UNSURE WHAT STORY TO TELL?
If you're not sure what you want to share, consider these questions:
What experience in your life either helped or challenged your spiritual journey?
Was there ever a time you doubted God, or a time when you wanted more of God in your life? What did you do, and how did God respond?
Was there a particular event or experience that gave you a deeper understanding of who God is, or a deeper sense of who he made you to be? Explain that journey.
Has there been a specific way that God has blessed you, or a difficult season that you experienced His faithfulness?
Maybe you just got back from serving someone in your community or in another country; what did you learn about yourself, and what did you learn about God through that experience?
Be conversational. Focus on expressing your thoughts and feelings, not on the words.
Be specific. Use concrete situations, details, and emotions. Help people visualize.
Be honest. Embrace the messiness. Don't exaggerate or sugarcoat.
Be real. You are a work in progress. So is what God is doing. Don’t feel the need to tie it up.
Be simple: Don’t clutter your story with details, tangents, backstories or people that aren’t really connected to your focus.