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We're a movement of groups getting together to tell the stories of Scripture and talk about them, campfire style! yeshuagroups.com
We're a movement of groups getting together to tell the stories of Scripture and talk about them, campfire style! yeshuagroups.com
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Izzy here. Tears streamed down my face as I watched this because it expresses so deeply what my heart longs for, and because it pictures so beautifully what the Yeshua Groups network I started last fall is all about - a movement of friends getting together to tell the stories of Scripture and talk about them, campfire style. If this something that resonates with your heart too I'd love to work with you to get a Yeshua Group started in your area. Reach out to us here: yeshuagroups.com/start and we'll talk further.
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"The vast majority of the world’s people are oral communicators—up to three quarters of them. That means 5.4 billion of the earth’s 7.2 billion people would rather hear stories than read print. If we want to communicate the gospel in oral cultures, then Bible storying is an essential approach for making disciples in the world we live in today. Here are three stories that reveal why..." keep reading here: https://goo.gl/bJ5Vbr

These are beautiful examples of how the stories of Scripture can touch people's hearts with God's love and truth like nothing else. But here's the problem with this article - you read it and you don't think of North America. We think "oh, oral cultures and making disciples, that's great for fulltime missionaries overseas" but what we don't realize is that Western culture is becoming increasingly oral, and many of the people in your life would rather hear stories than read print too! That's where Yeshua Groups comes in. We're here to help you start a storytelling group HERE, reaching out to the people in YOUR world. Because you're on a mission from Messiah too, just as much as the people who dedicate their lives fulltime and go overseas to do this stuff. So no more excuses - let's do this! Learn more about starting a group here: http://yeshuagroups.com/start
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Listen to Francis Chan tell the story of how he started a church in Southern California in his garage that grew to a very successful megachuch with over 5000 members...and then why he left it to start a house church network. This is very similar to what we're doing with Yeshua Groups except that we're focused on telling and talking about the stories of Scripture, and we're Messianic. If what Chan is saying here resonates with you, why not start your own Yeshua group? Here's how: yeshuagroups.com/start

What if you're already involved with or leading a congregation, but the questions Chan raises here resonate with you? The great thing is that it doesn't have to be either/or! You can stay in your church or synagogue and also start a Yeshua Group. In fact, if you're a traditional congregation we want to help you start a Yeshua Group as a fresh approach to outreach and as a way to engage your marginalized members. Tell us you're interested in learing more here: yeshuagroups.com/start and let's talk.

WATCH HERE: https://www.facebook.com/yeshuagroups/videos/2002373383423539/
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Our core ritual is so simple that anyone can do it, but so powerful that it can change the world. We're just getting together as friends to tell the stories of Scripture and talk about them. We know that may sound simple enough, but if you've never done it before it can be so terrifying you never get started! For instance:

"If I'm the one telling the story next week, how do I prepare? And how will I know when I'm ready?"

"Just talking about the story sounds too vague. Do you have any questions you'd recommend we work through?"

"I'm leading the conversation and I have no idea what to do with that one person who dominates the discussion every week. Help?"

Great news! We answer these questions and many more on the how to page here: https://goo.gl/TQ3Dm6. We also recently added two PDFs for you to print off and use - a how to PDF here https://goo.gl/CUARrE explaining how to prep the story, tell it, and talk about it as a group, and a handy little host card here https://goo.gl/jKMVKX with a list of action points and discussion questions.

We hope you find these instructions useful! And now that you know all the things, we want you to start a group. Drop us your email here https://goo.gl/JbGR7z and we'll get back to you right away with some "how to" instructions, a quick checklist to help you get started, and answers to any questions you may have. And no worries, dropping us your email doesn't mean you've commited to anything; it just means you might be interested in learning a little more. So send us a note here, now: https://goo.gl/JbGR7z
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You have to see this for yourself, it's such a beautiful expression of what Yeshua Groups is all about as a movement of friends getting together to tell the stories of Scripture and talk about them "campfire style".

"Is there anything quite like a campfire? The community that's built there by people sharing their stories and singing their songs is truly special, and so intimate. It's like being ten years of age again, and sharing all your secrets with your best friend. And that openness and vulnerability is exactly what we should see on the greatest community on earth. To be on a journey as God's family, going through the highs and lows of life, suffering and laughing together, that's what I want. Not some holy huddle where we all pretend everything is ok, but a real community who believes in the God of miracles but also in the God of the trials. That's what the world needs too. So let's get out the invites, put aside our selfish ways, and celebrate Jesus around a campfire. It's time for you to start your fire."

WATCH HERE: https://youtu.be/Vk2MpaTEzXw

And how about you, ARE you ready to start your own Yeshua Groups fire? The number one "reason" people give me when I ask them this question is that they're too busy. But what I've noticed is that people are never too busy for what's most important to them. So what do you think? After watching this video is there a chance you could make the time to bring this kind of beauty to your home and neighborhood? When you're ready to make one of the best choices of your life, we're here for you.

START YOUR YESHUA GROUP HERE: yeshuagroups.com/start
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Let's all pray for Brant and Ami as they start a Yeshua group in Germantown, TN 🔥

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Let's all pray for Jesse and Sarah as they start a Yeshua group in Post Falls, Idaho! 🔥

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Let's all pray for Thomas as he starts a Yeshua group in Pacolet, South Carolina! 🔥

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And when are you starting your Yeshua group? Do it here: https://goo.gl/BmUo2h
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When are you starting your group?? Do it here! https://goo.gl/BmUo2h
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