Sharing our faith story plants seeds of encouragement in others whose faith might be wavering. But how do we share the story of our conversion, renewal, healing, miracle or answered prayer? Nancy Ward has a new DVD, Sharing YOUR Faith Story, a three-part seminar for evangelization to show us how. As she tells of her conversion to the Catholic faith and her renewal of her faith years later, she demonstrates how we can share our faith stories in different situations from an elevator speech to a blog post or magazine article.
This four-minute YouTube excerpt from Sharing YOUR Faith Story DVD pinpoints how sharing our faith encourages others as well as ourselves:
Let me introduce you to Nancy and her seminar. Catholic convert, author and speaker Nancy HC Ward has a passion for evangelization. “All baptized Christians have a unique story and all are meant to be evangelists. The most effective way to evangelize is through the faith story only we can tell.” Her Sharing YOUR Faith Story seminar answers the question, “How do I give my personal witness?”
The Sharing YOUR Faith Story seminar came from Nancy’s heartfelt desire to share her conversion story, her renewal story and the ways she found joy in sharing those experiences that brought her closer to God. The DVD takes her live seminar and opens it to encompass anyone who recognizes the need to evangelize through personal witness.
“Since conversion is a life-long calling, we can expect God to surprise us with little steps and big steps closer toward him,” she said. “I want to help as many people as possible learn to take these steps and always be ready to tell their unique story as only they can.”
As Nancy tells her conversion and renewal stories she demonstrates how to witness effectively and authentically. Then she addresses tips and cautions that also apply to stories of healings, miracles and answered prayers. On the DVD, Nancy presents the three talks of her live seminar:
- Sharing Your Conversion Story – how her initial conversion experience clarifies the three components of your faith story
- Sharing Your Renewal Story – how her continuous conversion connects to your life-long spiritual journey
- Ten Tips for Sharing Your Story – how to always be ready to share your story wherever you are.
The DVD is ideal for Catholic leaders of small or large gatherings, Bible studies, retreats, evangelization seminars and parish missions. A free study guide is available at JOYAlive.net/shop to complement the DVD.