Profile: First Lutheran Church, White Bear Lake, Minn.
First Lutheran Church in White Bear Lake, Minn., is one of 11 congregations participating in the Biblical Fluency Project within Luther Seminary's Vibrant Congregations Project grant.
According to the congregation's profile, First Lutheran Church is a 125-year old church grounded in the Bible with a focus on loving Jesus, growing as disciples, and serving others.
Here's an excerpt from their profile:
C. Current Practices
Current Practice #1: The Big God Story – Story of God, Story of Us
This is something like the narrative lectionary, modified to fit our context and expanded to be more than just a Sunday morning sermon series. The emphasis is on learning the overarching story of the Bible and learning to find our place in it.
The Big God Story experience has been very well received so far. It’s generated quite a bit of “buzz” and we’re seeing early returns that people are learning the Bible story (in the singular). We’ve got lots of ground left to cover and lots of repetition and reinforcement to do, but it’s a great start.
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