It is important to learn how to share your personal testimony in 2-3 minutes because if you can’t share it quickly, you won’t share it very often.

Tips When Writing Your Testimony
  • Pray first.
  • Don’t be overly negative or positive, be honest.
  • Don’t criticize a church or denomination.
  • Keep it about what God did. 
  • Your Background (Less Than 1 Minute) 
  • Example: Acts 22:3-5 
  • You can talk about a number of things here such as what your family life was like, what you used to think about God before conversion, etc. You just need enough background information to communicate who you were. 
  • If you came to Christ at a young age, you may have trouble knowing what to communicate here, especially if you can’t ever remember not being a Christian. Then go to a place where your relationship felt
  • the most real, where you felt God working.

Conversion Experience (1-2 Minutes)
Example: Acts 22:6-16. Paul expresses that Jesus is Lord (8) and that he needed to be forgiven of his sins and call on Christ’s name (16). 
As you share about how God changed you, make sure to include these points in your story:
  • God created us for relationship.
  • Sin separates us from God and eternal life (Isaiah 59:2). 
  • God loved us so much that He allows us to have fellowship with Him through His Son, Jesus Christ (1 Corinthians 1:9). 
  • This fellowship is gained by responding to Jesus’ lordship and believing in His death and resurrection (Romans 10:9).

Life With Christ (Less Than 1 minute) 
Example: Acts 22:17-21. 
Briefly explain how your life has been different since conversion and/or simply explain the hope that you have in Christ. 
When you are done sharing your story, bring the subject of conversation back to your listener. You could ask them, “Has anything like that ever happened to you?” If they say, “No,” 
you can say, “Would you like it to?” 
Regardless of what you say, it is crucial 
that you get them to think about their 
need for Christ. 
Now write out your 3-minute testimony and practice saying it to someone. Then 
watch for an opportunity to share it.