Chris Brogan has challenged his readers. Therefore, I accept the challenge. We are supposed to write a post about story. Here is my post about story and from my perspective.
We all have a story. My story, much like yours, contains comedy, romance and tragedy. I have experienced them all in the past couple of years.
In fact, folks resonate with us when we share our story. However, I want to take it to a different level. What if we connected our story to our mission–not just as a business person or writer–but our mission in life? What if we share our story for a different purpose? What if we share our stories in a way that transcends what we do to make a living?
For me, the most powerful story is Jesus. Now, that story is engaged in my story. God engaging in history–my history. I haven’t always liked my history, but I have always respected one who would throw off the cloak or royalty and become a simple peasant to give his life for a ragamuffin like me.
Because of God’s great love, I have decided to do this. I believe that all churches should have an online presence. There may be a rare example of one that doesn’t need one, but most do. I am willing to help churches have an online presence by offering my services for 50% off what I would normally charge. Further, if a church simply can’t pay that, we can make a different arrangement. This will undoubtedly benefit small and start-up churches, and those are who I am looking at when I offer this. Because of my time, I can only participate in a limited number projects at a time. It makes no difference what denomination you are as long as you believe in Jesus as your Lord and Savior.
I do not want a church to use being small or money as a reason to not have an online presence. I will help you get a site up and running and train a volunteer and staff member to use the website. If you desire, I will also set up a social media presence for you as well to integrate with your website. I will then offer tech support for you and your website for six months. All my services for a church or faith-based non profit will be 50% off plus the cost of hosting and domain registration.
Now, Chris, that is connecting my story, and God’s story, to my mission. What do you think?