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What's Your Story?

We’ve all heard the gospel called Good News. But another way to translate that term is “the Good Story.” Every one of us has a unique story to tell. A story no one else can tell. Yet the Hero in all those stories is the same — Jesus!

Post April 6-12

Post your story any time April 6-12 with the #JesusChangedMyLife hashtag and your church’s handle to connect viewers to a local church or ministry (e.g. #JesusChangedMyLife @wayfmradio).

The Why

Easter 2020

On Easter, churches around the country will not be able to gather in-person as they traditionally do. This is heartbreaking because COVID-19 has many people looking for answers to life’s deepest questions and wondering if there is any hope. 

This, more than ever, is the time for the church to rise up and proclaim the message of the resurrection. But how can we do this when we are not allowed to meet?

We believe this obstacle is actually an opportunity — an opportunity to share the gospel with far more people than we typically would on Easter and to empower you to be the primary messengers of that good news. This is a plan created by a local church in LA but the idea has spread to churches in dozens of states across the U.S.

The What

3 Easy Steps

Prepare

Prepare to share your story. Scroll down further for some tips on what to say.

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Post

Post your 60 second video on social media this week with the hashtag #JesusChangedMyLife.

Invite

Tag the church you’re attending virtually on Easter and invite friends to join with you.

Whatever you were, you are not that any more. Talk about the way Jesus saved you and how He’s showing you a new way of life.

The How

Story Outline

1. Growing up...

Growing up, I saw Jesus as a divine addition to your squad if you needed comfort and courage. Life wasn’t about God, life was about girls.

2. My life was...

I was driven by my need be seen as somebody special. This led to a pursuit of excellence in art, hookups, and blackouts as I did anything I could to be accepted. By the time I moved to LA, I already felt exhausted and felt empty.

3. Then I heard...

Then I heard about the risen Jesus. Not the divine hype man, but the King of all things who became a man so He could save us. The Jesus who died but rose from the grave and offers new life to all who follow Him.

4. Now...

I’m not saying following Jesus has made life “all good all the time.” But every day He shows me I am not defined by my failures or successes, but by the love of the One who conquered death.

Example Stories

Tips for Selfie Videos

Here are some best practices for shooting yourself on your phone.

Simple, clean backdrops are ideal – Avoid distracting backgrounds or crowed spaces.

In natural light – Avoid backlighting. The main source of light should be facing you, not behind you.

In artificial light – Avoid standing directly below an overhead light or anything else that creates hard shadows. Consider using a stand lamp several feet away for good indirect light.

Shoot eye level – Shooting from above or below will make you seem diminished or imposing. Eye level communicates accessibility.

Clean your camera – Make sure the lens of your selfie camera is clean before shooting.

Shoot portrait – Align your phone vertically.