Writing Your Testimony

How To Write My Testimony

This is a guide to help you write your Celebrate Recovery testimony. God’sword tells us, “It is a proof of your faith. Many people will praise God because you obey the Good News of Christ – the gospel you say you believe – and because you freely share with them and with all others.” (2 Corinthians 9:13 NCV)

Testimony Guidelines:

  • a. Before you start writing, pray and ask God for help and the words to share.
  • b. Your testimony must be written out.
  • c. Your testimony should be about 12 to 15 minutes long. This is about 7–9 pages double-spaced using a 12-point font.
  • d. Be sure to include 1 or 2 of your favorite scriptures.
  • e. Be honest.
  • f. Remember that you are not cured.
  • g. Don’t use religious cliches.
  • h. Don’t get too graphic or include non-essential information.
  • i. Keep it short and to the point.
  • j. HAVE FUN!

There are four major parts to your story:

1. The Old Me.
Start with, “My name is __________. I am a believer who struggles with __________.”

  • What are some circumstances others could relate to?
  • What unhealthy things was I doing?
  • What was my relationship to God like?
  • What was my attitude toward others like?
  • What was my breaking point? What caused me to hit bottom?

2. My Experiences and Changes in Working through Celebrate Recovery.

  • How did I get into recovery?
  • How has my growing relationship with Jesus Christ influenced my recovery?
  • How did working the program help me? (Be specific)
  • Did a particular step touch my heart in a specific way?Celebrate Recovery

3. The New Me.

  • What changes has God made in my relationships with others?
  • What areas of my old life are gone and how have they changed?
  • How has my walk with God changed?
  • What are some of the great benefits that I have received fromworking the program?

4. Outreach

  • What encouragement can I give to the newcomer?

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