We would love for you to submit your testimony! Read below for some examples and questions to help you get started. Then, when you are ready, simply submit your testimony here!
Tell us your story!
Using just cardboard and a permanent marker, you can convey a powerful message about how God has acted in your life. On one side, write a word or phrase describing your situation before God acted, and on the other side write what God did, or what he is still doing in your life.
- Cardboard Testimonies 2012 (video)
In his book Just Walk Across the Room, Pastor Bill Hybels challenges readers to distill their testimony into a simple and sincere story of about 100 words. “You will be absolutely amazed by the power of your own story once you have been diligent to hone and shape and refine it,” he says. “When you communicate your personal faith story with sincerity, you will see supernatural sparks fly as God uses it for his glory and your listener’s good.”
Hybels makes it easy to share your story: “It’s worth searching your heart and soul to firm up the 3-pronged foundation of your story: the key word or concept that describes who you were before you met Christ; the fact that you then came into a relationship with Christ; and the key word or concept that describes who you are after walking with Christ for a time.
Brevity (you can tell your story in the space of 45-60 seconds)
Clarity (you stick to one key plot line)
Simplicity (you avoid religious jargon)
Humility (you tell your story without a pious or haughty attitude)
Let’s begin to write out your story in 100 words or less. Remember, keep it brief, stay focused, make it easy to understand, and convey it with a humble and honest heart.
- Who were you and what were you like before Christ? (2-3 sentences)
- Where did you meet Christ and how did it happen? (1-2 sentences)
- Who are you and what are you like now after you’ve asked Christ into your life? (2-3 sentences)