Spirit and Story

The 2018-2019 annual theme, "Spirit and Story," emphasizes the important role of story in Scripture and in the teachings of Jesus. Story relates to humanity and allows readers to understand deep concepts within simple terms. Jesus used story frequently in his teaching through metaphors involving daily life and events that allowed the hearer to grasp the deep spiritual revelation he wanted to reveal.

This year, Spiritual Development will explore the stories of Scripture in both Old and New Testament. By examining these stories in chapels and events, the desire is for students to place themselves within biblical narratives to understand how they are used by the Holy Spirit to reveal the nature of God and know him intimately.