A couple of years ago I was part of a weekend where we spent some time on the streets of Sheffield sharing Jesus love with people. One of the ways we did that was ‘Share a sofa, share a story’ where you invited people to sit with you on the sofa and share their story. There were some beautiful connections and moments of sharing Jesus love on these sofas. We’re wired for connection and story telling is a great way that we connect with one another.
With today’s technology we don’t need to share a sofa to share a story. But I know that I love to hear about how people are connecting in with what God is doing and I am excited to see the Fresh Expressions – Stories app become one space where people do that.
It could be a story about what God is doing through your Fresh Expression; it could be a thought on discipleship; it could be a thanksgiving, a question, something you’d love the network to be praying for. If you’re a leader, ask your teams and the people who are part of your fresh expressions, messy churches, pioneer communities to be sharing their stories too.
My challenge to you this month is, as the lyrics of the song go, ‘Easy as 1, 2, 3…’
- Take 1 minute to share a story on the app
- Find 2 posts to comment on or like
- Tell 3 friends about the app and encourage them to download it and add their story
And if you haven’t heard about the app, head back to this blog post to find out more.
You can download the Fresh Expressions – Stories app for Apple and Android phones using the following links: