Story-Formed Life Groups
The Story-Formed Life (SFL) is an immersive, interactive, life-changing experience that takes place over 11 weeks on video conferences & in living rooms around the world. Regardless of where you are located, you can join the Story-formed Life Experience.
Get ready for an unforgettable journey through the story, new friends & a whole new level of faith!
How Does It Work?
Each week you gather together with your group & a trained facilitator guides you through an interactive journey through the Story of the Bible, from The Creation to The Re-Creation.
Whether you are exploring the Story for the first time or if you’ve been reading it your whole life, SFL will take you deep into each part of the Story and give you a whole new perspective of this larger epic while helping you to explore your own faith.
What Should I Expect?
In the information age, our biggest problem isn’t finding more information, it’s growing in real faith.
“O ye of little faith…” Jesus would often say. He was more interested in what his disciples actually believed, not just what they knew. We tend to think of faith like an on-off switch, when the Bible thinks of it as a dial. It’s not just whether you believe, but how deeply do you believe it? The SFL is a safe, authentic atmosphere where you can encounter the truth of the Story and expose your true beliefs.
Sounds Exciting! How Do I Join?
Groups are starting regularly. Filling out the interest form will ensure that you get in the queue! When we have an opportunity available you’ll get an email with the details.
Or if you want to put your own group together:
And some example invite language to use to invite your friends!
Answers to some other Frequently Asked Questions:
Who is SFL for?
Humans. Seriously. God’s Story includes everyone. You will have the best experience if you’re willing to engage and be challenged.
What is the time commitment
Typically, SFL sessions last about 2 hours each over 11 consecutive weeks. This is the most common set up, not a requirement. Some groups may use alternate schedules.
How much does it cost?
It’s FREE. There is zero cost for the sessions. SFL facilitators are volunteers (yeah, they’re pretty great). We have handbooks available digitally or if you want a paper copy there is a small charge. SFL is a nonprofit 501(c)3 fueled by the donations of those who have been impacted by the Story.
When are SFL groups offered?
SFL groups are continuously running and forming both online & in-person (in some areas). Get on our interest list to get in the queue. We’ll reach out when group opportunities become available.
How do SFL Online groups work?
All participants join via video chat, so you’ll need a smartphone with camera OR internet connected computer with camera. Most of our facilitators use Zoom or Google Hangouts. They will send you a link to join the meeting and you’ll be able to see and hear the other participants. It’s that simple!
I’ve just completed the SFL experience. What are my next steps?
- Go through SFL again because SFL is not a one-time thing. Revisiting SFL allows you to go deeper into the Story and continue developing new beliefs.
- Invite others to the SFL experience!
- Become a facilitator so that you can lead your own SFL!
- Get involved by becoming a Volunteer or become a financial supporter.
- Stay social! Follow SFL on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram to interact with the larger SFL community and find out about events, resources and other discipleship opportunities.