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Week 9 - Why and How Should I Tell Others?
Sharing YOUR Story
When we tell our story, we’re partnering with what God is already doing in someone’s life to pull them closer to God. We need to not just believe in God, but also experience him. That’s what this Rooted journey is all about—balancing knowledge with practice.
Make sure to challenge your group to be praying about an opportunity to share their story with someone, if they haven’t already. This is part of the Rooted Experience.
Cards & Rooted Stories
In this final week together, take some time to let everyone share their experiences with Rooted. What pieces were most meaningful to them? Has something changed in their lives? It doesn’t have to be some big revelation, but something most likely has happened that’s moved them a little closer to Jesus.
We believe that “the story you live in is the story you live out.” That’s what Rooted is all about—understanding the story of God and our place inside of it.
In your group, we are asking you to make a card that flips from “I WAS ___ “ to “JESUS IS ___.” It could be a single word or it could be a phrase. Feel free to break the mold and think outside the box. These cards could help them both with their bigger story, but specifically for Week 10 help them tell their story when it comes to their Rooted experience as well.
Separate from the cards above, these cards are for each person in your group. These are to help facilitate telling their story after week 9, they will talk about what Jesus has done for them in this Rooted season for Week 10 before you speak truth into their lives. It doesn’t have to be confined to their story from this specific season, but it is helpful to reflect on the positive things that have happened.
These cards are slightly different than the “Cardboard Testimonies” It will allow everyone to participate. On one side they say “10 Weeks Ago, I __” and the other says “Today, I __.” Feel free to let them explain beyond those constraints.
You can simply download/print the ROOTED Response Card HERE (click to print attached PDF) and your group members can make their own for the celebration. These should be shared then.
Be SURE to relay one or two stories we could tell at the Celebration. We want to put a few stories on display for everyone to celebrate what Jesus has been doing this season.
Email email@example.com to nominate anyone that comes to mind.
SHARE YOUR STORY
LOOK AHEAD | Important Decisions & Dates
Preparing for Week 10. Prep your group to think through one or two encouraging truths they want to share with each person in their group. Maybe encourage them to think of a word, a phrase, quality, or a passion that comes to mind when they think about each individual in their group.
The point of the ROOTED experience is to help establish 7 Rhythms that foster a transformational lifestyle. We want to provide a few opportunities to help everyone continue: