As I write this, it’s a rainy (still cold) late March Saturday in Cincinnati. In exactly one week I will be doing what I’ve done my entire life – telling the story of Jesus to a group of people.
This time is different on many levels, but at its core, it’s what I do.
In 30 days I will hit the two-year mark of exiting full-time vocational ministry. I’ve been knee-deep in business start-up mode for two years now. I can say it’s been the most exciting and unnerving period of my life. Here’s the hard truth that I had to learn twice in my life – I’m not great at full-time church work. Even when I produce good results, it doesn’t work well for my soul. That means I have to find other ways to tell these stories that mean so much to me.
We wanted to tell the entire story of Jesus this Lenten season in some capacity. We also wanted to do it outside of the church. That was the birth of the idea of The Gospel of John event coming up next week. Over the course of two hours, I will tell the story of John’s account as purely as I know how. I just want people to experience it. What they do with it is their own business. Like any theatrical event, there is a fee. We tried to keep it reasonable…I hope that doesn’t hinder many from being able to come.
We’ve trusted that the audience would find this event without the need to invest a lot of money in advertising. So far, that seems to be the case. There are still seats available for both shows. Please help us spread the word – you’re our entire marketing plan. It’s April 5th at 4pm and 8pm at Memorial Hall in OTR.
I think good things will come from this experiment. I hope you can be there with us. More info and tickets at www.rebelstorytellers.com.