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Being A Witness

Jesus depended on the witness of his disciples and followers to share the Good News of God’s love and compassion. If it hadn’t been for Peter, Mary Magdalene, or even Doubting Thomas, would we have the humble privilege of knowing our Savior?

When Jesus was resurrected and revealed himself to Mary outside of the tomb:
Jesus said to her, “Woman, why are you weeping? Whom are you looking for?” Supposing him to be the gardener, she said to him, “Sir, if you have carried him away, tell me where you have laid him, and I will take him away.” Jesus said to her, “Mary!” She turned and said to him in Hebrew, “Rabbouni!” (which means Teacher). Jesus said to her, “Do not hold on to me, because I have not yet ascended to the Father. But go to my brothers and say to them, ‘I am ascending to my Father and your Father, to my God and your God.’” Mary Magdalene went and announced to the disciples, “I have seen the Lord”; and she told them that he had said these things to her.
- John 20: 15-18 (NRSV)

Why didn’t Jesus just do it himself? Why did he trust another person to carry and spread the most important message in history?

God is counting on us.

Our stories carry power, and our experiences of God’s holy presence in our lives makes a difference. Even if you don’t feel comfortable sharing your story publicly, consider writing it down in a journal just for yourself or sharing it with someone you love and trust.

This is one step in bringing God’s kingdom to earth.

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    Invite a Friend to Church

    A great way to share your story or to help your friends share their stories is to invite them to church! You never know what conversations will arise when you ask someone if they're connected to a church. They may open up to you about their church experiences, their thoughts on God, and what they believe. It's okay if they decide not to come to church with you. It's not about getting them in the building; it's all about building a relationship. You probably have a story to share about being in the community of Christ!

    Inviting a friend to church can seem scary, so we've put together some resources to help you think through invitation. Let's get started sharing our stories!

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    Why should you share?

    We are called to share the Good News in all the ways we can! Maybe you’ve experienced loss, grief, or turmoil and can help others know that they aren’t alone. Maybe you’ve had an experience of deep joy, overwhelming peace, or have a gift of seeing God in the little moments of life. You can uplift your siblings in Christ with your personal story.

    Sharing your faith journey is part of being in community and growing in relationship. Everyone has a story. Your testimony could help someone else grow in their relationship with God. Give us a sneak peak into your story below, and we'll contact you to help you share through video, article, blog post or something completely different and unique.

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