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What's Your Story? Church

A story-sharing initiative to build understanding and a stronger sense of connectedness in your church, small group, youth group, ministry or family.

You can run What’s Your Story? in any context

For church leaders

Get ideas and resources for doing WYS in your congregation or Christian organisation.

For small groups

Find WYS resources and videos for small group leaders and members.

For youth groups

Get ideas, videos and resources to run WYS in your youth group.

For families

You can run WYS with your relatives or closest friends. Here’s how.

For individuals

Get ideas and mini resources for engaging in story-sharing in your daily life.

“… the WYS experience has produced obvious changes in the [church] group. They are no longer just a group; they have become a team.”
WYS Case Study

Courses

We have various multimedia courses to help you run What’s Your Story? in any context. Sign up or log in to get access.

8 Lessons

WYS for Christian Small Groups

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10 Lessons

Beyond the River for Youth Groups

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8 Lessons

WYS for Reconciliation

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0 Lessons

WYS for Families - Read and Talk

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0 Lessons

WYS for Families - Watch and Talk

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7 Lessons

Facilitator's Toolkit

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Resources

Browse our wide range of What's Your Story? resources.

WYS for Your Online Church

This resource contains ideas on how to create a sense of community at a time when people are feeling increasingly disconnected from one another.

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WYS for Christian Small Groups

This four-session journey will help build relationships and a stronger sense of community within and beyond your small group.

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WYS for Small Groups - Participant's Workbook

The Participant's Workbook is designed for people doing the What's Your Story? for Christian Small Groups course. 

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WYS for Families - Watch and Talk

In this mini resource, we offer you some ideas on how to do story-sharing in your family using video and discussion points.

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WYS for Families - Read and Talk

In this mini resource, we offer you some ideas on how to do story-sharing in your family.

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WYS for Reconciliation

A toolkit for churches and small groups to promote understanding through personal storytelling. 

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Share your story with us

Do you have a story that everyone needs to hear? Are you, or do you know of someone who courageously lives out values such as forgiveness, compassion, acceptance, understanding or reconciliation? Do you know of ordinary people in South Africa working together in extraordinary ways?

Then we need to hear your story!

We’re looking for stories that:

  • Help us to get to know and understand each other better.
  • Challenge us to look beyond our differences.
  • Inspire us about those who’ve overcome huge challenges.
  • Remind us that we really are better together.
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