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My name is Holly and I am the education director at South Grandville CRC. I am looking to put a faith stories workshop together to help people of our congregation write out their faith stories and share them with the children of our Sunday School. Does anyone out there have ideas on how to do this?


Hi Holly, we spoke earlier, but I wanted to post these ideas for the benefit of others who might also be interested in sharing faith stories. It's an exciting project!

Here are a few resources that might be helpful:

  • The Faith Formation video from the Synodical Faith Formation Committee. 
  •  The Walk On Resource Guide (pages 25-28 are reproducible and talk about sharing your faith story, and include a worksheet to help prepare your story) and video. 
  • The book Celebrating the Milestones by Laura Keeley and Robert J. Keeley. This book includes a very good foundation for why sharing faith stories and marking milestones strengthens the faith of the whole community.
  • The student book Companions in Christ: A Group Experience in Spiritual Formation-- the study in Part 1, Week Four is about thinking of the ways that you see God at work in your life and preparing to share your faith journey with the group. Unfortunately there isn't anything reproducible in this book, but it may spark some ideas that you could use for the workshop. 
  • The book God in My Life by Marenc Tirabassi may also be helpful because it includes activities that can be used in cross-generational settings.

Let us know how it turns out!

Thanks Jolanda! These resouces were very helpful!
The workshop will be held April 14 & 28 at 7 p.m. Please, pray for me and the attendees that this will be a beneficial workshop!

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