"I never realized this story taught so much truth!"
At Council 2019 in Orlando, our Global Orality Team presented a seminar on the power of using story in discipleship one afternoon. Participants serving in different types of ministries gathered and experienced a "story fellowship group" centered around the story of Jesus healing the 10 lepers, but only 1 returning to give praise to God once he realized he was healed.
In the discussion time, participants shared what they learned about God from the story and there were so many different aspects of God's character that were expressed from just one story that one of the participants exclaimed, "I never realized this story taught so much truth!"
Participants fed off of each other in sharing different lessons from the story in a way that brought rich fellowship among people who had never met prior to this seminar! Imagine the power of a group that interacts regularly around stories from God's word and the depth of insights and growth that could happen!