Re-ignite a Relational Revolution
Twenty-five years ago, Dr. Larry Crabb first challenged us to start a relational revolution- one so grand it would require a supernatural encounter with God, a wholesale transformation of our internal worlds, and a radical new vision for authentic and deep community. Many joined the revolution, and we found a New Way to live based in spiritual relating and formation which brought freedom to us and restoration to our relationships. In a world rife with division, be it racial, generational, or gendered, it is time to revive the revolution, calling for an eternal perspective that changes hearts, changes individuals, and changes relationships.
On March 4-6, 2022, a year after Larry arrived in Heaven, we are hosting the Larger Story Summit at the Billy Graham Training Center at the Cove in Asheville, NC. Join us as we remember Larry, interact around the truths that have impacted our lives, and hear about the direction of Larger Story as it seeks to advance his message to the next generation.
I am praying for a revolution in the church of Jesus Christ, a revolution that takes full advantage of the new way of the Spirit…I envision a revolution that creates true community and transforms lives, a revolution that centers on an encounter with God that fills the soul with sheer delight.
-Dr. Larry Crabb, Shattered Dreams (2001)
The Larger Story Summit offers you a chance to remember and honor this teacher and companion who taught us all truths and methods that have shaped our relationship with God and with others. You will have a chance to reconnect with people who have experienced the transformational concepts Larry taught at the Schools of Spiritual Direction, at Next Step, and through his writings. And we hope this time together will re-energize, inspire, and encourage you to continue your journey of faith with patient endurance while seeking to put God on display through relational holiness and inviting a new generation to join the revolution.
About the Book of the Month
Encouragement: The Unexpected Power of Building Others Up
According to Drs. Larry Crabb and Dan Allender, encouragement is more than a compliment or a pat on the back. It’s a skill that can be mastered by anyone. Crabb and Allender ask: “What must we know in order to fulfill the biblical exhortation to ‘encourage one another?’” Encouragement provides the answer.
Part one deals with understanding encouragement, and part two explores the process of encouragement, including such practical how-tos as developing a careful selection of encouraging words; cultivating active listening skills; using biblical fellowship to move beyond superficial smiles and shallow greetings; and recognizing subtle opportunities for encouragement.
Without the encouragement of a caring community, biblical truth taught in church tends to just thicken people’s defense layers. But authenticity, freedom, and greater love for God and others are the fruit of encouragement, and evidence of the tremendous power God invests in individuals who practice it.
Catch up on the latest from Larger Story.
Enjoy a few hand picked videos from this eventful year.
Dr. Larry Crabb’s Memorial Service in Charlotte, NC
Ministry transition update from Larry & the Larger Story Team just before he passed.
Hear how Larry’s wife, Rachael, and their two sons are doing a few months after his passing.