High School Resources
tips on how to share your story
How did you first hear of Jesus? Was it a family member, friend, pamphlet, etc.? What was your initial response? Did you believe the first time you heard?
What was your conversion like? Was it sudden, gradual, substantial, or simple? How did it feel? How was it applied (i.e., were there immediate changes, or gradual changes)?
What is the most important thing you have learned about Jesus since your conversion? This is important, and may not be only one thing, but it might be helpful to have one theme going throughout your story when you prepare to share it with others. Was he your Redeemer? If so, what did he redeem you from?
How has your view of yourself changed in view of your relationship with Jesus? What lies did you believe about yourself before you met Jesus? What truth has replaced those lies?
How does your story best point people to Jesus? Is it a story of a criminal being forgiven of a crime? Is it one who was dead because of their sin finding life? Is it a story about someone being lost, then being found? Sound familiar? There are stories like this all over the Bible. There are stories like this being written today. You are a part of God’s story!
We believe baptism is an outward expression and testimony of an inward transformation. Before a child can be baptized the following must occur:
- He/she must repent of his/her sins and trust in Jesus as Lord and Savior.
- Each person that gets baptized, including kids, meet with a Mission Hills staff member or elder to share their story prior to getting baptized. These interviews are scheduled during the baptism class, which are offered near baptism dates … which correlate near baptism dates.
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