WHAT IS STORYTELLERS LIVE?
We are a community of gatherings where everyday people share real and personal stories of encounters with God. Some stories are profound and challenging while others are more common and relatable but all reveal God’s transforming love.
The Story Behind StoryTellers Live
I am a wife to a wonderful husband and a mom to 3 amazing kids and a neurotic golden-doodle. In the midst of my children’s toddler years, I lost myself. I knew I loved Jesus and that Jesus loved me. But for that period of time, I was just keeping my head above water…loving my family the best I knew how with room for little else. I knew there was more I wanted to do with my life but I had no clue what “it” was or how to find “it.”
I began to realize how much I loved encouraging and mentoring women. I was leading many small groups and Bible studies and life seemed great. So why did I feel like something was missing? When our youngest was 5, I felt like I had a little breathing room. My husband kept asking me about my dreams and passions. I had no clue how to answer and I felt frustrated and stuck. My kids were at the age where this hidden dream was possible but I couldn't figure out what it was. I prayed. I read books on dreaming with God. All I knew was that I loved sitting with women one on one. I loved hearing their stories and encouraging them. But what was I supposed to do with that? There was still a piece of the puzzle that wasn't clicking.
In the Fall of 2016, some friends and I got together weekly for a small group. Each week one of us shared our story. These were friends, some of them I had known for several years, and I was hearing things about them I never knew! All of us in the group began to see each other with new eyes. We were vulnerable and real. We began to see each woman for who God created her to be. An idea began to form. What if this could be done in a large setting? I started dreaming with God and asking Him what this looked like. Over time I began to see a ministry unfold – a place where women share their stories in a large setting, where they could be vulnerable and brave and able to share an experience that God has done in their life. Other women in the room would hear that story and not feel so alone. They would think, "if God did that in their life, He can do something in my life too!" Women would be encouraged to not only see God's story in their life, but also share it with others. This was it! StoryTellers Live was born.
We now have a multiple teams who host weekly story telling events in different communities.