Augsburg Fortress

Echo the Story

Experience the Bible in a new way

Why choose Echo the Story?

  • Stories that connect with savvy youth

    Features Bible stories from the beginning of the Bible all the way through to the early church.

  • Quick lesson prep

    Leader guides include everything needed to facilitate a session and encourage everyone to learn together.

  • A guided experience with the Bible

    Encourage your group to wonder, reflect, discuss, explore, and seek out meaningful connections with daily life.

  • A variety of learning styles

    Embraces the many different ways that youth learn.

How it works

Sessions follow a six-part sequence for encountering the Bible in a variety of ways.

  1. Rewind

    The Story So Far video presents a fast-paced, animated review.

  2. Prepare

    The group gets ready for imaginative listening.

  3. Imagine

    The leader tells the Bible story, using the script provided in the Leader Guide.

  4. Capture

    Participants use Sketch Journals to capture interesting aspects of the story.

  5. Remix

    Participants retell parts of the Bible story in their own creative ways.

  6. Connect

    Participants share observations and insights with the group.

"The stories make you really think. Forget what you think you know. Listen like you haven’t heard it before. You will see things you have never seen before!"
Bryan , student
"I loved how the stories and questions made the students think beyond just the stories they have known since childhood. . . . Almost every time we met, the discussion would lead to some really deep thoughts and questions. The challenge was great."
Sharry , group leader
"My son has been learning about the Bible at home and school his entire life. He has learned more from these stories about God than from anywhere else."
Jessica , parent

Scope and sequence

Experience an overview of the Bible with Echo the Story 12, or dig deeper with Echo the Story 36. Download the full scope and sequence.

Creation
Genesis 1–3
Disruption
Genesis 3–9
The Promise
Genesis 12–13; 15–18; 21
Exodus
Exodus 1–5; 7–15
Commands
Exodus 19–20; 24–25; 31–32; 34; 40
Judges & Kings
Numbers 14; 22; Joshua 11;
Judges 2–3; 17; 21; 1 Samuel
8–9; 13–18; 22–23; 26; 31;
2 Samuel 5; 7–8; 11–12;
1 Kings 14
Exile
1 Kings 3–5; 8–14; 2 Kings 17; 24–25; 2 Chronicles 7; 36; Amos 3–5; 7; Jeremiah 18; 23; 29; 31; Ezekiel 36; Ezra 1–2; Nehemiah 4; 6
God-with-Us
Luke 1–3; Matthew 1–3;
Mark 1; John 1
Miracles
Matthew 8–9; Mark 2; 4;
Luke 4–5; John 5
God’s Kingdom
Matthew 5; 12–13; 18; 20; 22; Mark 2; 10; Luke 11; 13–14; 17
Death-to-Life
Matthew 26–28; Luke 19;
22–24; John 11; 15
The Church
Acts 1–2
Creation
Genesis 1–2
Rebellion
Genesis 3–4
Flood
Genesis 6–9
Promise
Genesis 12–13; 15–18; 21
Jacob & Esau
Genesis 25; 27–28; 32–33
Joseph
Genesis 37; 39–47
Exodus
Exodus 1–5; 7–15
Commands
Exodus 19–20; 24–26; 32–40
Wandering
Exodus 16; Numbers 13–14; Deuteronomy 29–31
Promised Land
Joshua 2–4; 7
Judges
Joshua 25; Judges 2; 4–8
Ruth
Ruth 1–4
King Saul
1 Samuel 2–3; 7–11; 13–16; 18
King David
1 Samuel 19; 22–24; 26–27; 31; 2 Samuel 5; 7–8; 11–12; 14–15; 17–18
King Solomon
1 Kings 2–8; 10–11;
1 Chronicles 28
Prophets’ Warnings
1 Kings 12–14; 17–18;
2 Kings 1–2; 17; 24–25;
2 Chronicles 36; Isaiah 58;
Jeremiah 11; 18; 29
Daniel
Jeremiah 29; Ezekiel 36; Daniel 1–2; 6
Rebuilding
Ezra 1–3; 6; Nehemiah 1–2; 4; 6–8
Jesus’ Birth
Matthew 1–2; Luke 1–2
Baptism & Temptation
Mark 1; Luke 2; 4
Jesus’ Followers
Mark 1–2; Luke 19; John 1
Hope & Healing
Matthew 9; 15; Luke 4; 7; 18
Miracles
Mark 2; 4; 6; John 5
Kingdom Ways
Matthew 5; 18; 20; Luke 10
Parables
Matthew 13; Luke 13; 15; 17
Kingdom Treasures
Matthew 8; 10; 18; Luke 12; 14
Jesus’ Encounters
John 3–4; 8
Rising Tension
Luke 11; 19–20; 22
New Promise
Luke 22; John 13–15
Death-to-Life
Luke 22–24
The Church
Acts 1–2; 4
Signs & Wonders
Acts 3–5
Persecution & Growth
Acts 6–8
Peter
Acts 5; 8–9; 10; 12; 1 Peter 3; 2 Peter 1
Paul
Acts 9; 13–17; 28; 2 Corinthians 4; 11;
1 Thessalonians 1–2;
Romans 1
New Creation
Revelation 1; 4; 21

We offer free webinars about Echo the Story.
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