“Showcase the Gospel in Living Color” follows the Chen couple as they meet their adopted son, Jacob, for the first time. This remarkably powerful and quality film shows the intimate moments when a couple becomes a family as the Chens hold Jacob for the first time. As you will see, adoption can be an outward witness to and expression of worship for God’s adoption of us—and a way to showcase the gospel in living color to the world (Gal. 4:4-7).
Austin Stone Church has launched an incredible adoption campaign to try and adopt all 244 kids needing adoption in the city of Austin, Texas. They have also created an extensive foster care initiative to provide Christian homes to children who need a family.
The Storyframes Collective is a collaborative effort between The Gospel Coalition and the Austin Stone Church for the purpose of celebrating the extraordinary work of God in the lives of ordinary people. Through excellence in the art of storytelling (film, photojournalism, spoken word, and writing), this project aims to recount God’s redemptive, transforming work in the lives of our brothers and sisters. In form, this website collects encouraging stories about God’s grace. In function, we want these stories to inspire you to praise God.
As a collective, we hope that people from around the world will join us in collecting and telling the amazing stories of God’s grace and the power of the gospel. We hope this project will increase your faith, encourage your spirit, and open your eyes to the extraordinary work of God every day in your life and in the lives of others around you.
While these stories differ in characters, formats, and locations, they share the same hero: God. Whether highlighting addiction recovery, healing, renewal, transformation, or any other form of good news, they testify to God’s power and grace, made available to us through the person and work of Jesus Christ.
We hope you not only enjoy reading, hearing, and seeing these stories, but also take time to observe the stories of those around you. Tell others the story of what God has done for the world in Jesus Christ, and tell us your story—what God has done in you.