Readers Digest conducted a contest by inviting readers to write and send in their true life story in 150 words or less. 6,652 people entered RD’s Facebook contest. The results were pretty astounding. The concise storytelling produced some dramatic attention getting results.
Check them out at: http://www.rd.com/slideshows/the-best-life-stories/
These micro life stories are well worth reading. I encourage you to do so. Let the written creative brevity inspire you to consider how you might express your camp in the same way. My favorite as a youth worker was “A Meaningless Diagnosis”.
How about running your own contest? Invite campers, parents, staff, alumni, and donors to share their true life camp story in 150 words or less. Post them on your Facebook page, website or camp blog.
In staff training have your staff write out their true life story to prepare them to share their gospel testimony. Reading them to each other will give you great staff bonding and create confidence in sharing their story when the opportunity comes this summer.
Collecting and sharing the changing stories happening in your camp ministry puts the gospel to work spreading your ministry good news. Is there a better way? Everyone responds to a well told story, I hope this helps you tell yours.