Testimony is a time when we bring our own stories before God. Every one of us has a God-story somewhere in our lives. This is probably the most affirming audience you will ever have. The guidelines are simple:
1) It has to be your own personal story or experience, not a story about something about happened to someone else. Think about a time when God felt especially close, or especially far away. Consider things that have happened in your life that helped you realize something about God. Which leads us to guideline #2…
2) God must be a character in your story.
3) Write your God-story down and share it with Pastor Kerri at least a week before your turn to offer testimony. No fancy words required. If God is not explicitly a character in your story, we will work together to refine it until we find where God is.
Don’t think you have a God-story, or yours doesn’t measure up? Perhaps this is a word of hope for you: Your story is not competing in the Supernatural Activity Olympics nor for Tragedy-of-the-Week. You don’t have to believe or say the right things about God according to any creed or authority. You are not going to get kicked out of the church for saying the wrong thing. You don’t have to write the Great American Novel …you’re just sharing a glimpse of sacred truth you have come to see through your own experience.
4) It should take no more than 3-5 minutes to tell. If it’s longer, you may not have found the core of your story yet (or maybe it’s a sermon in the works). We can take time to refine it.
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