April 6, 2013

The Rest of the Story

The concept of “story” isn’t new. But especially in our attempts to share our personal stories of our relationship with Christ and how that relationship has impacted our lives, this concept can be challenging.

One way to help students share their stories is to ask them to write down five of their life experiences that have impacted them spiritually. Then ask them to try to identify a particular theme that is woven throughout those experiences. For example, “All of these experiences involved my being afraid of something or someone, but Christ replaced my fear with courage,” or “All of these experiences made me feel very inadequate, but God gave me a sense of worth and value.”

It’s from this theme that students can share how Christ has impacted their lives.