From March 2014, Travis and Pixi Johnson will be devoting their time to launch the new organisation “AccessTheStory”.
“We’ve seen the life-transformation that God’s story brings, and are convinced that now is the time to focus on engaging a generation in discipleship and bible engagement through the lens of story.”
A recent study commissioned by the Bible Society of Australia reveals that 70% of Australian young people never read the Bible. In publishing that study, the Bible Society highlighted “IMMERSE” as one of the effective programs to engage the emerging generation in the Bible Story. IMMERSE is the project that Travis has been working on for the last five years, and it has been so successful that he, with Pixi, has chosen to follow God’s call to further equip people with the principles and practice discovered through the IMMERSE project.
“We are sad to leave Youth Ministries Australia (the youth arm of Campus Crusade for Christ Australia) as we birth “AccessTheStory” but we’re thankful for the good grounding they have given us to further the kind of work we’ve seen happen through IMMERSE. We hope that our connection with YMA, and partnerships with other people and groups will serve to ‘raise up a story-formed generation who will be released into communities of faith for the mission of God.’”
You can read more of Travis and Pixi’s journey to this point on Trav’s blog.