Jesus called His followers witnesses. We are, in fact, witnesses
to His unfolding story. This story is not only our calling-it's the next generation's
best chance of identifying with the Church and changing the world.
become storytellers, we learn to see the world in terms of stories being lived and
told. We discover deeper insights into God, ourselves, and others. Through story
we uncover a better framework for understanding abstract concepts such as purpose
and conflict, as well as more concrete aspects of our lives such as work, technology,
communication, and community. Story touches every part of our lives because it's
the form factor of our lives-story is inside all of us, and we're all inside a story.
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Do You Know What Makes a Great Story Great?
All the best stories have a few things in common; sometimes we just have to step back from our daily routine to see them. First, we need the voice of a narrator or a storyteller. Then, add interesting characters, throw them into a risky setting, and get ready for a good dose of conflict. Give those characters a purpose or goal and then...well, then the real action begins!
When we recognize the elements of a great story, we begin to see our lives as a part of God's story. We'll better understand what He has for us, what we should believe about this story, and how we should live.
God's story is happening. We are right in the middle of a page-turner-and God is in it with us. Start seeing your life as a part of God's story and make some great adventures happen right now!