Stories

Telling the Greater Story Through Our Stories
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Geoff Ashley

After allowing fear to dictate his days and limit his joy for years, Geoff finally recognized his fear for what it truly was—sin.

Beau Hughes

Beau struggled with depression and learned that the Lord is not so much intent on taking away the pain as He is on teaching His children to trust Him through it.

Scott Ballard

For years, worry and anxiety shaped Scott’s decisions in life. Though his fears didn’t completely disappear, Scott learned that God is in control ultimately.

Levi Shultz

God saved Levi from a decade-long addiction to pornography, and Levi came to understand that nothing could fill his life apart from Jesus.

Robin Flye

In and out of using drugs for over 22 years, God graciously saved Robin, allowing her to find joy and freedom through ministry and community.

Lauren Chandler

Growing up, Lauren developed an obsession with self-identity. Relying on Jesus to transform and sustain her, Lauren found satisfaction and joy in being God’s child.

Nina Sanchez

Suffering heartache from a divorce, Nina surrendered the broken pieces of her life to God and learned to trust in His sovereignty.

Tim Dobelbower

Tim battled drug addiction for more than 30 years. Christ led Tim to join The Village, and Tim’s life changed greatly through gospel-centered community and accountability.

The Swiharts

In the beginning, Barry and Becky wanted little to do with their Home Group. However, they felt the Lord working in their hearts and realized God was using their group as an instrument in their lives.

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Why Tell Stories?

We tell stories to speak the truth about the way things are and proclaim the gospel. God is reconciling all things back to Himself, and stories help tell this greater story. They testify to who God is and what He has done and is doing in Christ, reaching past mere intellect to stir and shape our affections.

The gospel of Jesus Christ transforms hearts and lives. It may be seemingly radical, like Saul’s conversion on the road to Damascus, or it may be a slow, gradual awakening. Whatever the case, it’s always miraculous and amazing that God would save sinners like us.

Stories Team

We tell stories through the help of our volunteer team. These volunteers serve through photography, videography, writing, editing and other areas. Our Stories volunteer team allows us to encourage and empower the artists and creatives within our church by giving them opportunities to serve the body with their various gift sets.

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