Ten shifts in faith-sharing that emerge from 3Story®
II Corinthians 5:14 – 21
It’s stories, more than steps. Acts 17:27-28
3Story is about bringing 3 stories together in a natural way. It is not taking people through a sequence of pre-determined steps.
It’s honesty, more than perfection. Phil. 3:9b, 12 – 13
3Story asks the believer to be honest, not perfect.
It’s them, more than you. I Thessalonians 2:8
3Story allows our friends to be who they are as we discover Their Story.
It’s questions, more than answers. John 4: 1-30
3Story is more about asking questions than giving answers. Christians often offer answers to questions that not-yet-followers of Christ aren’t even asking.
It’s listening, more than telling. Colossians 4:6
3Story starts out with listening not preaching. It’s built on the assumption that people listen to people who listen.
It’s hope, more than judgment. I Peter 3:15 – 16a
3Story is primarily about me sharing my need for Jesus and my hope in Him rather than me judging others’ lifestyles, words or choices.
It’s the Holy Spirit, more than program. Romans 8: 26 – 30
3Story means being led by God’s Spirit in our relationships. It’s not working through tips or techniques to maneuver God into a conversation. It’s about bringing Jesus’ Story into a relationship at just the right moment.
It’s circular, more than linear. John 4: 1- 30
3Story invites people to discover parts of Jesus’ Story that are most relevant to them at that moment. Jesus’ Story doesn’t come to everybody in the same order or with the same words.
It’s love, more than knowledge. I Corinthians 13: 1 – 2, 13
Not only in a postmodern world, but also from a biblical worldview, love wins peoples hearts.
It’s contributing, more than controlling. I Peter 3:16a
3Story is not about controlling. Rather, it’s about allowing conversations to be free enough to flow and to bring Jesus naturally into those topics or discussions.