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Lake Community Church launches 'The Story'

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The Bible is the best-selling book in history, but how many people in Alexandria actually read it? A Gallup survey reports that the average American household has four Bibles. However, research by Pew Forum on Religion and Public Life found that only 16 percent of Americans read the Bible every day.

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Lake Community Church hopes to reverse this trend, starting with its own congregation. Pastor Ron Berget believes that The Story, a Zondervan best-seller, is the right tool to increase biblical literacy and help readers understand how their own stories intersect with God's story. Consisting of 31 chapters of Scriptures sequenced in chronological order, The Story presents the word of God in a novel-like format.

The Story Church Campaign is a unique program providing up to 31 weeks of curriculum for children, teen and adult classes and small groups and up to 31 weeks of corresponding sermons. Lake Community Church plans to begin on September 16.

With thousands of participating churches nationwide, The Story is becoming a movement that is bringing a range of benefits to local churches. Many have reported increased community outreach, increased biblical literacy, congregational growth and a greater understanding of God's story.

Lake Community Church invites the public to experience The Story. Sunday services start at 9 a.m. at 1751 County Road 44 NW, Alexandria.

For more information, visit www.thestory.com.

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