Telling the Stories

Brad M. Griffin | Feb 4, 2010

One of the things we’ve been challenged to do more of here at FYI is tell the stories—the stories of transformation in the lives of youth workers and the students they serve every day. The stories of how our resources and training have made a difference. My hunch is that we could all stand to “tell the stories” more often, and more poignantly, to those who support and encourage us. The better we become at storytelling, the more others can catch the vision and invest their prayers and other resources toward our ministries.

I appreciate Eric Iverson, an FYI research partner and author of this week’s E-Journal article on short-term missions, for the way he tells stories of transformation. In fact, we’re posting two Deep Justice Stories based on case studies Eric has shared about churches who take missions far beyond the “mission trip.” Check out the first one today about First Baptist Church of Keene.

How do you tell your stories?

Brad M. Griffin

Brad M. Griffin is the Senior Director of Content for the Fuller Youth Institute (FYI), where he develops research-based training for youth workers and parents. A speaker, blogger, and volunteer youth pastor, Brad is the coauthor of Faith in an Anxious World, Growing Young, several Sticky Faith books, Every Parent’s Guide to Navigating Our Digital World, and the series Can I Ask That?: 8 Hard Questions about God and Faith. Brad and his family live in Southern California.


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