The Power of Story

One of the beautiful things about a story is that everyone has one.storytelling2  Everyone has a story they can share. Maybe they have a story of triumph.  Maybe they have a story of heartbreak.  Maybe they have a story of redemption.

Another thing I like about a story is that there are often ‘mini’ stories within the whole.  These mini stories build onto, add, and contribute to the bigger story.  Often times, the mini stories are simple and a  moment is typically found at the center.

If everyone can share a story, then how are you allowing students to share the stories of what God is doing in their lives?  I am finding that the sharing of stories is becoming an integral and life-giving part of the DNA of our GoCo families.  Social space is a great setting for students to share their stories.  It becomes contagious and inspiring among the students.  When they hear a couple of their peers share stories of how God is using them, even if it’s something little, they begin to realize that they can, in fact, live their lives as their mission.

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