Scott Hodge



May 11, 2009


A few months ago, my friend Ben Arment called me with an idea about creating a first-of-its-kind experience for writers, communicators, artists, pastors, and church leaders.  The idea was to design a conference where people could learn from some of the most effective communicators of the Gospel today. 

But the best part was that Ben wanted the conference to happen in or around Chicago.  So we started talking venues…and one thing led to another…..which eventually landed the project called "Story" at two incredible venues in the Chicago area:

The Paramount Theatre and The Orchardboth in Aurora!  (For those of you who don't know, The Orchard is the church community where I serve as Lead Pastor.)

So of course, I'm excited!  But the thing that I'm most excited about is the idea and heart behind this 2 day event.  I believe that the greatest story – the story of the Gospel – is a story that deserves to be communicated in the most creative, engaging, and beautiful way possible.  And that's what Story is going to be all about.

Enough rambling…  Let me give you a few details:

Dates: October 28th & 29th

Where: Paramount Theatre (28th) and The Orchard (29th) – both in Aurora (40 miles west of Chicago).

Main Speakers (28th): Dave Gibbons, Don Miller, Ed Young, Nancy Beach, Stacy Spencer, Chris Seay, and Mike Foster

How's that for diversity!?  WOW.

That's a lot to digest and this post is getting too be long, so I'm going to save the workshop speakers for another post.  But it is definitely going to be an amazing group of people who are coming together in October. 

Go to the Story website now. 

And oh yeah – they are also giving away a trip to C.S. Lewis' home in Oxford, England!

2 Responses to “Story”

  1. Matt Hook says:

    Dude – is Jimi going to be on the bill?

  2. Luke Dusek says:

    This looks like its going to be an awesome conference. I’m excited to take a few more people from the launch team next time we’re in town.

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