An opportunity to tell your story of faith, life, & hope.
As we enter into the season of Easter (the fifty days before Pentecost), we remember, celebrate, and live out the hope of the resurrection.
Intertwined with the crucifixion of Good Friday, the story of resurrection beautifully holds together pain and joy, normal moments in life mixed with the unexpected, the mundane with the unexplainable, human sin and divine grace. It is through resurrection that death has been broken and new life has seeped into all areas of creation.
This resurrection story is a holy one, a transformative one: it is a story worth telling.
Step 1 – Choose a Prompt
Consider the prompts below, do they evoke a story you desire to tell? Who might you like to interview, or tell a story with? Or would you like to tell your story alone?
Step 2 – Map It Out
Once you have decided what story you’d like to tell, take some time to map it out. What points or themes do you want to highlight. What image helps you illustrate this story? How will you begin? How will you wrap it up? Try to keep the story between 4-6 minutes – shorter is okay too!
Tip: Grab a pen & paper to map out your story. This can help you while you’re recording later!
If you need some more help, check out the questions listed in Step 2 of the PDF.
Step 3 – Tell Your Story
Now you’re ready to sign up to tell your story! Choose how you’d like to record your story: at the church or from home.
At the Church: After you sign up, you will be able to choose a time to come to the church and record your story. More instructions will be available when you come in to record.
From Home: Use a voice recording app on your phone or computer to record your story. There are lots of great apps out there, but here are two options (with instructions):
Once you have your recording, please send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tell us about one of the most important people in your life.
Tell us about the person who has had the greatest influence on your life. What lessons did they teach you?
Who is someone that has shown you great love?
Share some important lessons you’ve learned in life.
Share some of your earliest childhood memories.
How would you like people to remember you?
Share a story where you have felt both joy and sadness.
Tell us about a time you overcame a fear in life.
Share a story where you felt greatly loved.
What brings you great hope in life?
Where is a place that brings your peace?
Tell us about the love of your life.
How did you meet your wife/husband/partner?
Describe your first date with your wife/husband/partner.
Tell us about your wedding day. Did it go as you imagined?
What have you learned from your wife/husband/partner?
Tell us about some traditions that have been passed down through our church family. When and how did they get started?
When was a time you were proud to be a part of Myers Park Presbyterian Church?
What are your favorite Christian holidays and traditions? Why?
Growing up, what role did the church play in your life?
What important lessons have your faith taught you?
Who is someone who’s shaped your faith greatly?
Growing Up & School
Tell us about where you grew up and what your childhood was like.
What are your most vivid memories of school?
Tell us about a teacher or other adult that impacted your life while you were growing up.
Did you have a nickname? What was it and how did you get it? Does anyone still call you by that nickname?
Has your life been different from what you imagined as a teenager?
What has it been like for you to live through this pandemic?
What has given you hope and comfort during this time?
What has been the most challenging part of this experience?
How is this experience different from other historical events you’ve lived through?
What memory of this time do you think will stay with you?
Has this experience changed you? If so, how?
What lessons have you learned from living through this pandemic?
What have been your thoughts and feelings as you’ve watched and/or participated in the protests for racial equity?
What lessons do you hope our country can take from this moment?
What has been hardest for you at this time?
What are your hopes for the future of this country?