Team Impact has a framework we use for sharing our faith, and we call it a “Testiminute.”
Team Leader Shonn Keels coined the term, and the idea is simple: share your entire testimony in three short minutes.
Here's how it breaks down:
If you travel for work you’re familiar with the stress it places on your loved ones.
You work hard to provide for your family, but sometimes that takes you away from them. The days and weeks traveling wear you down, and your spouse and kids miss you.
Tired, stressed, and alone you’re more susceptible to temptation. Even a good, faithful spouse is one bad decision away from disaster.
Have you ever met someone who, in a single moment, said something that changed your life?
Maybe for you it was the first time your future spouse spoke to you, or when you heard a specific TED talk. Still, for others it may have been a speech by a politician or leader, or a question asked of you— the answer to which you had never considered.
For me, that life change moment happened in a dim lit, open air gymnasium in La Esperanza, Honduras.
“To share the good news of Jesus Christ across the street and around the world.”
It’s the indelible tattoo across the heart of Team Impact, the blood we bleed, and the dream that enlivens our sleep---to share the Good News about Jesus Christ, crucified and resurrected for the forgiveness of sin.
It’s the “who,” “what,” and “why,” of our existence.
It's our mission.
But recently, we’ve had to rethink everything we do and ask the question, “How do we want to accomplish our mission?”
For the last 15 years, Team Impact has been a lighthouse to struggling students across the country.
We’ve been able to speak a message of hope and encouragement, motivation and inspiration to more than 1.5 million students in the public school system.
Our message is simple enough for a 3rd grader, but powerful enough for any Fortune 500 CEO.
Teachers celebrate it, and students are captivated by it.
Our message has earned us the title “One of America’s Most Trusted School Assembly Programs”, and it can be summed up in three words: Be. Stand. Do.
No matter how much we try, pride can sneak in and have us think more of ourselves, and less of others.
Pastors know the danger of pride, as well. Without constant checks and balances, their pride (like ours) can easily become a monster that silently wrecks their ministry.
We’ve found 4 amazing hacks to crush our pride, and they can apply to pastors (or anyone) who want to keep the pride monster in check.