Christus Victor

Making Christ Known

We are an Evangelical Lutheran Church of America (ELCA) congregation growing in the likeness of Christ by:

Worshiping, praying, and studying God’s word;
Being together with other people; and
Acting in faith through words and deeds both inside and outside our church walls.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is The Story? The Story is an abridged, chronological Bible that reads like a novel.  It is arranged in 31 chapters.  If you have ever tried to read through the Bible and gotten bogged down or have wanted to but didn’t know where to start or have read the Bible but aren’t always sure how it all connects, join us on our journey through The Story.

How will Christus Victor be using The Story? We will be using The Story chapters for worship, Sunday School and adult education throughout most of our 2016-2017 program year.

What materials are available? In addition to the adult book, there will is a Reading Guide.  There are also materials for children of various ages:  The Story for Little Ones (preschool), The Story for Children (grades K-2), The Story for Kids (grades 3-6) and The Story for Teens.  Feel free to choose whatever materials you think will be most helpful for your family.

How can I get materials? See the order form included in this month’s Communicator, on The Story display table, or online using the button above.  Materials will be available at the end of Aug.

Is there a cost to participate? We want as many folks as possible to participate, so materials will be available at no cost.  If you would like to make a donation toward the cost of the materials, you may do so at any time.

When will this journey begin? We will begin to introduce The Story at worship the weekend of September 3 and 4 and then the weekend of September 11 and 12 we will begin with Chapter 1.

How can I sign up for a small group?  The order form (both electronic and printed) has a space to indicate your interest in small groups.  More information about small groups will follow.

Do I have to commit to the whole year?  No.  Our first round of small groups will run from September through October, and there will be other entry and exit points throughout the year.  Feel free to participate as much as your schedule allows.

What happens if I miss worship or my small group? If you miss a week, you can simply read the chapter and the reading guide to catch up.  If you miss worship, sermons are available on this website.  Just tap or click the button below.

How can I get more information?  Information will be updated and available on our The Story web pages or see any member of The Story Leadership Team for more info.

Who is The Leadership Team?  Pastor Stefan, Pastor Linda, Leigh Batts, Deacon Patrick Briggs, Miriam Cheatham, Annette Hernandez, Gena Price, Jerry Price, Kasandra Pruyn, Deacon Jan Spees, Mike Szydlowski, Deborah Swinford, and Melanie Tomaso.