Listen to the podcast.
Taking notes will help you get the most from the podcast. Brief bullet points are below.
Before your meet up.
Preparing to share your story at your Envoy Community meet up.
Over the next two weeks everyone take their turn to share their faith story, you can use the following to guide you. Your story might be one big moment but it's just as likely to have grown over a period of time. Your biggest challenge is to keep it to a maximum of 10 minutes (after all we want everyone to have a go)!
What was life like prior to any awareness of Jesus?
What was going on in or around you that triggered an awareness of Jesus and how that transitioned into you following Him?
Can you name a time or times when Gods presence impacted you or was very real to you in a way that has caused a deeper relationship with God?
When at your meet up.
How to respond to a story shared in your Envoy Community meet up.
Using the guide you've listened to in this weeks podcast respond to the person who has shared their story.
You can do this in one of two ways.
After a person has shared you can take a minute to internally review with the Holy Spirit what the Spirit sees and what you hear to feed back.
We ask that...
Everyone shares their story.
Everyone responds to each story heard.
Only say what encourages and will strengthen and build up.
We ask this because silence is powerful. Our words therefore can reduce fear and build up the other person. This week and next are very active in building our little community. This may feel a little scary or risky but please take the risk. Risk is often the place of faith and growth.
Do you need extra notes?
click here for the bullet points from the podcast and some extra material thrown in. These are not extensive so we encourage you to take notes as you listen. You can always print the bullet points and write your notes alongside them.
RESOURCES FOR USE WITH THE PODCAST
If you have watched one of these videos in the past then just use the other one.
Seeing hearing - Layer one.
Whats right in front of me? Colours, Accents, Location etc.
Seeing hearing - Layer two.
What story is being painted by them/impression forming in me? Character, Personality, Connection, Faith.
Seeing hearing - Layer three.
Whats do I hear behind this person, what is God's mood music in the background?
What so I see in front of this person, what is it God is painting into their story/yet to be painted/Gods perspective.