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TIPS: Preparing Your Personal Story
- Pray as you prepare your story. Pray as you finalize your story. Pray as you share your story.
- Prepare your story so that the listener will understand HOW Jesus has changed your life.
- Avoid too much detail about the bad things in your past that might emphasize sinful exploits.
- In telling how you came to trust in Christ, say it in a way that helps others know how they can trust Him, too.
- It may be helpful to use a short Bible verse, if it fits naturally, and if it will aid understanding.
- Try to use common, non-church language as you tell your story. Avoid using religious terms like “alleluia,” “saved,” “born again,” etc., which may have no meaning (or a negative meaning) to them. Avoid preaching; you are simply telling your story.
- Avoid speaking negatively about any other religious tradition, especially the one you followed before trusting in Christ. Focus on what Christ has done in your life, not the errors of your former faith.
- End your story naturally. Sometimes it is appropriate to conclude by asking for their response – e.g. “Have you ever experienced something like this in your life?”
TIPS: Telling Your Story
- God may give you opportunities to share your story at any point in your life. Be sensitive to the Holy Spirit’s leading.
- Sometimes that may be good to ask their permission to tell your story ("May I tell you a little about my own story?"). Make sure that your friend wants to hear before sharing.
- Learn to tell your story in a personal, conversational way (not a sermon or speech).
- When sharing your story, listen as well. If people have questions or are confused about what you are saying, take time to interact. It should not be a monologue.
- Share in such a way that is respectful and not judgmental, so that you can continue to build your friendship.