How to Write your Statement of Christian Testimony

Your statement of Christian testimony should be around 250 to 500 words. A suggested format would be to write the statement in four parts:

  1. Before: How and what were you like before becoming a Christian? Why did you need Jesus and His Grace? This is where you explain what your life was like before you trusted Jesus, and what you have tried that did not work. Include how you thought, how and why you were not content or happy, what your character, your temperament, and your behaviors were like, etc.
  2. Reasons: What prompted you to want to know about Jesus? What were the reasons you felt the need for Jesus? Consider any event(s) that helped shape you such as a crisis, sin, feelings, people, and mentors, include examples, and Scripture that has influenced you.
  3. How: How did you come to trust in Jesus? How did you place your trust in Jesus? What took place concerning events, places, and people? What would your life be like if you had not accepted Jesus as your Savior and made Him Lord of your life?
  4. After: How are you different now that you have trusted in Jesus? What has your life been like since? Concerning purpose, how has Jesus made your life full, deep, and meaningful, and given you contentment, security, and the Spirit? What are the changes that took place?