1. How have stories influenced your own spiritual formation and growth?
2. Are there any stories or narratives that you have accepted without critically examining them? How might this impact your faith?
3. How can the church create space for sharing and hearing each other’s stories? Why is this important for spiritual formation?
4. Have you ever encountered a toxic narrative within a religious context? How did you respond to it, and how might it have affected your faith?
5. How do you personally interpret the verse in Psalms about one generation testifying to another? Do you see it as a one-way exchange or an invitation for dialogue and learning between generations?
6. How can the church honor and incorporate both old traditions and new contributions from each generation?
7. In what ways can pastors and ministry leaders create space for people to share their own stories and experiences within the context of sermons, teachings, and leadership?
8. How has storytelling expanded your own imagination and perspective on faith? Can you think of any specific stories that have challenged or inspired you?
9. In what ways do you believe storytelling has the power to shape our faith, both positively and negatively? How can we ensure that storytelling is diverse and inclusive?
10. How can you actively cultivate an imaginative and diverse mindset by engaging with different forms of media, meeting new people, and exploring various perspectives within your faith community?