncover spiritual truth for themselves.

Then, these storytellers are equipped to pass these stories and skills on to others, creating a growing impact in their communities, and around the world. For more details on the program and organization, visit their website:

This opportunity is coming to town in September! There are two tracks you can choose from:

Foundational Workshop

DATE: September 13 – 15
COST: (including registration, meals and snacks, handbook and all training resources) $45
DETAILS: Learn how to easily remember and tell Bible stories and teach discussion style. Practice using questions that help family, friends and gatherings discover spiritual treasure and personal applications within Bible passages.

Full In-Depth Workshop (37 hours)

DATE: September 10 – 15
COST: (including registration, meals and snacks, handbook and all training resources) $45
DETAILS: Receive the Foundational STS training and learn how to slowly hand off your new skills to others. In this 35
-hour training, participants go deeper and become more comfortable with the new STS skills. This Full Workshop also moves you toward becoming a qualified oral strategist.

Ready to register? Click here for our online form.

For full details, click here to view the event brochure. You can also contact Dru for lodging and more information.

Why This Waste?

Speaker: Dru Lattin
Text: Mark 14:3-9
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What does genuine worship look like? Dru tells the story of one woman who was determined to honor Jesus, regardless of what others thought. Listen below for important lessons on worshipping God, no matter what.

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Notes and reflection questions from bulletin:

Mary’s worship was focused on Jesus.
Mary’s worship required boldness.

Mary’s act of worship was

  • Theological
  • Emotional
  • An act of service

Personal reflection:

  • How do I intentionally worship God in my day-to-day life?
  • What if anything is holding me back from worshipping with freedom? (Colossians 3)
  • On what do I evaluate my relationship with Christ? (John 14:15-24; 1 John 5:1-4; Romans 8:14-16, 37-39)

Conflict in Context

Speaker: Dru Lattin
Text: Philippians 4:2-7
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Even among those who follow Christ, there will be disagreement and misunderstanding. How should we get back on the same page with our brothers and sisters? Using an example from the early church, Dru shares five things we should do to help resolve conflict.

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You can also find the notes from the message below. While the message provides a more comprehensive presentation of the content, there are some things left out you can find in the notes.

In God’s Service

Is there anything keeping you from serving God? Often, it’s not overwhelming external obstacles, but one’s personal history and lies from the enemy that keep us from believing he can use us.

In this encouraging message, Elv looks at five women in the Bible. Though many would not think they could possibly qualify for God’s service, He used them. Listen below:

NOTE: The audio recording breaks in at the middle of Elv sharing the story of the girl who told Naaman where to find healing.

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Our Father Which Art in Heaven

Speaker: Conroy Loewen
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The Creator of the whole world, who lives in heaven, is our Father. This simple but profound truth is the foundation for our prayers – he is my Father, and I am his child.

Listen below as Conroy unpacks who God is, what it means to hallow Him, and what belongs to Him.

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