This information is directly from our Baptism Class for Students, but it works well for any age. Make sure Jesus is the main attraction of your story!
In Acts 26, Paul stood before King Agrippa and shared simply and plainly the story of his life. Essentially, Paul’s testimony followed a guideline that can help you prepare your testimony:
Ask the Holy Spirit to help you as you write so that the most important and helpful aspects of your gospel story will be shared clearly (Acts 1:8):
What was your life like? What characterized you? How did you think of the Lord? My family, friends, interests were... The most important thing in my life was... My religious background and/or attitude about Christ was…
What made you consider Jesus? Share the specific steps of how you became a Christian. If there was a particular Scripture or word that someone said that drew you to Christ, share it.
What difference has Christ made in your life? In the way you act? Think? In the way others see you? In the way your family sees you? Don’t be afraid to share that you still have struggles, but tell how Christ helps you with these struggles. "What changed was..." "My desires now are..."
NOTE: A few final things for you to remember when writing your story: